Wildey wrote:you didnt hear of Higgins party lifestyle as much as you have heard of say Judd Trump proberbly because his haunts wasent the bright life of London, Vegas or Ibiza not to mention he isnt on Twitter or Facebook.
But Higgins did like his pint and spending his spoils on the good things in life
I think Judd's age might be something to do with it.
There was a time when Judd was the new kid on the block, which coincided with Ronnie's age creeping towards the age where he might retire, or at least not be winning as much as used to be. Obviously, it's not quite worked out like that, but it did look like the BBC were worried who would take up the torch for a while.
When Judd first arrived, the BBC were all over him as the next big thing, but then he fell out of form for a few seasons. That's why the BBC nearly wet themselves when Judd started winning tournaments, and playing that 'naughty snooker'.
Here was a kid that like to spend money on cars and shoes, had a dopey haircut and was getting fans to support him. The BBC thought; "Oooh, look. Trendy. Let's make him the next Ronnie."
I always thought some of his international playboy image was played up a bit. In fact, I think most of it was. He was a bit of a mummy's boy, really. But because he looked the part, and liked to get some expensive things in, they could at least make sound a bit convincing that he was a bit of a wild child.