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Frumpy Kate Silverton

They ain't kidding. I have the BBC news on most mornings before crashing. Kate Silverton is hot, but the clothes she wears are :throwup:

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Kate Silverton is well-known for her outré sartorial choices and her latest outfit was no exception. The presenter arrived on the set of BBC Breakfast today in a busy patterned blouse but judging by her co-host's reaction, the ensemble wasn't exactly a hit.

An amused Bill Turnbull took a swipe at the 38-year-old's mumsy top live on air, prompting Kate to pull him back into line with a fierce finger-pointing display.
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BLECHHH!

In closing the programme, he quipped: '[Tomorrow] Kate will have another marvellous blouse for us to admire... don't mock the smock.'

In a tone that appeared to have a hint of sarcasm, Kate said to viewers: 'Thank you for the lovely emails.' She then turned to her co-host as the credits rolled to issue him with a light-hearted scolding.

The presenter surprised viewers with the blouse this morning, and along with her mussed reddish hair and glasses she bore more than a passing resemblance to Dustin Hoffman's film character Tootsie.

In the 1982 film, Hoffman starred as an unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult who disguised himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.
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Yuk!

It seems Kate, who announced her engagement for former Marine Mike Heron at the weekend, may need to think about updating her on-screen wardrobe.

This isn't the first time her choice of outfit has hit the headlines. Viewers were aghast at a green and yellow psychedelic blouse and matching scarf she wore during 2006's Oscar coverage. The pattern was so loud that she was forced to apologise live on air.

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Double take: Kate's onscreen look was very similar to actor Dustin Hoffman's Tootsie character - Hoffman played a male actor who dressed as a woman to get a job on a soap opera


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Another disaster: Kate drew complaints
in 2006 for this ghastly blouse
Viewers contacted the BBC to complain, prompting her to say: "My blouse has divided opinion.

'I apologise if it has made you turn down the contrast on your set.

'It has divided opinion and I do apologise to those of you that hate it.'

A BBC spokeswoman said at the time: 'It is usual to get feedback from viewers on whether or not they like what a presenter is wearing.'

Miss Silverton's fiancé proposed to her on one knee in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome last weekend on a surprise trip to the Italian capital.

A spokesman said the 41-year-old security expert from Hartlepool has had a Forevermark engagement ring made especially for her because he knew the BBC Breakfast presenter would want a diamond that was ethically sourced.

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Who chooses the clothes for these presenters? Is it the same person who chose the clothes for Carol Vorderman's foul wardrobe during Countdown

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Oh the days, when Spangles Kaplinsky would wear short skirts and stockings.... It almost made up for her awful personality. But I prefer Kate Silverton every time though. She was more human than Spangles...

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