British actress Jane Seymour lost out on a lucrative role in TV drama THE Thorn Birds after squirting breast milk all over Richard Chamberlain.

The Dr Quinn, MEDICINE WOMAN star had given birth to her daughter KATE FLYNN just weeks before her big audition, and she was advised to stop breastfeeding the baby - because she was looking "too voluptuous."

But she regrets the advice cost her the role of MEGGI and the part made Rachel Ward a star instead.

She explains, "I was lying on top of Richard and my hormones jolted. My milk came back. There was a puddle on Richard's chest. I was mortified. I looked like someone in a wet T-shirt contest."

22/01/2004 09:40