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Willie Thorne

Former Snooker Player & TV Presenter

Willie Thorne, Snooker's Mr. Maximum, had the perfect blend of old-school percentage play and aggressive potting. Recording countless century breaks in his career as well as over 190 maximum breaks, Willie was one of the most talented and exciting Snooker players of his era. A regular feature in the world top 16 rankings for well over a decade, Willie enjoyed fourteen tournament victories whilst establishing himself as one of the friendliest personalities on the tour. Since retiring from the professional game, Thorne has established himself as a loved television personality and hospitality expert.

"A brilliant entertainer and perfect host"

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In detail

Willie is a longstanding member of both Sky Sports and BBC's coverage of snooker, proving himself to be a compelling on screen personality as well as a knowledgeable commentator. Willie's media experience has also led him to present numerous other shows whilst appearing on national listings such as Strictly Come Dancing, Question of Sport and Pointless.

What he offers you

Willie is necessary for any event, such as conferences, corporate hospitality, golf days, snooker exhibitions and many more. He has an array of humorous stories from more than 25 years as a true character of professional sport.

How he presents

With many years of commentary and TV appearances, Willie ensures audience attention, as a trained experienced master of ceremonies.


He presents in English.

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Speaking topics

  • Host
  • Entertainment
  • Awards
  • After Dinner

Books and publications

  • 2004
    Double or Quits: The Willie Thorne Story. (Co-author Derek Marsden)
  • 1998
    Match room Snooker (Co-authors Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy White, Neil Foulds and Tony Mea)

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