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Tom Bryant & Mia O'Hare

Oscars chaos as staff battle to fix ceiling leak over champagne red carpet with bin bags

Bad weather in California is causing havoc at this year's Oscars, with the torrential rain causing a leak in the ceiling draped above the red carpet.

The star-studded 95th Academy Awards is due to get underway on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but the city has been hit by one of the wettest months ever recorded.

Water has been spotted dripping down through the red drapes and onto the champagne-coloured carpet, where bins have been placed underneath to catch the stream.

The Mirror's Showbiz Editor Tom Bryant is at the event and said: "The weather has been so unpredictable but let's hope it's not like this or otherwise the celebrities are in for a bit of a treat."

The Mirror's Tom Bryant speaks live from the red carpet (Daily Mirror)

Luckily for the stars, the red carpet is undercover but it hasn't stopped some rain getting through.

Tom added: "I tell you what, that is a godsend today. And for the last week, because it's been pelting down with rain in one of the wettest months ever recorded in LA."

The prestigious award ceremony, celebrating the best in film will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

For the first time, there will be a champagne coloured red carpet.

UK fans can watch the show as it gets underway at midnight tonight.

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