Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid had to rush off to change her dress during the breakfast TV show after suffering a wardrobe malfunction.
Viewers discovered that the star, 44, who blamed "physics" for the tear, had disappeared from her desk after a news bulletin.
John Stapleton told viewers that Reid's dress had split "spectacularly" and joked that being accidentally flashed by his co-presenter was "one of the bonuses of the show they don't put in the job description".
Luckily for Reid her dress split while the cameras were not on her, but Kate Garraway explained: "Susanna's just nipped out of the studio with a slight wardrobe malfunction.
"All will be sorted out although it has warmed John up this morning so he's very pleased about it.
"I won't go into any more detail but it was all marvellous for a moment there for you wasn't it!", she said to Stapleton.
Returning to the studio, Reid said that she had been given a replacement dress which was almost "exactly the same" as the one she had been wearing.
"A wardrobe malfunction is a very sweet way of saying it. My dress broke, literally," she told viewers of the ITV show.
"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."
Reid, who has been wearing glasses because of an ear infection, later wrote on Twitter: "Having one of those weeks ... my zip just broke. Eye still not recovered. Glasses still on."