Ken Doherty is joining the BBC's snooker team for the first half of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix.
Ken is a good choice for punditry: he has been world champion, he has the respect of his fellow pros and his genial manner comes across well on TV.
Of course, he'd rather be in Glasgow as a player but it was another BBC pundit, John Parrott, who beat him 5-0 at Prestatyn.
Steve Davis will also be swapping the studio for the arena after qualifying with a 5-4 victory over Tom Ford.
Meanwhile, over at Eurosport Mike Hallett and myself discuss the new format.