Snooker legend and BBC pundit Steve Davis took advantage of the 17-day stay in Sheffield to enjoy a night out at a different theatre and take in a show. The Dirty Dancing stage production was visiting the Lyceum, just next-door to the Crucible on Tudor Square, and the six-time world champion was in for a slight shock on arrival in the foyer.

The Nugget was mobbed by women of a certain age out for a night of nostalgia all wanting photos and autographs. It is doubtful whether the appearance of the late Patrick Swayze himself in the audience could have made them go more weak at the knees than seeing the six-time world champion before they sat down to enjoy the famous story of Baby and Johnny for two and a half hours to the musical backdrop of The Time of My Life.