BBC Breakfast viewers were furious with Naga Munchetty, who said that Carol Kirkwood is a weather presenter. “chicken”.
Carol was out at Ascot Racecourse for Ladies’ Day. She was wearing a variety amazing fascinators for this occasion, from a small cream piece to a large black netted dress.
Naga was able to resist the cheeky joke when she spoke with Mike Bushell, sports correspondent for the BBC, and Charlie Stayt, Charlie’s co-host.
Mike said: “It’s not just about the racing – it’s the battle of the hats. Fascinators.”
Charlie agreed to this: “It’s all about the style,”Naga asked Mike to answer: “Would you go up against Carol in a hat? I don’t think anyone would go up against Carol in anything!”
Mike was quick to add: “No, no, no! A beautiful bird, I think this morning. The cockatoo hat this morning, isn’t it?”
Charlie teased Charlie: “Well, we’ll see what’s coming up in just a moment…”But Naga interjected: “I was thinking more of a chicken.”
Outraged, Mike asked: “What?!”Naga quickly moved on, displaying a quirked eyebrow. She told viewers: “Carol’s at Ascot – here’s a gorgeous view for you over the racecourse. Carol’s here somewhere!”
Carol was not the only one who thought of a joke for Naga. Charlie continued to make a comparison between her appearance and a “satellite dish”.
Naga asked Carol: “Listen, are you going to treat us to a fabulous hat every time we see you… different hats because that one’s gorgeous.”
Charlie laughed: “I think this one is Carol… I am thinking this one is like a satellite dish. Is that the look you’re going for?”
Carol is able to hold her own as she fires back. “I wanted to beam back to Salford. The pictures from here Charlie… so I thought I wouldn’t take any chances.
“It is impossible to predict what the reception will be like.”
Fans on Twitter were less than happy with the on-screen taunts, as one wrote: “Snide digs galore.”
Another fumed: “This was you at your most sexy with Carol this morning Naga!”
Others were simply loving Carol’s weather report and stunning floral dress at Ascot, as one penned: “What a beautiful day and love your dress this morning, can I ask where it’s from?”
“Looking gorgeous Carol!” someone else chimed in.
BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One.
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