Willie Thorne Bio Details

Full name

William Joseph Thorne

Also known as

Mr Maximum





Date of birth

4 Mar 1954

Birth place

Leicester, UK


Sports Commentator

Event Host

Professional Snooker Player (1970 - 2000 (ca.))

During his career Willie won 14 major titles and made a record 190 maximum 147 breaks.
A self confessed gambling addict, he lost £1.5 million gambling on horses and at casinos towards the end of his career.  With depts of oover £1 million, he declared himself bankrupt in 2015 after money lenders threated volience against his wife.

Willie Thorne

Former Snooker Champion
Willie Thorne

Relationship History

Jill Thorne


1996 (ca.)

Denise Foster


affair from circa 1990

Fiona Walker


divorce about 1990

Professional Partners

Erin Boag

Strictly Come Dancing Partner

danced together from 29 Sep 2007
until 21 Oct 2007

Willie Thorne Children

Natalie Yates


Natalie Yates

step-child with Jill Thorne

Stepdaughter of snooker player Willie Thorne

James Yates


James Yates

step-child with Jill Thorne

Stepson of snooker player Willie Thorne

Willie Thorne Family

Willie Thorne's children:

Willie Thorne's step-daughter is Natalie Yates Willie Thorne's step-son is James Yates

Willie Thorne's current partners:

Willie Thorne's wife is Jill Thorne

Willie Thorne's former partners:

Willie Thorne had an affair with Denise Foster Willie Thorne's former wife is Fiona Walker

Willie Thorne FameChain Links

Strictly Come Dancing 2007 Contestants - Series 5


Other people in this association:

Kelly Brook 2007

Alesha Dixon 2007

Letitia Dean 2007