Helen Skelton sent viewers wild after she presented poolside in Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics.Her short dress caused concern for some who immediately took to Twitter to wonder whether the pretty blonde had ‘forgotten to put on her trousers’.

Despite it being 22 degrees in Rio and her fellow co-host, retired swimmer Mark Foster, also wearing very short shorts, viewers could only focus on Helen’s legs on display.

The presenter, who has made the move from Blue Peter to host the BBC swimming coverage taking over from the beloved Clare Balding, also annoyed some with her constant swivelling in her stool.

Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton

While one gent crudely commented: “Whom ever at the BBC has dressed @HelenSkelton tonight your knighthood is in the post! #Olympics”

Another moaned: “The @BBCSport presenter @HelenSkelton needs to wear appropriate clothing to present swimming. Many ppl don’t want a nightclub mini dress bbc[sic]”.

One viewer saw the funny side of the debate: “Twitter cracks me up! @RioOlympics2016 are on & entire Twitter UK more interested in whether #helenskelton is wearing knickers! #knickergate”

And another offered words of praise: “Game on #helenskelton looks fantastic in her short skirt. Great presenting genuinely appears to be enjoying herself. You go girl.”