Mark Selby will still be seen in and around the Crucible Theatre for the remainder of the World Championship despite his shock first round defeat on Saturday – it has been revealed.
That is because the reigning world champion and world number one will be doing some punditry work as part of Eurosport’s live coverage of snooker’s biggest tournament.
One of the channel’s main snooker commentators David Hendon revealed on Twitter Selby had joined the team just days after he his shock first round defeat to Joe Perry on the opening day.
Selby has won the World Championship three times and came into this year’s event having lifted the trophy two years in a row.
His experience and insight of getting over the winning line should make for great viewing on the channel over the coming days.
In a reply to Hendon, Selby joked that he hoped the Eurosport studio sofa would be more comfortable than the chair he was sitting in while watching Perry beat him.
Eurosport’s coverage has earned many plaudits since the channel signed a big ten-year deal with World Snooker to host most of its ranking tournaments.
The live coverage is hosted by presenter Colin Murray and Andy Goldstein with expert analysis from Jimmy White, Neal Foulds and Ronnie O’Sullivan when he is not playing.
Earlier this year we reported how Murray had organised a charity football match in a bid to save his beloved football club Chester City.