Anna Paquin, who won an Oscar for her role in The Piano in 1994, has expressed her delight after a nude scene she was filming for a TV drama was accidentally included on a BBC news report.

Sophie Raworth was reading the news on the BBC's News at Ten while a computer screen in the background showed the actress removing her top.

Paquin called the incident "hilarious" as she revealed the half-naked woman in question was her and the clip was a scene she was filming for TV drama True Blood, which also featured her co-star Robert Kazinsky.

She added: "ya know you've made when... your t***s photo bomb the news at 10."

Kazinsky joked: "Thankfully it's a shot of you and not my tombstone tied donut eating belly."