Carol Kirkwood, a daily on BBC Breakfast, agreed to go hang-gliding on The Nice British Climate Present in 2011.

The daredevil needed to be towed by a small plane as a way to attain the “cloud base”, the place she could be launched into the skies.

However because the aircraft ascended, the tow rope pulling herself and her fellow flyers snapped and so they have been pressured to make an emergency touchdown.

Recounting the horrifying second, Carol stated: “As I grow old, I get to be extra of a daredevil however that was the scariest factor I’ve completed and I’ll by no means do it once more.

“With hang-gliding, all that’s between you and eternity is a wee kite, a metallic body and the ­equal of a sleeping bag.”

She continued: “After we took off, as a result of we needed to stand up to the cloud base 5 miles up, we have been towed up by a tiny aircraft and the tow rope snapped at two miles up.

“We needed to make a crash touchdown and I used to be like, ‘Oh no, please don’t let this occur’.”

Nevertheless, there was no time to recuperate as soon as they landed safely, because the group have been taken straight again up once more.

“That was most likely the precise factor to do,” The TV star advised the Every day Document in 2012.

“I don’t know if they might have gotten me again on once more if I had time to consider it.”

She added: “I used to be praying the entire means. It was terrifying.”

This yr Carol, 56, stated she turn out to be “braver” after separating from her husband of 18 years, Jimmy Kirkwood.

In an interview with Radio Instances, the TV persona stated: “I’m braver now. I’ve flown with the Pink Arrows, jumped out of planes with the Pink Devils.

“After I was youthful I’d by no means have completed that as a result of I’d have thought, ‘Too harmful!’ Now I feel, ‘Oh, you’ve obtained to dwell your life!’”

She added: “I discovered myself after I obtained divorced. I began to do issues and to assume, ‘I’m not going to say no, I’m going to say sure!’”

The radio presenter married property developer Jimmy in 1990, however the couple divorced nearly 20 years later in 2008.

Carol took a break from the BBC when she married the developer and went on to work on the Climate Channel.

When the channel folded she returned to the BBC and was despatched for additional coaching on the Met Workplace.

She first joined BBC Breakfast in 1998 and has gone on to win ‘Climate presenter of the yr’ award 9 occasions.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One.

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