The home of BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid was shown on TV just days before it was burgled, according to reports.
It was seen during a Come Dine With Me spoof on the breakfast programme featuring Reid and co-presenter Charlie Stayt – during which various valuables including a flatscreen TV and iPad were seen at the South London property.
Several of these items are believed to have been stolen in the burglary on Wednesday, which occurred as the presenter was asleep upstairs.
Police are now reported to be investigating whether the TV clip had anything to do with the raid.
“There is a feeling it is too much of a coincidence but it raises serious questions about featuring high-profile presenter’s houses in programmes,” a BBC source told The Mirror.
Reid broke the news of the burglary on her Twitter page, revealing that items such as the TV and iPad, as well as an iPhone and her car, had been stolen.
“I woke up in the middle of the night, which is unusual for me, and couldn’t sleep for an hour or so. I’m just so relieved I didn’t bump into them.
“They swept up a few valuable items and made a dash. Thankfully they didn’t take anything of great personal value – or the children’s Christmas toys.”