#Anna Paquin found herself the accidental star of BBC News At 10 on Tuesday, August 8. During the live broadcast, which was being read by anchor Sophie Raworth, a nude #sex scene could be seen on a computer screen in the background. People watching the broadcast were quick to comment on social media, with some suggesting the broadcaster had accidentally shown porn on live TV. However, Anna Paquin came forward with her new claim to fame - the breasts shown were hers. A member of BBC had simply been watching an episode of the HBO supernatural TV series "True Blood" at their desk. NME reported the nude scene was broadcast to approximately 3.8 million viewers.

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News reader Sophie Raworth was reporting on cricket when the scene was aired.

Anna Paquin can't stop joking about BBC's accidental airing of her nude sex scene in "True Blood"

35-year-old Paquin found the incident highly entertaining and promptly took to social media to laugh it off. The actress posted a tweet on August 11, after the incident came to her attention, with a link to an article about the mishap written by the Telegraph. The star tagged the Telegraph in the post and exclaimed the breasts were hers, adding the situation was "so funny on so many levels". Paquin's post was retweeted over one thousand times. Co-stars Robert Kazinsky and Evan Rachel Woods also got involved in the banter, tweeting to Paquin about the hilarity of the incident.

Later, the actress tweeted that BBC was allegedly "looking into the matter", as reported by the Telegraph.

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Paquin's co-star and husband, Stephen Moyer, joined in on the fun and tweeted the accidental slip has made him "very happy". Many fans also took to Twitter, coming up with suitable hashtags and phrases the actress could use to describe the situation. These included "photoboobed", "Has Boobs Often" and "BBCboobgate". Paquin has since retweeted news articles published about the incident.

Actress reveals exactly what scene from "True Blood" was shown on BBC

The actress and her husband revealed the exact scene that caused all the controversy whilst tweeting. 47-year-old Moyer commented under his wife's first tweet referring to the incident, asking her what scene it was as BBC had "annoyingly blurred it out". Paquin responded to her husband's query, telling him it was "fairy land graveyard sex with Warlow". The actress played the role of Sookie Stackhouse on the vampire drama which aired on HBO from 2008 to 2014. #News At Ten