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Louis Theroux reveals his surprising new TV documentary – fans react

The BBC star shared an announcement on Twitter

Gemma Strong

Louis Theroux is coming back to the BBC with a brand new documentary.

The 50-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday to share an exciting announcement with fans, revealing that his upcoming show will be delving into the "wild world of snooker".

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"Hold on to your snooker cues!" Louis wrote. "I have been working on a three part series for @BBCTwo about the golden age of that incredible sport. #GodsofSnooker."

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He later clarified to his 2.2 million followers: "I am not on camera for the series. It is being made with my company @MindhouseTV. VERY excited to be involved in this."

The show will closely examine the 80s sporting phenomenon and all its excesses.

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Speaking to the Sun about the project, Louis further expanded: "The story of the heyday of snooker is a remarkable one filled with drama and angst and enormous talent.

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Louis Theroux shared his announcement on Twitter

"I get most excited about those that are the most human: Conflict, triumph, disaster — all the big emotions — played out before your eyes. And you have that here.

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"I'm old enough to remember the 1985 (World Championship) black-ball final between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis. I was 15 and everyone was talking about it at school.

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The documentary-maker with his wife, Nancy Strang

"We've been privileged to work on this with almost all those stars of that time. It's an amazing feeling and, quite honestly, not something I ever imagined."

Louis's Twitter followers were quick to react to the news, with one joking: "Wild and snooker are not two words I would put in the same sentence…" A second remarked: "Certainly a subject I didn't think I'd be interested in. but super excited to get stuck into this. Thanks Lou, can't wait!"

A third joked: "Oh Louis! I already moan at my other half about how much time he spends watching snooker! Not helping!"

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