The snooker player and commentator John Virgo has finally completed a particularly difficult trick shot from an episode of Big Break that has been in production since 1994. 

According to members of the audience who have been sitting in a BBC studio for more than 23 years, the shot involved seven cues, eight balls, three paper bags and a Kinder Surprise.

One witness said: ‘It was amazing to see John finally get it right at the 453,329th attempt.’

’It’s a shame really as the contestant he was trying to win a consolation prize for passed away from natural causes in 2005.’

’Terry Griffiths wandered off for a few years and did some practice frames. He must have got at least three or four in.’