WILLIE THORNE, World Seniors Snooker Champion, has a playing career showered with success, with a total of 14 tournament victories worldwide. ‘The Great WT’, as he was 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 25 years.
‘Mr Maximum’ 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 It’s All Over, Sporting Triangles, Des O’Connor, The Salon, Breakfast TV, Fantasy Football and Through the Keyhole, to name but 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.
Due to Willie’s vast experience of TV appearances and presenting, combined with his instantly recognisable features, ‘Mr Maximum’ has established himself as one of the UK’s leading after dinner speakers, auctioneer, host and MC.
Years as a top TV celebrity, pundit and commentator, make Willie’s instantly recognisable features and voice the ideal choice for any campaign including TV, radio and press advertising, together with corporate videos.