Has to be posted, because it’s phenomenal (you’ll need a UK proxy to view):
This is what makes Jake a top presenter, and gives you an idea of what the rest of the team actually do. For those that can’t view it, it’s a 4-way splitscreen. 3 are the live cameras, one is the BBC/FOM video feed. Over it all is the editing team’s commentary and cuing. Unlike everyone else on the show, Jake’s earpiece doesn’t just relay what the director is telling him personally, it’s “open” – meaning he hears what’s for him, what’s for the cameramen, what’s being discussed with the edit suite, what’s for EJ and DC and the rest of the team. It’s almost impossible to watch, how he follows it all when he’s walking around a noisy pitlane talking to whoever he bumps into is beyond me.
People moan about the salaries of TV presenters – this man earns every bit of whatever he gets paid, as does everyone else on the team.