Live TV: It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it.
That’s what Sky News presenter Joe Tidy learned when covering London’s Notting Hill carnival on Saturday morning.
Tidy ended up looking, err, not so tidy by the end of his live broadcast after carnival attendees covered his face and clothes with paint. Ever the professional, Tidy carried on regardless.
The segment begins with Tidy interviewing carnival goers, who explain how important the carnival is to them.
The crowd then begin to flick pink paint at Tidy’s face and shirt. “We absolutely deserve this,” says Tidy, succumbing to his fate. Shortly after, someone places a blue paint-covered hand on Tidy’s face, completing the colourful look. “It’s not even 9 o’clock yet,” says Tidy.
Despite getting covered in paint before 9 a.m., Tidy carried on reporting while covered in paint for the rest of the day.
By the end of the day, Tidy’s shirt was looking pretty worse-for-wear.
He posted an update later that evening after his shirt had taken a much-needed tumble in the washing machine.
Doesn’t look like that stain’s coming out any time soon, mate.