Former World and UK Champion Peter Ebdon takes the hot seat...
What’s your earliest memory?
I vaguely remember being two or three years old. Those type of memories are always enhanced when I see a photo of myself at that age.
Who do you most admire?
The person I most admire in snooker is Steve Davis. He’s the ultimate professional and he was such a great champion. In my early career, he was the player I looked up to more than anyone – he showed how it should be done.
What are you afraid of?
I don’t like snakes or spiders. I don’t think I could go on a show like I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, partly because of the close scrutiny that comes with reality TV, but also because of all the bugs. I’m full of admiration for Jimmy White for the way he handled it.
If a film was made of your life, who would you want to play the lead role?
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Owning and breeding race horses.
What was the most trouble you got into at school?
I didn’t get into too much, although I did once hit a lad, which I shouldn’t have done. The most trouble I got into was with my parents when I told them I was leaving school to become a snooker player.
What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought, apart from a house or car?
A race horse. I’d prefer not to say how much it cost!
Is there a piece of music which particularly inspires you?
There have been lots and lots over the years. I love the Rocky theme tune – Eye of the Tiger. I noticed Ding Junhui used it as his intro music at the Masters, and Mark Selby did a bit of shadow boxing which was funny. I also like Lose Yourself by Eminem.
If you had a time machine and you could go anywhere forward or back, where would you go?
I’d go back to the time of the Egyptian Pyramids to see how they were built. I’d also like to go forward to see what the world is like in 100 years.
If you could come back in your next life as any animal, what would you choose?
It would have to be a race horse – preferably the one that wins the Derby!