ITV forced to apologise after snooker star Mark Allen says he was 'shaking like a s****ing dog' after beating Judd Trump | The Sun

ITV had to apologise after snooker star Mark Allen admitted he was "s****ing like a dog" during his World Grand Prix win over Judd Trump.

Masters champion Allen, 36, led 6-2 in Sunday's final, before Trump roared back to level things up at 8-8 in a thrilling contest.


But Allen did eventually get over the line in a deciding frame to claim a 10-9 victory and secure his third ranking title of the season.

The Northern Irishman was thrilled to secure the win as he continues his fine form.

But he produced an X-rated post-match interview while on live TV as presenter Rob Walker swiftly apologised on his behalf.

Speaking to ITV, Allen said: "I don't know about nerve… I was shaking like a s****ing dog there!"

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Reacting on social media, one person said: "What a match, what a fightback from Judd, summed up perfectly by the winner though".

Another added: "One of the great post-match quotes from Mark Allen there".

And a third said: "You don't get this colour over at the BBC with its winged-back chairs and snuff boxes".

Elaborating on the topsy-turvy match, Allen added: "I said to Judd at the end, he had me completely gone.

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"It's not often I go, I feel like I'm pretty good under pressure, but I was completely gone there.

"He put me under all sorts of pressure tonight and I absolutely fell over the line there.

'It's one of those things. Judd is a great competitor and he made a couple of breaks to look so comfortable.

"I'm very proud of myself that I got over the line but I've felt better."

Allen will go into the snooker world championships in April as an outsider to win his first title.

The familiar favourites will include previous winners Ronnie O'Sullivan, Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.


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