Dan and co-host Sally Nugent had been chatting to MP Lisa Nandy after the recent shadow cabinet reshuffle, and Sally couldn’t help but giggle at her new – and rather long – job title.
Speaking about her new role, Lisa explained: “It’s a very long title that Michael Gove has concocted for himself. Essentially the job is to deliver on the broken promises of the last 11 years-“
But Sally quickly cut her off to say: “Ooh! We’re just… Sorry Lisa Nandy, to interrupt you, but we’ve got your job title under your name at the moment. Shadow Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary. My goodness! That’s a lot!”
And Dan couldn’t resist thinking up a similar title for stalwart weather girl Carol, as he giggled following the interview: “I’m trying to think of a really long title for Carol. Um… BBC’s Chief Weather Correspondent and Analyst!”
Sally chimed in: “Weather Analyst in Charge!”
Dan then turned to Carol on the screen and wished her a good morning as she blushed in response to the new role.
“I like that one, I like them both!” she chuckled. “Thank you very much!”
After Carol had finished giving her weather update for the day, Dan couldn’t help but gush: “Well, that was worthy of the longest title in British meteorology! Well done, thank you Carol!”
Sally and Carol both collapsed into giggles at the admission, as Sally said: “I love it!”
It comes after Carol was involved in a huge show shake-up on Monday, replaced by Sarah Keith-Lucas as fans wondered where she’d gone.
Plenty of viewers were missing their daily dose of Carol, as one posted on Twitter before Sarah first appeared: “No-one presenting the weather in Carol’s absence then?”
Another wailed: “@carolkirkwood The coldest day of the autumn and no Carol to warm us up!”
Carol hasn’t yet offered an explanation for her absence – though she did take to Twitter to wish her legions of loyal followers a good day.
She told them: “Good morning! Hope this finds you well and happy xxx” before offering an update on the weather.
“Temperatures this week are all over the place! Today it will be mild for the time of year… tomorrow it will turn colder through the day with the highest temperatures being in the morning, and then chilly again on Thursday!” Carol wrote.
BBC Breakfast airs every day from 6am on BBC One.
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