VIDEO: Jeremy Kyle opens the South West Disability Snooker Tournament in Gloucester
SNOOKER players from across the country waited more than three hours for Jeremy Kyle, who arrived in Gloucester yesterday to open the South West Disability Snooker Tournament.
Many eager fans from Gloucester, Loughborough and Birmingham arrived at the South West Academy in Waterwells Business Park to meet the star who was expected to arrive at 7pm.
However after three hours Jeremy made an appearance with assistant Graham Stanier.
During the evening Jeremy made a speech about the importance of people with disability taking part in sport.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Jeremy said: “It is fantastic that people have put this event on for disabled people to take part, it is just fantastic to see this happen.”
He also had a frame of snooker with some disabled players.
Aaron Cook, a disabled player at the academy, said: “It was definitely worth the wait.”
Yesterday a day of coaching and practice took place, which was hosted by Tim Squires of TJSSnookerbility. He is also an accredited World Snooker Coach.
Snookerbility will be running an open competition for all entrants, to be run on a straightforward knockout draw, staring at 11am tomorrow.