BBC News presenter accidentally says she can see 'lots of doggers' on live broadcast
"That will teach me to try and say joggers and dog walkers in the same sentence!"
As you might have noticed, we've had a lot of incredible weather over the last few days. So much so, that BBC News sent weather presenter Carol Kirkwood out to the lovely Greenwich Park for this morning's broadcast.
As she presented live from the South London park for BBC Breakfast for what was meant to be an inoffensive, routine report, she unfortunately made a terrible error.
She intended to say that she'd seen lots of 'dog walkers and joggers" in the park - but this is what came out...
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) August 10, 2020
Yeah. That was a very unfortunate portmanteau to make on BBC News.
In case you were unaware, Oxford University Press defines dogging as "The practice of watching or engaging in exhibitionist sexual activity in a public place."
However, Kirkwood was a total pro. Not only did she keep things together and finish the report without bursting into laughter, but she also saw the funny side.
She explained the mix-up in a tweet later in the morning.
That will teach me to try and say joggers and dog walkers in the same sentence!!! Sorry! 😩xxx
— Carol Kirkwood (@carolkirkwood) August 10, 2020
Friday was the hottest August day for 17 years, reaching highs of 36 degrees in West London.
The Met Office have warned that these temperatures are likely to continue into next week, with sticky nights ahead.
The Met Office has issued a level-three heat health warning for the south and south-east, meaning the public should look out for others, particularly children, older people and those in poor health.
Thunderstorms are also likely to hit England, with some places possibly getting up to 80mm of rain over the course of just a few hours.
Dan Harris, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, also said “We’ve issued a broad thunderstorm warning for Monday and Tuesday for all parts of the UK, since although the ingredients are there, it’s just too early to pinpoint the details of exactly where and when thunderstorms will occur."