|Ken Doherty - like a Duke without dreadlocks.|
"I've long been an enthusiast for the game", said Wilson, "and over the past few months music has become less and less fun. It's time to try something new".
The performer, best known for his album Songs From the Deep Forest and his energetic stage shows, is not new to snooker. He was crowned Northern Ireland junior champion in 1988 and is still a dab hand with the cue.
"My top break in competitive matches is 135", confirmed the star from Dundonald, "and I regularly get 147s in practice". The Duke hasn't ruled out a return to music however, "this is a change in direction, and I'm giving up music for a while, but not necessarily for good".
Watch out Mark Allen and Ronnie O'Sullivan!