kristywark_bbc_shortskirt.jpgIt is that age old question that seems to rear its ugly head every now and again - How old is too old to show a bit of leg?

Personally, as long as you've got it, and know how to flaunt it, then you are free to do whatever you like in my books. But it seems a few BBC viewers don't quite share my opinion.

Kirsty Wark, a presenter on the BBC's Newsnight, has been attacked over her decision to wear a short dress during a broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival. Her black shift dress, raised several inches above the knee, prompted a flood of complaints from viewers who deemed her revealing attire as 'inappropriate'.

The 53-year-old mother-of-two's choice of outfit was criticised by one viewer as 'much too short for a lady of her age'.

Another viewer moaned: "Could someone not have told Ms Wark that it would not be advisable to be presenting this show naked from the waist down?"

And yet another: "There is a much younger woman beside her who is wearing something much more modest."

It must be because she is younger, then.

Yawn... Honestly, give the woman a break. She looks fabulous, I mean just check out those gladiator-style platforms - gorgeous! If she is going to be presenting something as glamorous as Cannes, then her wardrobe ought to reflect some sentiment of French resort style.

Sadly, this isn't the first time that a female presenter has come under fire for the length of her hem. BBC news presenter, Emily Maitlis triggered similar complaints last year during a trailer for the BBC's 10 O'Clock News. She copped a wave of criticism after she appeared perched on the desk, in a mid-length skirt - that's over-the-knee, gasp!

Time to wake up and smell 2008, BBC viewers!

What are your thoughts on the matter? Did you happen to watch Kirsty Wark's broadcast? Leave your comments below.

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