As well as competing, O’Sullivan will be a television pundit for British Eurosport’s coverage of the event, which begins on Wednesday.
O’Sullivan has presented his own magazine programme on Eurosport for the last year. The Ronnie O’Sullivan Show has been well received as the five times world champion conducted interviews, demonstrated masterclasses and gave a personal view of the sport.
He impressed in drawing interesting answers from the likes of Neil Robertson, Jimmy White, Steve Davis and Barry Hearn. This is not as easy as it looks, with lights, cameras and a TV crew surrounding you, and when it isn’t something you are used to doing but O’Sullivan’s natural personality came through.
He admits he has enjoyed it and is now about to become a studio pundit alongside British Eurosport’s other guest experts, Jimmy White and Neal Foulds. Colin Murray, the Talksport presenter, will front the programmes, which begin 15 minutes before each match.
O’Sullivan is of course primarily in Berlin as a player and faces Mark Davis, who beat him in the group 5 final of the Championship League last week, in the first round."
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