Has ex-Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon used sticky-back plastic to protect her modesty?

Former Blue Peter Presenter Zoe Salmon appeared to be putting the skills she learned on the show to good use yesterday.

The former Miss Northern Ireland somehow managed to hold up her revealing red dress at a party to celebrate the release of a special Coronation Street DVD.

Could she have borrowed some sticky-back plastic from the art and craft box?

The gorgeous blonde sent pulses racing in the dress - which was slit down to her stomach.

Salmon, 28, became the 30th Blue Peter presenter when she joined in 2004. She quit the BBC1 show earlier this year.She recently told her how her appearance in the show had won her many young admirers.

'The thing is they are all in school uniform and about 12 and proclaiming their love.

'It’s nice and sweet and I try to let them down gently but it’s not easy. Some even cry,' she told the Daily Star.

Salmon isn't the first Blue Peter star to shed the prim and proper image usually adopted by presenters on the popular children's show.

Konnie Huq tunned heads in a stunning satin gown with a plunging neckline at the Spiderman movie premiere last year.

The show which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been slowly losing popularity with figures for the last series falling below 500,000.

Editor Richard Marsden resigned last year after a it emerged that a child had posed as a competition winner, leading the BBC to be fined £50,000 by the television industry regulators Ofcom.

The show was at the centre of a number of scandals last year when bosses changed the results of a vote to name the show's cat, asked a visitor to pretend to be a competition winner and admitted two competition winners were child actors.