Carol Kirkwood got a Valentine’s Day shock when her BBC Breakfast co-star Naga Munchetty told viewers they could expect to hear her sing on the show. In a video shared on the official BBC Breakfast Twitter account, the meteorologist was quizzed about her apparent performance. When the 56-year-old delivered the weather forecast atop The London Coliseum, Naga insisted she would belt out a tune for those watching at home. Naga remarked: “Really looking forward to seeing you in 20 minutes. I understand you are going to sing to us?”
Nervously laughing off the invitation, the broadcaster replied: “I don’t actually remember agreeing to this actually Naga.”
Trying to bait Carol, a cheeky Naga interjected: “I thought you had. We’ll see what happens in 20 mins. Thanks Carol.”
Later in the show, Naga returned to Carol, who was standing at the edge of the theatre’s roof.
“Well Carol has been high up in that tower all morning like Rapunzel,” the 43-year-old presenter began.
“We can see her, just, but can we hear her?”
After, the weather reporter burst into song, spreading her arms as she sang Lionel Richie’s hit Hello.
At the every end of her performance a shy Carol quipped: “Enough! I can’t sing!”
“I never said I could sing!” she declared. “That was horrendous!”
However, her fans felt differently and took to the comment section to praise the radio reporter on a job well done.
One admirer wrote: “Now that’s a Valentine’s treat. You’re some woman Carol. We love ya.”
Another added: “Aww that was fabulous @carolkirkwood! [You] made my morning; nothing horrendous about that performance, what so ever.”
A third asked: “Why did you stop singing? I was enjoying that. You’re pretty good, at least you can hold a tune.”
Others commended Carol on taking part, despite being wary about singing, with one writing: “What a fantastic sport! Go @carolkirkwood.”
A second person gushed: “Good on you Carol,” while another simply said: “Fabulous.”
Someone else exclaimed: “Well done Carol! Singing brings joy. Loved it,” as a fifth fan quipped: “Well done Carol..think a duet with Bryan Adams is next.”
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.