The BBC will show snooker come April

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Following the BBC annoucements on social media, WST has published this:

The BBC will televise some great Betfred World Championship matches from years gone by during the dates of what would have been this year’s tournament.

The London 2012 Olympics and Euro ’96 are just some of the other memorable moments that viewers on the BBC can relive this summer after the coronavirus pandemic decimated the sporting calendar. For more detail CLICK HERE

The Betfred World Championship would have run from April 18 to May 4 but has been postponed, potentially until July or August.

We’ll also be reliving some magical Crucible moments from the past 40 years on our social media channels – for a taster click here.

Well at least that’s something…

 

Ronnie to feature in new Fifth Gear Series

It’s well-known that Ronnie loves his cars … he’s an experienced track driver, he featured in Top Gear in 2004, and now the news has filtered on twitter that he will feature in the new Fifth Gear series, a British television  magazines series about cars (produced  in recent years by Discovery / History , the ones that also produced the American Hustle).

Fith Gear July 2018

Ronnie has been on Fifth Gear before when in 2010 he tried himself at car racing

The quality of those two snippets isn’t great but hey!

Vicky gave Ronnie the fright of his life there!

Unfortunately I couldn’t find back the 2004 Top Gear episode where Ronnie had a quite hilarious chat with Jeremy Clarkson and was involved in a snooker challenge, needing to pot all the balls before the Stig completed a race around the track in Ronnie’s car.

But then Tim found this one, showing part of the show. Thank you Tim !

And big thanks to Silvry who has now unearthed the full episode, with Ronnie part (starting around 00:25) with the interview. It will make you smile!

And to stay in the theme… this is one of Ronnie’s favourite songs, it’s called “Fast Car”

and he loves listening to it when driving…

I have to say that I love the whole album, by Tracy Chapman, simply named “Tracy Chapman”. I was released in 1988, 30 years ago, and it’s still very relevant.

 

Ronnie was on the radio yesterday

… speaking snooker and promoting his new book.

This is him on Soho Radio. Thanks to Silvry for bringing this one up

Very nice. I had some issues getting it to play and it did in the end but I’m not quite sure what was the problem. So if you get same issues and find out how to solve them, please comment.

So Ronnie must be already in China by the time of writing, and plays an exhibition in Shanghai tonight, before heading to Daqing. The International Championship starts on Sunday, so I suppose the red carpet thing and the launch dinner with the sponsors will be on Saturday.

 

 

 

A busy week-end

After qualifying for the Shanghai Masters on Friday, Ronnie obviously decided that he deserved to relax a bit ahead of the English Open starting tomorrow.

On Saturday he was marshalling at a cross-country event near Chigwell and supporting his daughter Lily who was competing in the under-13 race. Recently Ronnie has started running again, but with caution, because the injuries he has suffered aren’t completely healed yet.

Today he was on “Sunday Brunch”, on Channel 4, all smiles, eating cake, cooking fish and discussing snooker and his new book “Double-kiss”.

The episode is available here however you need to login to watch it, and provide an address in the UK or Ireland to be able to register.

This is Ronnie’s bit

The Ronnie Shows …

Ronnie was on “Victoria Derbyshire” Show, and on “The One Show” yesterday and gave two very nice interviews. This of course is part of the promotional campaign for his book “Framed” but there was more to those interviews than just the book.

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 The One Show on BBC (27.06.2017.) with Ronnie O’Sullivan

Victoria Derbyshire on BBC (27062017) with Ronnie O’Sullivan

Enjoy!

Some press made a big fuss about Ronnie’s admission that he had been in hospital with a breakdown after his first round match in the World Championship 2016, yet it was nothing new. Indeed he had already mentioned this before the last World Championship as you can read here.

 

 

Ronnie on televison today … twice!

Ronnie will be on television today, talking about his book “Framed”

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Himself tweeted

I’m on this morning BBC1 talking about my book.

Only “Victoria Derbyshire” show is  on BBC2, not BBC1, at 9 am UK time (10 am CET)

He will be on BBC1 for “the One Show”, early evening, at 7pm UK time (8 pm CET)

This was Jason Francis tweeting yesterday evening:

Early start for me as ronnie is on and tomorrow talking framed! Looking forward to it