Ronnie O'Sullivan is sitting in the bar of a snooker club in London. Perched before him on the table is a series of Tupperware boxes containing various foodstuffs. One has home-made coleslaw, another tofu sausages. A little salmon and salad, a pool of hummus, some hearty chunks of sweet potato. It is the last of these upon which O’Sullivan is busily chomping when your correspondent arrives for this interview. With a brief apology, the greatest snooker player of his generation begins clearing away the boxes into a large Waitrose carrier bag. “I’m on this health thing at the moment,” he says by way of explanation. He used to run 40-45 miles a week, but because of a bone spur in his heel, he has been forced to cut down. “And I basically just kept getting bigger and bigger. So I went to see this nutritionist, and she said you’ve got to cut down your portion sizes. Sensible portions every two or three hours, rather than lots of big meals. I’ve lost … [Read more...] about The long road back: Ronnie O’Sullivan’s journey from sabotage to solace
LAILA Rouass is a well known British actress, thanks to roles in Holby City and Footballers’ Wives. But she has hit the headlines after she revealed she hide in a freezer during the Barcelona terror attack – here’s all you need to know… Laila Abdesselam Rouass was born June 22, 1971 and is a British actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Amber Gates in Footballers’ Wives (2004–2006) and Sahira Shah in Holby City (2011–12). She has also starred in Primeval, Casualty, Spooks and came fourth on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. Laila is engaged to snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan. He popped the question in 2013 but are yet to tie the knot. She has one daughter, Inez, born in February 2007, whom she had with former partner Nasir Khan. Laila was caught up in the deadly terror attack in Barcelona and found herself “hiding in a restaurant freezer” to avoid the carnage. The actress took to social media during the … [Read more...] about Laila Rouass has revealed she had to hide during the Barcelona terror attack – the lowdown on the actress
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has revealed how he had to go to hospital after suffering a breakdown DURING last year’s World Championships. The Rocket, who stormed out of the Crucible after beating David Gilbert in the first round, was driven straight down to London for medical treatment. But the icon of the snooker table revealed he is used to the roller coaster – having suffered from manic depression throughout his life. Keep up to date with ALL the latest SNOOKER news, gossip and rumours The 41-year-old has even consulted ‘Chimp Paradox’ psychiatrist Steve Peters, the guru who helped Sir Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton and Steven Gerrard to success throughout their careers. O’Sullivan was asked by Victoria Derbyshire about trashing the Crucible dressing room at the 2016 Worlds in Sheffield. He said: “I didn’t intentionally smash it up. Not many people know, but I’d had a massive workload, probably too much, I’d worked myself to … [Read more...] about Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan spent five days in hospital after breakdown
A FIVE-time World Champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan is one of the greatest players the game of snooker has ever seen. A young prodigy in the sport, O’Sullivan was destined for the top but endured numerous obstacles along the way including dealing with his father in jail for murder and a drug addiction. Known as ‘Rocket’ Ronnie because of his speed of play, the O’Sullivan has played in over 280 tournaments with a string of controversies along the way. As a youngster, the man from West Midlands was a prodigy with the cue in hands. He made his first century break at the remarkable age of 10 and went onto become British Under-16 Champion by the age of 13. From there, it was clear that O’Sullivan was destined for great things as he turned professional at the age of 16. Over the years he has produced moments of sheer magic and forged fierce sporting rivalries with the likes of Stephen Hendry. He has fallen out of love with the game where he ended up … [Read more...] about Who is Ronnie O’Sullivan? One of snooker’s great players with a shady past
TONIGHT The One Show is welcoming two sports stars into its studio for a chinwag. But what do we know about Ronnie O’Sullivan and Fraser Corsan, and when can we watch them? Here’s all the info you need… Ronnie O’Sullivan Five-time snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has been obsessed with the game since his early days and became the British under-16 champion at the young age of 13. Worth a reported £32 million, Ronnie has won £8.5 million in prize money since the beginning of his professional career in 1992. Ronnie was awarded an OBE in 2015 and in November 2016 his first crime novel was released. Ronnie has three children from a two-year relationship with Sally Magnus, and two children from a relationship with Jo Langley. However, he is now settled with former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Laila Rouass. The pair got engaged in 2013, but have yet to tie the knot. Fraser Corsan The record-breaking wingsuit pilot will be appearing on The … [Read more...] about The One Show gets sporty with snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan – who else will join and what time is it on?