ITV F1 show in trouble with Ofcom

June 10, 2008

The trouble with live TV is that people sometimes get a little carried away, this means that in the heat of the discussion somebody at sometime is going to slip up.

This was the case with the ex F1 driver and now F1 commentator Martin Brundle who has slipped up while talking the F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone at the Canadian Grand Prix.

During the interview Brundle asked Ecclestone what he thought of the ‘pikeys’ at turn 10 putting tarmac down. This was to do with the track breaking up at the hair pin on the circuit.

Needless to say there were a number of complaints with regards to this slang reference to gypsies.

Ofcom will be looking into this interview to see if there has been any breach of the codes that broadcasters need to abide by, if so then there will be a formal investigation which will mean some sort of punishment if they are found guilty.


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