Stephen Hendry was revealed because the character Rubbish on the celeb singing competitors on Saturday; he has stated snooker bosses fined him however he couldn’t inform them why he missed occasions.
By Amar Mehta
Last Updated: 23/01/23 4:19pm
Stephen Hendry is a seven-time world snooker champion
Stephen Hendry was fined by snooker’s governing physique after he pulled out of occasions as a consequence of his look on The Masked Singer.
The seven-time world champion was revealed because the character Rubbish on the celeb singing present on Saturday.
When requested what he informed individuals he was doing whereas preserving his id a secret, the previous world No 1 informed the Press Association: “I do have wildcards to play in some snooker occasions and I really pulled out of a few occasions and acquired fined by the WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) for doing it.
“And I could not inform them why as a result of this recording was happening and I could not clearly say why I pulled out… I simply stated ‘Look, I am unable to play the event’.
“So, yeah, it was, very, very, very unusual… you are dying to inform individuals what you are doing however you’ll be able to’t.”
The WPBSA, whose industrial arm is the World Snooker Tour, manages the foundations overseeing snooker tournaments.
Hendry agreed to participate within the ITV present as a result of he “loves” it and he can be nameless throughout performances.
The 54-year-old stated: “I’ve been requested to do the opposite actuality exhibits, however the factor that appealed to me about this one, clearly, was the truth that you’re in a fancy dress. Nobody can see you.
“And clearly (there isn’t any) stress – this isn’t a singing competitors, it is only a present that you just simply go on this costume and have enjoyable.”