White bows out at Wembley

SNOOKER: Wembley favourite Jimmy White crashed out of the UK Championship first round after going down 6-2 to No16 seed Mark King.

The 47-year-old, who appeared on reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ recently, was handed a wildcard for the the tournament after slipping to 56 in the rankings.

And, in truth, he was never really in the contest as King powered to a second round clash with Stephen Maguire.

Elsewhere, Mark Selby beat Ding Junhui 6-1, while Peter Ebdon was a 6-2 winner over Marco Fu.