The 59-year-old is one of the nation’s most loved weather presenters, and is renowned for her charming chemistry colleagues such as Louise Minchin and Dan Walker. But in one encounter, she was left hanging out to dry after Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty poked fun at the Scottish star, who was presenting a segment of the weather from Greenwich in 2018. From the BBC studio, Charlie said: “Now don’t say we don’t bring you exciting images here on BBC Breakfast.
“We’re going to see a snail on a piece of wood.”
Laughing, Naga responded: “That’s no way to talk about Carol!”
Carol, who gasped after Naga’s retort, responded: “How very dare you.”
But it wasn’t over for Carol as the star managed to take a swipe at someone by claiming she knew people with “no backbone”.
She said: “[Mission: Invertebrate] is going to visit different locations over the summer and invertebrates of course are vertebrates with no backbones.
“I know a few of them myself!”
Viewers were left gobsmacked at Carol’s revelation and naturally took to Twitter to ask who the mystery people she was rereferring to was.
One wrote: “#bbcbreakfast so did Carol just comment on someone she knows with no backbone?! #harsh on national TV! Lol.”
A second added: “Who was she getting at? #bbcbreakfast.”
“Kirkwood just threw serious shade on #bbcbreakfast.”
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The encounter ended when then-host Jon Kay joked: “Steph said she’s consulting her lawyers at the moment.”
Throughout Carol’s career she has won an array of awards including the TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009 and between 2012 and 2017.
She has also claimed an Honorary Fellowship from Princess Anne for “contributions to broadcasting” at Inverness College in 2015.
As well as her career as a weather presenting legend, Ms Kirkwood has also had stints on popular programmes such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and even made a cameo on Channel 4 soap ‘Hollyoaks’.