Judd Trump looking forward to Ronnie O’Sullivan documentary: ‘I’ll be in it a fair bit with the hug!’

'Ronnie's got a one-off personality.'

Judd Trump looking forward to Ronnie O’Sullivan documentary: ‘I’ll be in it a fair bit with the hug!’
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Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump had a memorable moment after the 2022 World Championship (Picture: Getty Images)

Judd Trump expects Ronnie O’Sullivan’s new documentary to be a big boost for snooker, while he also expects to have a significant role in the film given the epic hug the pair shared after the World Championship final last year.

Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything follows the Rocket in the build-up to his 2022 Crucible campaign and all the way to its climax, which saw him lifting the World Championship trophy for a seventh time.

It was Trump who played O’Sullivan in the final in Sheffield, losing 18-13 to the Essex icon, and was on the receiving end of a warm embrace from his opponent after the final ball was potted.

The Ace is yet to see the documentary, out on Amazon Prime on 23 November, but is expecting a starring role and believes the production will be very good news for his sport.

‘Yeah I’ll be in it a fair bit with the hug!’ Trump told Metro.co.uk. ‘I’ll be getting a lot of screen time!

‘I’m sure I will watch it, it’ll be quite an interesting story and it’s good for snooker to have something so mainstream.

‘It can only benefit everyone else involved in snooker. Ronnie’s got a one-off personality and you need that to make the headlines at times. I’m a bit more understated, but you need those kind of characters to promote the game as well.’

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O’Sullivan claimed a record-equalling seventh world title last year (Picture: Getty Images)

Trump says the filming was not on his mind during his run to the final and then his epic clash with the Rocket in the showpiece, but believes it must have been hard to ignore for O’Sullivan.

‘At the time I wasn’t thinking about it, I forgot about it really,’ he said. ‘But there would definitely have been times in the tournament that he [Ronnie] knew the cameras and microphones were on and he would have played up to it a bit.’

The lengthy hug between the Ace and the Rocket was a memorable moment of the entire World Championship, with both giving an insight into what was said afterwards.

O’Sullivan told the BBC after the final last year: ‘As far as I’m concerned, this fella is already an all time great. The way he plays the game, plays such dynamic snooker.’

He added on Eurosport: ‘I gave him a big hug and was sobbing in his arms.

‘He said some such lovely words. What he said to me blew me away. I love Judd. He’s a great lad and I didn’t realise what he thought of me till then.

‘Different respect there, I didn’t realise how he sees me and be part of his development. He’s great for snooker. What he said, Judd. It just done me in.’

Judd revealed to reporters: ‘He was just being nice to me. It was nice to share that with him.

‘Obviously I’d have liked to have come out on the other side, but it’s an amazing achievement for him.

‘At the end of my career, if Ronnie says I’m one of the best players, I’m happy with that. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, if he says some good stuff about me like he did tonight, there’s no person that knows the game better than him.’

Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything premieres on Tuesday 21 November in selected cinemas before being released on Prime Video on Thursday 23 November.

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