Who is Stephen Hendry? Celebrity MasterChef contestant profile

The snooker legend is set to show off his Chinese-inspired cuisine

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Celebrity Masterchef 2017 contestants: Stephen Hendry

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Twitter: @SHendry775

Best known for: Being one of the greatest snooker players ever.

Biography: Stephen Hendry, 48, was born in Scotland and made his first 50 break as a young teenager.

He quickly became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, was the youngest-ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21.

Over a 27-year career, Hendry went on to win the World Championship seven times, and was snooker’s world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998.

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In 2012 he retired from the sport, but he still works as a commentator for the BBC and ITV4.

Hendry is regarded by many commentators and former players to be one of the greatest players ever.

He has spent a lot of time playing snooker in China, where the sport is hugely popular, and told Radio Times in a recent interview that he’ll be cooking up some Chinese-inspired cuisine for the judges.

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MasterChef airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC1