Does john virgo still commentating?

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John Virgo has had a long career in snooker spanning from the 70's onward where he competed in professional snooker before co-hosting TV productions such as the BBC's pot black show and commentating on the BBC's coverage of snooker until present.

Why is John Virgo not commentating?

The commentator well known for his famous expression 'Where's The Cueball Going' was not available for BBC's coverage of both the World Championship and the UK Championship in 2020 due to self isolation and coronavirus reasons.

What is going on with John Virgo?

BING-GO Ex-snooker world champion gets six-month ban for breaching betting rules. News of John's financial woes come just over a year after his good friend Willie Thorne revealed he was bankrupt from a gambling addiction. He said in August last year: “I'm potless, penniless. I'm not coping.

Has Phil Yates ever played snooker?

Career Summary. A snooker journalist and commentator for several years now, Phil can most often be heard these days commenting on the Premier and Championship League competitions for Matchroom Sport. In the past he has also commentated on ranking events such as the British Open on SkySports.

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Is Hazel Irvine married?

Personal life. Irvine married her long-term boyfriend at a private ceremony in Scotland in 2008. The couple live in London with their daughter. Away from television, Irvine is the honorary president of the Dumbarton FC Supporters' Association.

Does John Virgo live in Spain?

SNOOKER legend John Virgo has quit Britain for Spain. The Salford-born veteran, 73, and wife Rosie have moved to the Costa del Sol to ease his health problems. ... They sold up on January 6 and moved to Spain two days later. But the former Big Break star and snooker commentator has not retired.

Why is Hazel Irvine not in snooker?

Irvine, who has been the face of BBC snooker throughout the 21st Century, missed last year's World Championship due what was described as a “family illness”.

What happened to snooker referee Michaela?

World Snooker made an undisclosed out-of-court financial settlement. Since leaving the main professional circuit, Tabb has continued to referee Senior Tour events, including the World Seniors Championship finals in 2019 and 2020.

How rich is Jimmy White?

Jimmy White net worth: Jimmy White is an English professional snooker player who has a net worth of $9 million. Jimmy White was born in Tooting, England in May 1962. He is nicknamed "The Whirlwind" as well as the "People's Champion".

How much is John Parrott?

Net Worth: $11.6 million

John Parrott was not only a former snooker player, but he was also a great TV personality.

Why is John Virgo not at Sheffield?

The pair's absences from this year's 17-day tournament were revealed to viewers during the first day's play of the World Championship on Friday morning. Stand-in presenter Jason Mohammad confirmed Virgo was in Spain and due to Government rules regarding the coronavirus could not be at Sheffield for the coverage.

Who has replaced Hazel Irvine?

Eilidh Margaret Barbour (/ˈeɪli ˈbɑːrbʊər/; born 14 December 1982) is a Scottish television presenter and reporter. In 2017, she was named as the main presenter for BBC's golf coverage, replacing Hazel Irvine in the role.

Has Hazel Irvine got a family?

In 2008, Hazel married her long-term boyfriend. It was unexpected to some, as at the age of 43 the two had been together many years, but it apparently just "felt like the right time". They had a private ceremony in Scotland for close family and friends, and had a child together in 2009, who is now 12.

Who is Philip Studd?

Philip Studd is a BBC reporter and commentator based at Team GB's pre-Olympics holding camp in Macau.