Totally contrived set-up IMO so Pete could have a little rant about the mean media, and CP could act as if it was so petty and beneath contempt that no one even bothered to tell her about it. I bet they rehearsed it loads, with CP trying out various responses and having to do loads of retakes because of her shifty eye movement.
Plus, it saved them both having to deal with the elephant in the room - ie. Pete's unsuitability to be an ambassador of anything other than Pete.
its so contrived I bet they have their lines already written on their hands.