The person on TV might have meant that the person was like a "backseat driver." A backseat driver doesn't have the responsibility for driving but likes to tell the driver what to do. As such, they can be really annoying to the actual driver. However, if the person is being chauffeured, then the person has the right, since he or she is paying the driver for his or her work, to tell the driver where to go. In addition, the chauffeured rider is usually of a higher class than the driver.