Speaker & Host
Willie Thorne former World Seniors Snooker Champion Willie Thorne is one of the UK’s leading after dinner speaker, auctioneers, hosts & MCs.
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Willie Thorne's playing career has been showered with success, with a total of 14 tournament victories worldwide. “The Great WT”, as he is 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 twenty-five 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 Its All Over', 'Sporting Triangles', 'Des O'Connor', 'The Salon', 'Breakfast TV', 'Fantasy Football' and 'Through The Keyhole', to name 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. Willie is a must for any event, such as conferences, corporate hospitality, golf days, snooker exhibitions and many more.
After Dinner Speaker - Willie has an array of humorous stories from more than 25 years as a true character of professional sport.
Conferences - With many years of commentary and TV appearances, Willie ensures audience attention throughout, as a trained and experienced master of ceremonies.
Exhibition Matches - Demonstrating why he is still one of the very best in the game, with his magical mixture of trick shots and comedy.
Auctioneer - An expert with the microphone, Willie has become one of the most sought after auctioneers around, due to his ability to raise money while entertaining the whole audience.
Golf Days & Charity Events - He adds excitement and entertainment to any day
Product Endorsement - Years as a top TV Celebrity, Pundit and Commentator make Willie’s instantly recognisable features and voice the idea choice for any campaign, including TV, Radio and Press Advertising, together with Corporate Videos.