Willie Thorne is the current World Seniors Snooker Champion. His playing career has been showered with success, with a total of 14 tournament victories worldwide 'The Great WT', as he is affectionately known, was a regular in the Top 16 World Ranking players for well over a decade. Willie is the World Record holder of the highest number of 147 breaks in the history of snooker (190) earning him the nickname Mr Maximum. However, first and foremost Willie has established himself as one of the great characters of the game for over twenty-five years.
Willie Thorne is well known as a TV Celebrity with numerous appearances including Wogan, Big Break, Noel's House Party, You Bet, Question of Sport, They think its all over, Sporting Triangles, Des O'Connor, The Salon, Breakfast TV, Fantasy Football and Through the keyhole, to name a few. Willie also hosted 16 shows for Sky TV called Cue Masters. Willie is now a TV commentator for all the major snooker championships, on Sky TV, ITV and BBC, maintaining his status as a household name.
Willie Thorne has few peers in British Sport. Top class performers in any sporting discipline are a rare breed but few have the ability to be truly entertaining and hold an audience. A scarce commodity indeed that has made Willie one of the nation's most popular sporting celebrities. Willie has an array of humorous stories from his experience of more than 25 years as a true character of professional sport.
In 2007, Willie put on his dancing shoes and was seen strutting his stuff, sashaying and fox-trotting around the dance-floor for BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
An expert with the microphone, Willie has also become one of the most sought after auctioneers around, through his ability to raise money while entertaining the whole audience. Willie is a must for any event, such as conferences, corporate hospitality, golf days, snooker exhibitions and many more.
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