BBC Breakfast celebrates mistakes with 40th anniversary bloopers reel

The live news show marked its milestone by remembering the times things went wrong.

Watch: BBC Breakfast looks back on 40 years with blooper reel

BBC Breakfast has marked its 40th anniversary by celebrating the moments when things went wrong on the show.

The live news programme - which orginally launched as Breakfast Time in 1983 - has had its share of bloopers over the years, from animals misbehaving and rogue babies in the studio, to verbal slip-ups and broken sets.

The celebratory bloopers reel sees Alan Titchmarsh attacked by a cat on the studio sofa and Bill Oddie urinated on by a cow while reporting live from a dairy farm.

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BBC Breakfast weather presenters seem to make a habit of putting their foot in their mouths - from Carol Kirkwood's infamous "doggers" remark to Matt Taylor's awkward blunder in front of guest Rick Astley.

From left: Charlie Stayt, Carol Kirkwood, Naga Munchetty, Jon Kay, Sally Nugent, Francis Wilson, Debbie Rix and Russell Grant on the red sofa as BBC Breakfast celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special show and guests at MediaCityUK, Salford (Danny Lawson/PA)
From left: Charlie Stayt, Carol Kirkwood, Naga Munchetty, Jon Kay, Sally Nugent, Francis Wilson, Debbie Rix and Russell Grant on the red sofa as BBC Breakfast celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special show and guests at MediaCityUK, Salford (Danny Lawson/PA)

Dan Walker is seen accidentally punching a light fitting while dancing in the studio, and Louise Minchin inadvertantly rips open a sealed container of mosquitos.

Another clip shows a marathon runner being filmed as he stops to urinate beside the road and Carol Kirkwood falling down on the ground just as the camera cuts to her outdoors.

The bloopers reel shows a magnum of champagne exploding in the studio on the very first episode of the live show, showering presenters, including astrologer Russell Grant, and knocking over glasses.

Former weather presenter Francis Wilson with weather presenter Carol Kirkwood (Danny Lawson/PA)
Former weather presenter Francis Wilson with weather presenter Carol Kirkwood (Danny Lawson/PA)

It also features Roy Hudd's puppet Emu misbehaving and Nigel Planer in character as his The Young Ones character Neil, reporting on the daily papers and describing the quality of the paper The Sun is printed on.

Other clips include an escaping kangaroo, a baby climbing across the sofa during a news report, guests being introduced by the wrong name and a reporter falling in a swimming pool while interviewing a team of swimmers.

Carol Kirkwood
Carol Kirkwood's famous doggers comment makes the cut. (Getty Images)

Breakfast Time launched in 1983 presented by Frank Bough, Selina Scott and Nick Ross. It became Breakfast News in 1989 and BBC Breakfast in 2000.

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Notable presenters on the famous red sofa - which has also evolved over the years - have included Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Nicholas Witchell, Jill Dando, Sophie Raworth, Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull.