Ronnie O'Sullivan adopts a bizarre Australian accent

Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan adopts a bizarre Australian accent when interviewed after reaching the quarter-finals of the Players Championship in Preston.

Never far from controversy, the 43-year-old Englishman pretended to be from Down Under in the interview for bookmaker Coral.

When asked later if there was any particular reason why he was trying to talk like an Australian, the five-time world champion from Essex told the BBC: "Us English, we love a loser, so I thought I'm fed up of being a loser, I'm going to talk like a winner, like the Aussies. Get the Ashes won, mate."

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Ronnie O'Sullivan reacting during day eight of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day eight of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan reacting during day eight of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day eight of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day eight of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day seven of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan reacts during day seven of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day five of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan wipes his face during day five of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day five of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day five of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.
Ronnie O'Sullivan during day two of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. Picture dated: Monday January 14, 2019. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes / EMPICS Entertainment.
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