A self-proclaimed “Intern Pete” will be banned from journalism for one year after making a comment plugging himself, the Kyle and Jackio O Show, and Married At First Sight, under the guise of a question during Steve Smith’s heart-wrenching press conference at Sydney Airport.

Intern Pete has been charged with tampering with Steve Smith’s emotions who could only respond by staring blankly with tears in his eyes.

Many are calling for intern Pete to be banned from journalism for life.

Intern Pete was reportedly going to hold a press conference in the airport car park, however has chosen to post a statement on Twitter (@Peter_Deppeler).