Anna Paquin's breasts air on BBC News at Ten

New Zealand actress Anna Paquin has claimed the breasts that were accidentally broadcast to millions of people on BBC News at Ten are hers.

During a live broadcast of the show earlier this week, observant viewers caught a glimpse of Paquin's breasts as presenter Sophie Raworth read the news.

A member of staff was watching an episode of HBO's True Blood in which Paquin stars, in the background of the live broadcast.

She recognised the scene immediately when she was made aware of the situation and seemed to approve the extra time on screen.

"It's objectively funny!" she tweeted. "This some of the funniest shit I've seen in a while!!! Thanks for the giggle!"

Paquin's husband Stephen Moyer and other True Blood co-stars also found the X-rated incident quite funny too.