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Cheltenham Festival viewers in shock after naked jockey spotted in background of live TV broadcast

Cheltenham Festival viewers in shock after naked jockey spotted in background of live TV broadcast

ITV coverage of Cheltenham Races left viewers in stitches after a naked jockey was caught on camera.

ITV coverage of Cheltenham Races left viewers in stitches after a naked jockey was caught on camera. Prepare for a racier version of ITV than you're used to:

With Cheltenham Races 2023 having kicked off yesterday (Tuesday, 14 March) why not take a trip down memory lane to remember some of its best moments.

It may not be one of the races' finest hours, nor ITVs, but there's nothing like a bit of nudity to spice up a day at the races.

ITV Racing's coverage of one of the Cheltenham Races got off to a rather rogue start when the cameraperson managed to catch jockey Patrick Mullins butt-naked in the changing room while trying to interview another competitor.

ITV definitely got Cheltenham Races 2017 started with a bang.
ITV Racing Live

In the foreground of the shot, a jockey can be seen being interviewed by ITV ahead of a race, alas, viewers didn't end up paying much attention to what he was saying as a result of getting a bit more than they bargained for pre-watershed hours.

In the background, Mullins walks past, seemingly just topless, until he passes a table and a quick flash of his private parts can be spotted just before he walks out of view of the camera.

It was only brief and very much a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment, but viewers were eagle-eyed and it didn't take long before they flocked to social media.

Viewers were left pretty shocked by the unexpected sighting.
ITV Racing Live

Having recorded the saucy footage - live broadcasted in 2017 - Scott Lindsay took to Twitter, tagging ITV, asking: "Are you going to apologise for showing a naked person with a brief bit of c**k hanging out on live tv this early?"

"ITV's Cheltenham coverage was going so well & then they get a fully naked jockey walking past in the background...could only happen on ITV," another viewer wrote.

A third commented: "OMG. NAKED MAN IN BACKGROUND OF CHELTENHAM INTERVIEW IN JOCKEY DRESSING ROOM."

The horses probably weren't best pleased with Mullins stealing the show.
ITV Racing Live

If your idea of getting lucky at the races isn't having a giggle at some surprise nudity on screen then you can get involved in ITV7's jackpot prizes instead.

You may have missed the £100,000 jackpot which was up for grabs yesterday on the opening day of the festival, but fear not, because there's a jackpot tomorrow and on the closing day (Friday, 17 March) too.

There's been no nudity reported so far this year, but you never know. Keep a look out for Mullins or if ITV conduct another interview in the locker area, you never know what you may end up spotting.

Featured Image Credit: ITV Racing Live

Topics: ITV, Social Media, Sport, TV and Film, Twitter