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Watch: Ken Doherty Caught Out Brilliantly After Having No Idea He Was On Live TV

Watch: Ken Doherty Caught Out Brilliantly After Having No Idea He Was On Live TV
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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In recent years, it has been said that snooker needed to undergo some major changes in order to appeal to younger audiences.

There is no doubt that the demographic that follows the sport has been getting steadily older, while viewing figures are no longer at the levels they were during its heyday in the 1980s. This is despite the fact that the pool of current players is perhaps more talented than it has ever been.

Some big stars also remain in the sport, although there could be some worrying days ahead once Ronnie O'Sullivan hangs up his cue.

One way they have attempted to bring in some new viewers is via the Snooker Shoot Out.

A ranking tournament since 2017, it is a one frame shoot out format. It also requires every frame to be completed inside ten minutes, with a shot clock of ten or 15 seconds also applied. Whoever has the highest point total at the end of the frame advances to the next round.

It is certainly a more fast paced game than the more traditional events, something that could appeal to younger audiences.

Ken Doherty caught out on live TV during Snooker Shoot Out

The 2023 edition of the tournament is taking place this week in Leicester, and while some big names are not taking part, quite a few familiar faces are present.


That includes Ken Doherty, who overcame Stephen Maguire in the first round last night.

The Irishman was delighted to secure passage into the next round, as his appearance on television after the match showed.

Doherty was waiting to conduct his interview with Eurosport, although he clearly wasn't aware that the live feed had already started. He was caught beautifully breaking out some questionable dance moves, much to the delight of the viewers.



I thought we were still on the ads. How embarrassing!

Sorry folks.



The Dubliner took it all in good spirits, taking to social media last night to explain himself.

We're hopeful that Ken Doherty will break out those dance moves once again if he can get another victory in the second round.

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