Carol Kirkwood dragged off BBC Breakfast by dog in hilarious live TV mishap

BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood was left in hysterics when she was dragged away from a live segment by an unruly dog.

Watch: Carol Kirkwood pulled to the ground by dog on a lead

BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood learned the golden TV rule about never working with animals the hard way when she was dragged off screen by a dog for the second time.

The weather presenter, 61, was giving her forecast live from Wimbledon during Tuesday's programme when the embarrassing on-air blunder happened.

Kirkwood was giving tennis fans the bad news that rain was likely to stop play with some assistance from a working dog called Ray, whose lead she held as she crouched down next to him.

Carol Kirkwood laughing on the ground at Wimbledon holding a dog's lead
Carol Kirkwood was pulled over by a dog live on air. (BBC)

So far, so cute - but when Kirkwood tried to hand the broadcast back to studio presenters Jon Kay and Sally Nugent, it all went horribly wrong.

Ray appeared to have sniffed out something interesting in the distance as he stood up and looked into the camera, before bounding off across the tennis club with Kirkwood hanging onto the end of his lead.

She was knocked off her feet and dragged across the ground on all fours as her co-stars in the studio could only look on.

Kay shouted out: "Oh no!" and Nugent added: "Oh, Carol!" before asking: "Is she ok?"

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The camera turned to look for Kirkwood, who laughed in embarrassment as she tried to get back to her feet, but stumbled again.

Of course, BBC Breakfast fans will know this is not the first time such a mishap has befallen Kirkwood, who couldn't believe that lightning had struck twice.

She said: "I cannot believe that has happened again."

Carol Kirkwood in the new BBC Breakfast studio. (BBC)
Carol Kirkwood in the new BBC Breakfast studio. (BBC) (BBC/James Stack)

Two years ago, Kirkwood was making her weather forecast from a Chelsea Flower Show garden dedicated to guide dogs and again had a dog on a lead as a prop for the live broadcast.

But when the dog pulled hard on its lead, Kirkwood was pulled over and viewers were left with just a shot of her white trainers in the air.

Her then colleague Dan Walker was in hysterics as he said: "We've got a Kirkwood down. We've got a Kirkwood down. Someone save Carol."

Watch: BBC Breakfast host hit with bird poo on TV

Last summer, however, the shoe was on the other foot for Kirkwood and Kay when Kay was pooed on by a bird during a live outdoor broadcast.

He asked Kirkwood: "Carol, have you got any tips for removing bird poo from linen jackets? Because I’ve just been splatted by a pigeon…"