The 56-year-old is one of the nation’s most decorated weather reporters, with a staggering nine ‘weather presenter of the year’ awards to her name.
Yet even the most successful of people have their bad days and Carol Kirkwood is no exception to this, having suffered her own on-screen blunder.
BBC Breakfast meteorologist Carol recounted the horrifying moment she destroyed a mesmerising snow sculptor in front of its creators.
Recalling the cringe-worthy incident, Carol said: “Once we were joined by some snow sculptors who painstakingly carved a beautiful teapot out of the snow.
“Before we went to broadcast, I asked if I could touch it. ‘Fine’, they said, as it’s hard-packed ice.”
Speaking to Essential Surrey and SW London, she added: “So there I was, live on air, exclaiming: ‘Look at this beautiful snow sculpture; it’s so sturdy!’
“Then, just as I patted it, the whole thing simply crumbled.”
Remembering the expression on the sculptor’s faces, Carol described it as a “look of horror”, before sympathising with the men.
“Three hours work down the swanny and I had to stop myself from laughing!” Carol told the publication in 2016.
Carol also gushed about how her work takes her all over the country, with her expressing her love for travelling.
“I visit places I never knew existed,” she said. “When on location, you look down the barrel of the camera and that’s it.”
Just yesterday, Carol went to Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, where wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was born.
She shared several images of the greenery surrounding the country house to Twitter and thanked on-site staff for looking after her.
In one photo she cuddled up to a bearded man known only as Jonathan, who she praised for being hospitable.
Alongside the picture of them smiling, Carol wrote: “We are having a lovely morning here at Blenheim Palace.
“Big thanks to Jonathan for looking after us so well.”
In another snap, Carol told her 144,000 followers she had a busy day ahead of her as she captured camera man Kevin Saddington setting up.
She penned: “Busy morning for @ksadders and myself, but what a treat to be here at Blenheim Palace.”
Carol also uploaded a wider shot of the photograph and asked her fans to see if they could spot her microphone in the picture.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.