Carol Kirkwood was on the receiving end of an awkward innuendo from her ex-BBC co-star Bill Turnbull six years ago. The ‘BBC Breakfast’ star is known as one of the nation’s favourite weather presenters. At the time of the snub, she brushed off the joke but later revealed explicit messages from viewers were getting out of hand.
Carol was left red-faced by the remark during a live broadcast of one of her weather forecasts.
Her co-presenter Bill Turnbull made a sly innuendo about “tightly-packed Isobars” on the weather map in October 2014.
In an apparent bid to keep the moment light and inoffensive, she fired back with a sexual joke of her own.
Carol said: “They are quite tightly packed, yes. There’s a nice big squeeze going on.”
Despite the comments appearing harmless and in good humour, the star would later reveal that she had been bombarded by explicit messages throughout her career.
BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood faced a sexual innuendo from co-star Bill Turnbull
Carol Kirkwood during the BBC in 1999 after being trained by the MET Office
In 2015, Carol told the Daily Mirror that much of the fan mail she received was X-rated – something she hadn’t hoped for and deliberately chose to ignore.
She said: “I’ve had so many of them over the years I’m almost immune to it. “It all comes into the office and goes to the secretary. “My boyfriend is used to it – he thinks it’s funny.”
Carol admitted that she wasn’t only harassed in letters but also in the online world too – most notably Twitter where her inbox was full of inappropriate messages.
Carol Kirkwood has won a number of awards since her start BBC Breakfast as a weather forecaster
She added: “I get a lot on social media. They’ve all been blocked.”
The Scottish star landed a job on the ‘BBC Breakfast’ team in 1999 after being trained by the MET office.
Since then, she’s won an array of awards to honour her broadcasting talent including the TRIC award for Best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008, 2009 and from 2012 to 2017.
While on ‘Strictly’, she danced alongside Pasha Kovalev until being eliminated in Week Seven.