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BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood Dragged To The Ground By Guide Dog

Tom Wood

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BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood Dragged To The Ground By Guide Dog

Featured Image Credit: BBC Breakfast

One of the BBC Breakfast presenters was dragged to the ground on live television this morning thanks to a slightly over-excited trainee guide dog. You'll want to see it for yourself in the video below.


Now, guide dogs are usually supposed to be paragons of calm and composure whilst on the job, not at all like usual Labrador dogs who - with the best will in the world - tend to be as mad as a bag of spiders.

However, when Carol Kirkwood was introduced to a puppy called Flash on this morning's show, live from the Chelsea Flower Show, she found out that even those that have received some training can still have their moments.

Carol introduced Flash to viewers, reminding them of a previous appearance for her canine companion earlier in the year.

She said: "Now, she's a friend of the programme. She was actually on the programme on April 28 with her trainer, Mel, and she took a little bit of a nibble out of Mel's hand when she was only 18-weeks-old.

"She's grown a bit since then and she's very well behaved I must say as well, and just gorgeous."

Credit: BBC Breakfast
Credit: BBC Breakfast

Then, that 'well behaved' narrative was completely destroyed as Flash started to pull on the lead, dragging the weather presenter to the floor.

Remember, this was all happening on live TV, too.

What is it they say about working on TV with animals and children?

The show's co-host Dan Walker - a consummate professional as always - cried out: "We've got a Kirkwood down! We've got a Kirkwood down! Someone save Carol!"

Luckily, Carol was unhurt and laughed the whole thing off, telling her co-presenters: "Flash is strong!"

She was kneeling down at the moment Flash decided that she'd had enough of her burgeoning television career, too.

Credit: BBC Breakfast
Credit: BBC Breakfast

After Walker asked if she was OK and received no response, his co-host Sally Nugent managed to get an answer, asking: "We're just checking that you're okay. Are you alright?"

Carol then - thankfully - confirmed: "Yes!"

She added: "Yes, she's a very strong girl, Flash."

Who says nothing interesting ever happens on breakfast television?

Flash the guide dog had obviously seen Piers Morgan's performance on Good Morning Britain and decided that she'd like a piece of that.

At least the viewers were amused, with one tweeting: "I shouldn't laugh but @carolkirkwood that was hilarious woman down! But still smiling, what a pro x"

Credit: BBC Breakfast
Credit: BBC Breakfast

Another said: "Carol Kirkwood is a Monday mood! #BBCBreakfast"

We've all had days like that Carol, it does happen.

Topics: Dog, TV and Film, Funny, UK Entertainment, Weird, Animals, Dogs

Tom Wood
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