9.6.09

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN TO STAR IN NEW GAMESHOW?

A former producer of the popular 1990s snooker-based gameshow Big Break is reported to be launching a new TV quiz featuring Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Thewharf.co.uk reports that John McGee is developing a programme called 'Step Up to the Rocket.'

The website says: "A quartet of contestants are to be paired up with four professional snooker players, and will draw on skill and knowledge to make it to the final stage.

The format is also expected to be picked up elsewhere in the world, in countries such as China.

He said: "There's going to be a lot of skill involved, but it's all slapstick, silly stuff.

"Ronnie O'Sullivan is like the David Beckham of snooker. He's admired all over the world and is a huge star."

For the uninitiated, Big Break was a mainstay of the BBC Saturday night schedules for a number of years.

It paired three players with three contestants and was hosted by Jim Davidson and John Virgo.

Anything that allows the players to better project their personalities is fine by me, so good luck to McGee.

Ronnie is a big star, although whether 'slapstick' is really his thing remains to be seen.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many ranking points will this new event get?

Drago said...

Ronnie's cheery happy-go-lucky personality is ideally suited to this kind of show - great choice! If he lasts more than 3 episodes I'll be amazed.

Loki said...

I doubt that Ronnie will be successful in this type of show. What's a delirious format? Honestly, I really like Ronnie and this is why I don't want him to be a part of this 'slapstick'

Anonymous said...

I can not believe that Ronnie do.
He is not a clown.

andy said...

Oh dear.

Let's hope he's not sick for any of the episodes. ;o)

I hope it's a success or it could end up discrediting the sport.

Andy

Monique said...

"Ronnie's cheery happy-go-lucky personality" Uh?

I'm a (more than) bit worried about his long term commitment to that sort of things THB...

Anonymous said...

id prefer to see him on takeshis castle

Felipe said...

Ronnie also taught to play snooker online? as in: http://www.casino-poker-games-bonus.com/

Let us see ;-) Jow Jow

Monique said...

this "It's been "spoken about" but as far as I know it's much further away from actually happening (if it ever does at all) than Mr McGee is suggesting." has been put on Ronnie's website by his management.

Claus Christensen said...

Come on, Ronnie has been on telly before dressed as a clown and was a good sport on Top Gear. It's not that special to imagine him doing entertainment.

Anonymous said...

he claims he does that on a snooker table which is open to opinion

my view is he is excellent at snooker but hes not entertaining at all. in fact i find him quite boring doing and saying very similar or the same thing all the time at conferences etc....

each to their own

Anonymous said...

now i`ll read your rss