Just minutes before going on air, BBC Points West presenter, Liz Beacon suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Ms Beacon, 43, was drafted in at the last minute to present the evening news and was forced to rush her home to grab her outfit.
However, before going on air the zip popped upon leaving the fitted dress gaping open at the back.
Luckily for the newsreader, quick-thinking colleagues used a metal clip and black gaffer tape to hold the dress together.
The newsreader revealed she felt a “pop” shortly before going live as the crew rushed in to save the day.
Ms Beacon said: “I hadn’t worn the dress before and it was a bit sticky when I did the zip up, but I just thought that was because the dress is quite a tight style anyway.
BBC: Liz Beacon suffered the wardrobe malfunction (Image: BBC)
BBC: Ms Beacon managed to do the broadcast (Image: SWNS)
“Never in a million years did I imagine it would burst open half an hour later.
“We go live on air at 6.30pm and at about 6.10pm I felt this pop and thought, I don’t believe this, I think the zip has just gone.
“I asked the director - another Liz - to come and take a look, and when she saw it, she gasped and said ‘Quick, get me some clips and some gaffer tape’.
“I had no other options.
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BBC: The quick-thinking colleagues solved the problem (Image: SWNS)