Axe for Thorne

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SNOOKER leg­end Wil­lie Thorne has been axed by the BBC as a com­men­ta­tor at ma­jor tour­na­ments.

Fomer Strictly star Thorne, 63, was told he was be­ing dropped from the team for next years’s UK and world cham­pi­onships af­ter more than 30 years.

He said yes­ter­day: “I was sim­ply told by the BBC that they wanted to change tack. I am al­most speech­less.”

Seven-time world cham­pion Stephen Hendry, 48, branded the call a “bad de­ci­sion” on Twit­ter.

The sack­ing comes af­ter Thorne used the F-word in com­men­tary at this year’s World Cham­pi­onships.

BBC SHOCK: Wil­lie

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