BBC presenter Helen Skelton's short skirt sparks controversy
We're guessing Helen Skelton had no idea that her outfit choice at the Rio Olympics would spark a Twitter meltdown.
But it seems the BBC presenter's short skirt was a heck of lot more interesting than the swimming competition she was covering.
Viewers took to social media to slam Skelton's attire, saying she had "forgotten her trousers" or was more suitably dressed for "clubbing" than sports coverage.
Helen Skelton must be going clubbing after this with that dress on #Rio2016— Steven Ward (@WardyPne) August 7, 2016
Did Helen Skelton forget to pack some clothes #Olympics2016— Derek Turnbull (@derekturnbull) August 7, 2016
@HelenSkelton you should be ashamed of wearing such a short dress because children and families were watching !— Elaine Wilson (@ElaineWilson2) August 7, 2016
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Fortunately, the fact that it was a hot and humid day in Rio, and Skelton's co-host Mark Foster was also showing some leg in his short shorts, didn't go unnoticed by plenty of other viewers who came to Skelton's defence.
How about we just enjoy the sport instead of worrying about the length of Helen Skelton's skirt you bunch of tedious bores? #Olympics2016— Emma Heard (@emmamheard) August 7, 2016
LET!!!! WOMEN!! WEAR WHATEVER!! THEY WANT!!!!!!! WITHOUT SHAMING THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/6UoR9wzoaD— sophoulla (@sophoulla) August 7, 2016
Imagine phoning up and complaining about Helen Skelton wearing a short skirt when you are literally watching people in speedos— / (@KirbiJackson) August 7, 2016