Jocky Wilson 1982, 1989

World Champion in 1982 and 1989, Jocky Wilson achieved immortality when the Top of the Pops staff unveiled a huge picture of him behind Dexy’s Midnight Runners during their 1982 mime (no criticism, they all mimed) of Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile).

In 82’s final he defeated John Lowe 5-3 and in 1989 he saw off Eric Bristow 6-4 in one of the epic Embassy World Finals. Rumour has it that Jocky is living on disability benefits in his home town of Kircaldy. His years of heavy drinking and smoking mean that he is diabetic and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – or so it says on Wikipedia.

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