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Willie Thorne
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Willie Thorne

Former Snooker Champion
Willie Thorne

William Joseph Thorne




Thursday 04 Mar 1954


17 Jun 2020

Willie Thorne
Bio Details

Full name

William Joseph Thorne

Also known as

Mr Maximum





Date of birth

Thursday 04 Mar 1954

Birth place

Leicester, UK

Date of death:

17 Jun 2020

Place of death

Torrevieja hospital, Costa Blanca, Spain


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.

Partners of 
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

born 1988, age 32 (approx.)
step-child with Jill Thorne

Stepdaughter of snooker player Willie Thorne

James Yates

born 1991, age 29 (approx.)
step-child with Jill Thorne

Stepson of snooker player Willie Thorne

Willie Thorne Partner(s) Other Children


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 was 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

John Barnes MBE 2007