A television presenter is asking railway passengers on the same train as her friend to take her a coffee.

Maggie Philbin OBE has taken to Twitter to ask those on-board a train bound for Exeter St David's to help out her friend, who is having a bad day. 

The passengers would have boarded the South West Rail service at Andover at 10.27am, Whitchurch at 10.20am or Basingstoke at 10.07am. 

She tweeted a short time ago: "My lovely friend Katie is on a train facing difficult day.

"Should you happen to board that train destination Exeter St Davids, can you take her a coffee?

"Calls Basingstoke (10.07) Whitchurch (10.20) Andover (10.27), Gratetely (10.36) Salisbury (10.48) Tisbury (11.10)."

Those who boarded the train at Basingstoke or Andover a short time ago might be able to assist.

The train is due to arrive at Exeter St David's at 12.45pm.