Six-months-pregnant and stranded on a busy motorway after one of her tyres burst, the last people you’d imagine Denise Van Outen would want to encounter would be a couple of photographers.
But they turned out to be her knights in shining armour as they pulled over to join her on the hard shoulder and offered to help her change the wheel.
The 35-year-old presenter was driving to her Kent home from London when one of her tyres burst on the M20.
‘It was scary stuff,’ she admitted afterwards. ‘The tyre came clean off.’
Fortunately though, the two passing photographers stopped to help Denise, who is expecting a baby girl with her husband Lee Mead, change the wheel.
Suffering a blow out on a motorway can be dangerous and scary. Although sometimes it is unavoidable, there are precautions motorists can take to reduce the risk of it happening to them.
Give your tyres regular visual inspections to make sure there are no signs of cuts, cracks, bulges or stones embedded in the rubber. Also ensure your tyres have the minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm and that they are properly inflated.
All these measures will reduce the chances of suffering a blow out or puncture.
Denna Bowman, Head Office