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Holly Willoughby tells of wardrobe malfunction at 10 Downing Street

Published 02/03/2016 | 13:31

Holly Willoughby revealed her split zip on Instagram (Holly Willoughby/PA)
Holly Willoughby revealed her split zip on Instagram (Holly Willoughby/PA)
Holly Willoughby revealed her dress zip split while she was attending a charity function at 10 Downing Street

This Morning's Holly Willoughby suffered a wardrobe malfunction while she was in the toilet at 10 Downing Street.

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Willoughby revealed her dress zip split while she was attending a charity function at the Prime Minister's famous London residence.

The TV presenter posted a photo of her dress disaster on Instagram, showing the body-fitting red dress with a zip down the back that had split from top to bottom.

She wrote alongside the photo: "Oops... Why does this always happen to me and at No 10 too!"

Re-living her fashion fail on air with her This Morning co-host, Phillip Schofield, Willoughby said the incident occurred shortly after arriving at the charity benefit being held in aid of Together For Short Lives.

"As soon as we'd walked through that lovely, famous black door, I gave them my coat," she explained.

"You have to give your phone in because you're not allowed to have your phone, but we went up the grand staircase with all the PM's pictures, very beautiful, very lovely."

She went on to explain: "D an (her husband) needed the loo so I said, 'OK, I'll go to the loo too.' Went to the loo, stood up and then I heard this noise and my zip on the back of my dress went completely."

"Now this isn't just a little zip, this zip goes from top to bottom, so I am now stood there with no coat, no phone, in the toilet in Downing Street, on my own, thinking what do I do. I can't walk out, my bum is out."

She was finally rescued by the next person who made a trip to the toilets and called her husband.

Willoughby said: "Dan went downstairs, thought this was hilarious, told the majority of people he met along the way, including all the staff that recommended I use gaffer tape to strap my dress up or safety pins. And I had to walk around in my coat all night."

In March last year, Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid also suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when her dress split on air.

She had to rush off air and slip into a new dress, saying on her return: "A wardrobe malfunction is a very sweet way of saying it. My dress broke, literally."

"During the news bulletin the back of it just completely split open.

"Behind the scenes the lovely wardrobe mistress was trying to sew me into the dress but I think physics and my sheer width was proving a bit of an obstacle."

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