SNOOKER legend Stephen Hendry has revealed plans to venture outdoors for the first time in his adult life.
The seven-time world champion was raised by umpires after being abandoned as a baby on the fire escape of a snooker hall.
Since then he used underground sewer tunnels to travel between match venues before finally retiring to a makeshift dwelling underneath a snooker table.
“The snooker authorities tell me I have earned my freedom. Now I may go beyond the doors, where I understand my winnings can be exchanged for clothes, food and even a house.”
Hendry admitted feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation about his planned venture into ‘Skyland’: “They say the sky is as blue as the blue ball and fields as green as the green ball. A floor not coated in a dull grey carpet but with a material called ‘stone’.
“I am especially interested to discover flowers, which I understand smell of something other than decades-old cigarette smoke.”