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BBC UNVEILS COVERAGE FOR WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Live from Sheffield's iconic snooker arena, The Crucible, BBC Sport will be the go-to destination for all Snooker World Championship action.



With his sights set on making history as the most prolific snooker world champion of modern times, Ronnie O'Sullivan will be looking to snatch the title from Luca Brecel, the first ever champion from mainland Europe, after Luca’s surprise victory at last year’s World Championship.



Audiences across the UK will be able to catch every match live on BBC TV and iPlayer, with additional coverage across BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, and on the BBC Sport website and app, starting on 20 April.


Leading the live television coverage will be seasoned presenters Hazel Irvine, Seema Jaswal, and Rishi Persad. Adding depth to the analysis, a line-up of former world champions including Steve Davis, John Parrott, Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty, Shaun Murphy, and Dennis Taylor, along with the insightful commentary of John Virgo, who will offer expert insights as the tournament unfolds.



Philip Bernie, Interim Director of BBC Sport, says: “Audiences across the UK will have front-row seats to this year's highly anticipated Snooker World Championship, with live coverage from Sheffield available on BBC TV and iPlayer, 5 Live, and the BBC Sport website and app. With our fully comprehensive coverage, viewers can expect unparalleled analysis and expert commentary.”


For a comprehensive roundup of each day's greatest moments, audiences can tune in to Snooker: World Championship Highlights every evening of the tournament on BBC Two. With coverage presented by Seema Jaswal and Rishi Persad, the show will bring the best action-packed snippets from the day.



For a deeper dive into the day's play, there will be Snooker: World Championship Extra, every night. This programme on BBC Two will showcase extended highlights from one of the exciting matches that day.


Ahead of the excitement, audiences can also tune into the live fixtures draw on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds on the morning of 18th April, to find out Ronnie O’Sullivan’s highly anticipated first matchup, along with the other first round matches.


Coverage of the Snooker World Championship kicks off on BBC Two on Saturday 20 April from 10am, with regular updates from the tournament available to listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds throughout each day’s play.



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