BBC Breakfast weather bulletin upstaged by dirty dog – video

Watch Carol Kirkwood's beach-based forecast descend into messy horror

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It was meant to be a lovely, sunny edition of BBC Breakfast. “Today’s to be the hottest of the year so far,” the BBC1 magazine show tweeted brightly first thing, “so @carolkirkwood’s on the beach, with producer Gilly’s dog, Connie!” The tweet came with a picture of Carol and Connie, but this relationship was about to be tainted for ever.

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Halfway through a live heatwave roundup from the beautiful sandy beaches of West Wittering in Sussex, Connie’s carefree gambolling took a darker turn. See the harrowing video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1si_ly6O90

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BBC Breakfast sought to play down the incident, later tweeting: “Soooo… that was awkward. Rest assured: our sources tell us it was a number one.”