MARTIN BRUNDLE was concerned in a heated alternate on the grid moments earlier than the beginning of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Martin Brundle was rebuked by safety guards as he tried to speak to Bridgerton star Simone Ashley forward of the Monaco Grand Prix. Brundle was conducting interviews earlier than the race as a part of his conventional grid stroll.
Nonetheless, her safety guard stopped Brundle earlier than he requested his query, claiming the Bridgerton star didn’t need to discuss. As Brundle approached, her guard stated: “She doesn’t need to do any TV.”
Nonetheless, Brundle pushed on in his try and safe an interview. He stated: “She does not need to do any TV? Effectively we’re form of midway there already. It’s so good to see her on the grid. I’m not going to push however I’d prefer to have a chat with you.”
His makes an attempt had been futile as her crew refused to grant the Sky Sports activities presenter any time. In a sassy comeback, Brundle merely responded: “That’s wonderful, no matter.”
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Martin Brundle was stopped by the Bridgerton star’s safety crew (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
Moments later, Brundle confronted related issue with Patrick Dempsey’s safety crew. A person appeared to cease Brundle from getting near the Gray’s Anatomy star and appeared to stay his arm out to cease him getting his microphone close to.
Brundle referred to as him out, saying: “It’s okay boss. Are you with Patrick?” Nonetheless, Dempsey recognised Brundle and lent time to speak.
However, the Sky Sports activities host addressed the difficulty moments later, including: “Your man right here was a bit upset with me.” Dempsey replied: “Thank goodness I’m protected however good to see you.”
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Seconds later, Brundle additionally had a run in with Patrick Dempsey’s safety crew (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
Nonetheless, social media customers defended Brundle’s actions, calling the transfer a PR catastrophe.
Twitter consumer @beauy84 stated: “Who the hell is Simone Ashley and what a p.r catastrophe… #f1 get off the grid in case your to good for a chat. [Brundle] deserves extra respect as does the game.” Twitter consumer Darren Timms added: “I hope when Simone Ashley desires to do TV to advertise one thing, everybody else doesn’t have time for her.”
Stephanie Murray additionally praised Brundle’s cool dealing with of the scenario, she stated: “You’re an absolute legend!! The way in which you deal with the celebrities is simply wonderful. In case you’re on the grid you are open to interviews. Disgrace on Simone Ashley.”
It comes simply months after Brundle was additionally advised to not interview American rapper Megan Thee Stallion at america Grand Prix. Her safety guard advised Brundle he ‘coudn’t try this’ when he positioned a microphone close to her. Brundle responded cheekily: “I can try this, as a result of I did.” It was understood F1 would look to ban bodyguards from the grid after the fiasco.