BBC News host suffers near embarrassing minutes before ...

Just minutes before going on air, BBC Points West presenter, Liz Beacon suffered a . 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.

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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.

BBCBBC: Liz Beacon suffered the (Image: BBC)

BBCBBC: 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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BBCBBC: The quick-thinking colleagues solved the problem (Image: SWNS)

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