Willie is the World Record holder of the highest number of 147 breaks in the history of snooker (190) earning him the nickname "Mr Maximum". However, first and foremost Willie has established himself as one of the great characters of the game for over twenty-five years.
Mr Maximum is well known as a TV Celebrity with numerous appearances including Wogan, Big Break, Noel's House Party, You Bet, Question of Sport, They think its all over, Sporting Triangles, Des O'Connor, The Salon, Breakfast TV, Fantasy Football and Through the keyhole, to name a few. Willie also hosted 16 shows for Sky TV called Cue Masters. Willie is now a TV commentator for all the major snooker championships, on Sky TV, ITV and BBC, maintaining his status as a household name.
Willie Thorne has few peers in British Sport. Top class performers in any sporting discipline are a rare breed but few have the ability to be truly entertaining and hold an audience. A scarce commodity indeed that has made Willie one of the nation's most popular sporting celebrities.
Due to Willie's vast experience of TV appearances and presenting, combined with his instantly recognisable features, Mr Maximum has established himself as one of the UK's leading after dinner speakers, auctioneer, host and MC.