TV’s JEREMY Kyle will swap resolving heated family disputes for life on the baize when he plays a frame of snooker during this year’s Disability Snooker Championship.
The ITV star will be the special VIP guest at Gloucester’s The Capital Venue, formerly the South West Snooker Academy, which will play host to the long-standing event starting on the weekend of September 6.
The Disability Snooker Championship is run by the English Federation of Disability Sport and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).
Previous winner Tony Southern, from Bolton, will be playing in the event aiming to keep hold of the title he won in 2011.
Organisers of the event have decided to make the move to the Gloucester venue because of its excellent facilities, calling the venue one of the best in the world for snooker.
A spokesperson for the tournament said: “There isn’t a better facility anywhere in the UK, or probably in the World.
“Our competitors will have the opportunity to play on World Snooker tables where the stars of the sport compete regularly. Everything at the SWSA is well set up to cater to any disability including lifts, level access and parking.”
The venue, which has been credited as Centre of Excellence by the WPBSA and the EBSA, recently hosted main tour snooker with the Wuxi Classic and Australian Open qualifiers and has previously hosted a number of PTC events.
As well as the competition, the event will include coaching from WPBSA qualified coaches who specialise in working with players who have special needs.
The Paul Hunter Road Show will also be in attendance offering guests the chance to take part in fun activities.
Morray Dolan, commercial director of The Capital Venue, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jeremy to The Capital Venue.
“The event is such a worthy cause and offers tremendous opportunities to those with special requirements to enjoy the sport they love.”
To enter to play in the event visit http://www.southwestsnookeracademy.com.