Television presenter Caroline Flack was left red-faced after failing to check the tyres on her Mini-Cooper before attempting to drive away on flat compounds from waiting paparazzi.
Flack, aged 32, has been in the tabloid headlines in recent weeks following revelations regarding her alleged relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles, aged 17.
The story has seen Flack face increased scrutiny from the British press, with photographers staking out her house on a daily basis in a bid to catch a glimpse of her with new beau Styles.
On this occasion, the Xtra Factor presenter was evidently eager to avoid the clutches of the tabloid press gang as she walked over to her parked car in hope of a quick escape.
However, any plans she had for a speedy departure were soon curtailed when she discovered that one of the tyres on her car had become flat.
Flat tyres are any driver's worst nightmare, but embarrassing incidents like this can usually be avoided through regular reviews of your compounds and also official tyre checks from a registered garage or MOT centre.
On this occasion, Flack was forced to call a taxi, leaving the purchase of any new tyres to a later date, but with many requiring cars for work on a day-to-day basis, this may not be an option for us all.
Posted by Danielle Barge