There’s a reason why people are told to put their mobile phones in airplane mode before they go on live TV.
By preventing incoming calls, text messages and notifications from being temporarily received, it ensures the phone doesn’t go off while broadcasting.
One man who’ll be seriously regretting his failure to put his phone on airplane mode before going live on air is Ted Kravitz, a pit lane reporter for Sky Sports’ Formula 1 coverage.
The 43-year-old was at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday and filming his regular ‘Ted’s Race Notebook’ feature when he got out his iPhone.
He showed viewers a photograph of a young Brendon Hartley, a New Zealand driver, and explained why he had chosen number 28 for his car.
Kravitz received embarrassing text on live TV
All was going well until his phone started to receive text messages.
And one message in particular caught the eye of F1 fans on social media, who saw exactly what it said before Kravitz hastily whipped the phone away from the camera.
Watch the footage here…
Did you spot what the message said?
Everyone on Twitter saw what the message said
Everyone on Twitter did…
How Kravitz reacted to the message on air
Acknowledging the awkward text, Kravitz held it together and simply said: ”It's always a bit of risk when you do this because people text you with silly messages.”
You can say that again, Ted.
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