Judd Trump kickstarted his UK Championship campaign in stunning fashion. The world’s number one whitewashed his Moroccan opponent, Amie Amiri, by a 6-0 scoreline to advance to the next round of the competition.
Juddernaut admitted to being willing to miss the event next year if he was allowed to feature on the TV show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”
The world number one who is on the quest for a triple crown strolled past his opponent in the opening round with a top break of 125. With the 2019 Masters and World Championship trophies already shelved in his trophy room, Danny the boy could potentially become the first player to capture all three Triple crown titles in the same year since Stephen Hendry last did in 1996.
When asked what he thinks about such a possibility, Trump said it would be a massive accomplishment as only the greats of the game have ever achieved that feat.
Trump, who is set to face either of Ken Doherty or Mei Xiwen, suggested that the crowd present at the venue was amazing for the first round. He revealed that the atmosphere was one of the big ones where he always got excited.
Speaking of his opponent, he highlighted that Amine was new to a game of such magnitude and as such, needed more experience. Trump said that seeing players from new countries showed that the game was expanding. He went on to say that the Moroccan had done amazingly well to get onto that stage in the first place and highlighted that there was still some room for improvement.
The 2019 World Championship winner is a fan of the ‘ITV’ show Celeb and should relish a trip to the jungle. However, the Bristolian reiterated his fears about going on such a trip. He said he would love to give it a try but isn’t sure how long he would last there as he’s such a fussy eater. In Trump’s words, he said:
“I’d love to give it a try, but I don’t know how long I’d last. I’m quite a fussy eater, and I don’t like bugs. I’d have to be one of those who gets a doctor’s note for every trial. I’d sit on the bed and sleep all day. I’d love to give something like that a go next year.”
Written by: Roland Arum