Michael Wasley demonstrated his skills on the green baize by qualifying for the final stages of the Dafabet World Championship on Wednesday night – but his talents don’t end there.

The 24 year-old from Gloucester can solve the Rubik cube in under two minutes and has also taught himself to juggle.

Wasley said: “I haven’t done it for a year and a half so I’m probably a bit out of shape. I could do it in two minutes but you forget the moves so quick.

“I like to set myself challenges in between snooker just to keep my brain busy. I learned to juggle. I’m trying to juggle with four balls rather than three now. Just gimmicky things to show your mates. It keeps the brain busy and takes your mind off snooker.”