Ronnie was on the “This morning” ITV show earlier today … cooking a curry.
I found this account in the press (the Mirror) with some pictures.
Ronnie O’Sullivan swapped his cue for a frying pan today during a live cooking segment on This Morning.
The world snooker champion proved he is a dab hand in the kitchen as well as on the green baize.
Ronnie rustled up a chicken curry for presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, who admitted it was a “surreal” experience.
The presenter confessed: “This is surreal. I’m loving talking to you. This king of the green baize and there he is standing in the kitchen and we’re talking cooking.”
Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ admitted he struggled with his weight as a child but had lost two stone after meeting a nutritionist and fallen in love with cooking.
Ronnie has released a new cook book, Top Of Your Game, which has Top Of Your Game, 70 recipes to cook for your best self.
Ruth did warn Ronnie to turn down the hob to make sure the food wouldn’t spit.
She also pointed out that he only uses one hand when cooking – and some viewers at home noticed as well.
The presenters tucked into Ronnie’s delicious meal, but Eamonn admitted the three of four person portion looked like two to him.
The Rocket revealed that he had weight problems in his childhood.
He explained: “I kind of always had a problem with my weight as a kid. I was a bit chubby and overweight and a lot of that had to do with being down the snooker club, a lot of fried food and that sort of stuff.
“Then obviously as I turned professional I realised to try and be the best I could be I tried to eat a bit healthy. I had awareness there was a good and bad side to eating. It just took over.
Then I got into running and that meant I could eat what I liked. I was slim. Then I got lots of injuries and couldn’t run so I piled on the weight. So I always had that fear as a kid I didn’t want to be too overweight.”
Well those who have seen him cooking with Rhiannon live on facebook will be able to reassure Ruth: he can and does use both hands when cooking. But then the Mirror wouldn’t be able make a story out of it 😉
Anyway, judge by yourself… here is the show!
MissingClip This Morning on ITV (17.05.2019.): from snooker pro to chef: Ronnie O’Sullivan
And Ronnie was on talksport as well in the morning, before the show.