AMAZON PRIME’S Catherine Whitaker took a nasty fall throughout the ATP Finals – however definitely noticed the humorous facet.
The presenter was going by means of a rehearsal on semi-finals day at The O2 Area in London – the penultimate day of motion earlier than the event strikes to Turin subsequent 12 months.
Catherine Whitaker shared the clip of her fall on TwitterCredit score: Amazon Prime / Twitter / @CWhitakerSport
The video reveals her out of the blue lose her footing throughout a rehearsal for Amazon Prime Video protection of the ATP FinalsCredit score: Amazon Prime / Twitter / @CWhitakerSport
She stated: “Good day and welcome to The O2 Area the place over the past 12 years we’ve got witnessed some actually memorable tennis moments.
“Properly immediately we’ll see the world’s finest, the highest f-” earlier than issues took a shock – and considerably embarrassing – twist.
Whitaker out of the blue collapsed out of view after seemingly dropping her footing as TV crew employees – recognized as Tim the ground supervisor – rushed to ensure she was unharmed.
She added off digital camera: “I am effective, I’ve tried to stroll in heels, Kate, is what I’ve executed.”
Fortunately there was no severe harm executed for the Prime Video host, who wanted an emergency journey to the dentist after managing to chip a tooth simply days earlier than the ATP Finals obtained underway.
Talking on The Tennis Podcast, which she presents with David Legislation and Matt Roberts, Whitaker stated: “I am completely effective.
“I fell over David, very clearly I fell over! I used to be introduced with footage virtually instantly on a number of screens.”
Whitaker clearly didn’t thoughts sharing the video on her Twitter account, jokingly captioning the video which has been considered 170,000 occasions: “My huge likelihood to grow to be a meme.
The Tennis Podcast star was unharmed and in a position to have a very good chuckle at herselfCredit score: Amazon Prime / Twitter / @CWhitakerSport
She had out of the blue disappeared from the display fully leaving followers initially fearful – however then in laughterCredit score: Amazon Prime / Twitter / @CWhitakerSport
Ground supervisor Tim got here to the rescue, espresso cup nonetheless in hand, to assist outCredit score: Amazon Prime / Twitter / @CWhitakerSport
“Sure I am okay by manner. And no we weren’t stay.”
She added on the podcast: “It is staggering how little I used to be harmed within the making of the video – I actually wasn’t harm in any respect.
“I used to be clearly desperately humiliated. I do not even know what occurred. I used to be making an attempt to face up in excessive heels and it went very badly.
“If somebody requested me why I have been to ever go viral, it is likely to be for some profound issues I stated about feminism or girls working in sport however first… falling over.
“For those who’d requested my mum, she would have stated falling over.
“Tim was there in a flash and the one one who managed to suppress his laughter, briefly, till he knew I used to be okay.
“I really feel like if you cannot snort at somebody falling over (offered they do not get harm) then what is the level in something?”
Whitaker recomposed herself to current Amazon’s protection on Saturday as Dominic Thiem edged past Novak Djokovic earlier than Daniil Medvedev batted again to beat Rafael Nadal to arrange the season-ending finale.
Whitaker, second left, hosts Amazon Prime Video’s protection of the ATP TourCredit score: Prime Video
Dominic Thiem beat Novak Djokovic to achieve a second consecutive ultimate on the O2 AreaCredit score: EPA
Russian Daniil Medvedev booked his spot within the ultimate by coming from behind to beat Rafael NadalCredit score: Reuters