WATCH: After nude press conference, Snooker champ promises ‘naked cartwheels’ next year

In Sheffield, England, an epic snooker game unfolded between Mark Williams and John Higgins.

Williams defeated Higgins by a score of 18-16, yet was after the match that viewers were truly titillated. Williams, who admitted to almost giving up on the sport no more than 12-months ago, promised to conduct the winners’ press conference in the nude. And he did.

β€œIt’s an unbelievable story. Twelve months ago I was thinking about chucking it, and here I am doing an interview having won the 2018 World Championship, naked.”

Before he could follow through with this promise, the Welshman had to check to see if he would be fined if he did appear nude.

Williams got the thumbs up from organizers. So on a cold Sheffield evening, the World Snooker Championship winner turned up wrapped in a towel and sneakily slipping behind a well-covered table at the press conference.

His red-faced, self-conscious expression confirmed two things. First, he’s no longer giving up on the sport and second, that he’s a man of his word.

When asked about an encore, Williams’ nude sense of humor continued as next year he’s promised to do naked cartwheels if he wins. Yikes.