Urinating dog 'upstages' BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood

  • 17 July 2014
  • From the section Sussex
Media captionCarol Kirkwood had been broadcasting from West Wittering beach when the dog crept into shot

BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood was "upstaged" on live television when a dog relieved itself during a broadcast.

The meteorologist was broadcasting from West Wittering beach, in West Sussex, when a dog called Connie, who belongs to a BBC producer, crept into shot.

Connie then began to urinate, with the shallow water lapping at her heels.

Spotting the dog as it sauntered off, Kirkwood said: "Upstaged by a dog, it's the story of my life."

BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin had spotted the dog in the background, and said: "Oh Carol, don't look behind you!"

Image caption Connie the dog belongs to a BBC producer

Co-host Charlie Stayt added: "Don't turn round!"

The BBC Breakfast Twitter feed later carried an image of the dog with the message: "Someone's looking a bit guilty..."

It added: "Soooo... that was awkward. Rest assured: our sources tell us it was a number one."

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