The sexy BBC newsreader Kate Silverton is in trouble with her bosses after more than 2500 viewers rang the Beeb yesterday afternoon to complain that the vampish presenter's lips were "too pink", and that she was putting many of them off their lunch.
Miss Silverton, 37, was reading the One O'Clock News programme on BBC1, and appeared to have applied her make-up "in the dark", according to one viewer, whilst others said they'd had to change to switch over to other channels after feeling giddy.
Vivacious Miss Silverton, who is known throughout the newsroom as 'a bit of a vixen', portrays herself as the sort of woman you'd very much like to meet near the end of a party, with her sexy pouting and lingering stares.
Earlier in her career, she worked in Finance for a London-based bank, and likes to Powerdress. She wears no knickers under the desk.
BBC bosses have apologised to viewers who were upset by Miss Silverton's poor application of her lipstick, but say many others enjoy the 'Dominatrix Effect', and add that nude photographs of her currently doing their rounds on the internet, showing her in ultra-provocative poses, will not be withdrawn.