BBC Breakfast fans were left fuming with presenter Naga Munchetty as she said weather presenter Carol Kirkwood looks like a “chicken”.
Carol was out at Ascot racecourse for Ladies’ Day, and rocking a range of incredible fascinators for the occasion – going from a small cream piece to an extravagant black netted garment.
Discussing the event with sports correspondent Mike Bushell and her co-host Charlie Stayt, Naga couldn’t resist the cheeky swipe.
Mike said: “It’s not just about the racing – it’s the battle of the hats. Fascinators.”
Charlie agreed: “It’s all about the style,” as Naga asked Mike: “Would you go up against Carol in a hat? I don’t think anyone would go up against Carol in anything!”
Mike was hasty to say: “No, no, no! A beautiful bird, I think this morning. The cockatoo hat this morning, isn’t it?”
Charlie teased: “Well, we’ll see what’s coming up in just a moment…” but Naga interrupted him: “I was thinking more of a chicken.”
Outraged, Mike asked: “What?!” as Naga moved swiftly on with a quirked eyebrow, telling viewers: “Carol’s at Ascot – here’s a gorgeous view for you over the racecourse. Carol’s here somewhere!”
However, it wasn’t just Naga who had a quip for Carol, as Charlie went on to compare her look to a “satellite dish”.
Naga asked Carol: “Listen, are you going to treat us to a fabulous hat every time we see you… different hats because that one’s gorgeous.”
But Charlie then joked: “I think this one is Carol… I am thinking this one is like a satellite dish. Is that the look you’re going for?”
Carol can clearly hold her own, as she fired back: “I wanted to beam back to Salford. The pictures from here Charlie… so I thought I wouldn’t take any chances.
“You never know what the reception is going to be like.”
Fans on Twitter were less than happy with the on-screen taunts, as one wrote: “Snide digs galore.”
Another fumed: “That was you at your waspish best with Carol this morning Naga!”