Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan has signed to present a new series for HISTORY in which he’ll travel across the USA to discover the history and characters involved in the game of pool.
The four-part Rocket Ronnie’s American Hustle will see O’Sullivan joined by sports broadcaster and friend Matt Smith as they explore all facets of pool culture in the USA.
The duo will visit some of America’s most exciting and historic cities, discovering their hidden gems and highlights as well as seeking out local pool sharks and playing them at their own game.
Rachel Job, Director of Programming for HISTORY at A+E Networks UK said: “HISTORY is excited to be working with British sporting icon Ronnie O’Sullivan, taking viewers on this unique US road trip.
This commission continues HISTORY’s track record in bringing much-loved British household names to the channel to share their passion for diverse topics and pursuits – from Sean Bean on Waterloo to Shaun Ryder’s UFOs as well as working with Freddie Flintoff as our HISTORY brand ambassador in the UK.”
O’Sullivan commented: “I’m excited to be travelling with my mate, Matt Smith, across America.
“There will be some places I’ve never been to before and I’m looking forward to working with HISTORY as it’s the channel that’s letting me do something different and indulge my sense of adventure.”
Rocket Ronnie’s American Hustle is due to air on HISTORY in the UK in early 2017.