|Betway UK Championship|
|Venue: York Barbican Dates: 27 November-Nine December|
|Protection: Watch are living throughout BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Crimson Button, Attached TV, the BBC Game site and cell app from 1 December.|
Ronnie O’Sullivan will have been scuffling with insects as a substitute of potting balls at the baize, had he no longer rejected an be offering to participate in jungle-based ITV display ‘I am a Famous person’ this yr.
O’Sullivan as a substitute opted to head searching for a 7th UK Championship identify, and spent a part of his 43rd birthday beating Jack Lisowski 6-1.
“I used to be invited this yr however I determined to position it at the back-burner,” he mentioned.
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is without doubt one of the 2018 solid of the display.
“I am positive in time I’m going to give it a cross,” O’Sullivan persevered. “Perhaps they may be able to transfer this event. I’m going to come flying in like Tarzan from Australia to York with my thong on.”
Former snooker participant Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White got here 3rd on his look on I am a Famous person in 2009, whilst Steve Davis used to be 5th to be eradicated within the 2013 sequence.
The sums paid to the respective solid participants within the display are a secret, however would doubtlessly be upper that the £170,000 on be offering to the winner of the United Kingdom Championship at York’s Barbican Centre.
“It used to be by no means in regards to the cash or I might have long past into the jungle. I might in reality find irresistible to do it however (no longer) while you suppose you’ll nonetheless win tournaments. It used to be about snooker first,” added O’Sullivan.
“I’m going to opt for a pleasant meal this night and watch slightly of the jungle. Harry (Redknapp) and John (Barrowman) are great, however I in reality like Anne (Hegerty) – she in reality turns out to have received some self belief.”
5-time global champion O’Sullivan will play Mark Allen or Neil Robertson within the quarter-finals of the United Kingdom match.
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