VICTORIA Derbyshire was forced to deny wearing a "coronavirus" print dress live on air after bizarre claims from viewers.
The 51-year-old BBC presenter insisted her dress simply featured a daisy print – but admitted it did look similar to the coronavirus symbols used by the BBC.
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Addressing concerns as she was coming off air on a BBC News broadcast Victoria said: “For those of you who have emailed asking if I am wearing a Coronavirus dress, I am not.”
She then took off her glasses to look at the frock, adding: “I think these are daisies, but I take your point actually, now I look, they do look a bit like the Coronavirus symbol that we use on screen.”
Viewers were quick to comment on social media, with many complimenting the look.
@Beemac2000 wrote: “l think your so called ‘Coronavirus dress’ looks lovely.”
Mark Phillips found it hilarous, adding: “Victoria Derbyshire being asked if she is wearing a Coronavirus Dress which is actually a Daisy print is my favourite TV moment in quite some time.”
Some were less impressed.
Paul Potter said: “Coronavirus dress: Wouldn't have noticed if she hadn't said anything.”
Twitter user GrahamWins26 wrote: “Why is Victoria Derbyshire wearing a Coronavirus dress today?”
Dave Shepherd wrote: “Why is Victoria Derbyshire wearing a dress with what appears to be a Coronavirus design on it. Does she think it’s funny?”
It comes after Victoria went viral this week by presenting a show with the National Domestic Abuse line phone number written on her hand.
Viewers praised her actions after reports from The National Domestic Abuse Helpline that calls to their service had increased by 25% since the coronavirus lockdown began.
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