The growth in popularity of snooker in Germany is to a large extent rooted in its coverage on Eurosport Germany, and the broadcaster pronounced themselves very happy with the viewing figures over the first couple of days, even before the business end of the tournament. Audiences peaked at just under 500,000 in the evenings, despite being directly up against the hugely popular German version of jungle reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’. Apparently the same camp in Australia that housed snooker legend Steve Davis last year is used by the Germans in January and early February, and then the Dutch have their turn, and it is at least reassuring that not more than one jungle is being desecrated for the celebrity antics. Don’t say we never bring you the really big news on Inside Snooker.