As he contemplated retirement last summer, Mark Williams admits he never imagined sitting stark naked in a post-match press conference having just become world champion for the third time but snooker is a amusing sport.
It's the third time the Welshman has won the championship.
And true to a promise he made earlier in the tournament, the 43-year-old conducted his post-match press conference completely naked, save for a strategically placed Betfred towel to cover his modesty.
Williams arrived naked apart from a sponsors towel sparing his blushes - under orders from supremo Barry Hearn - but soon took it off after sitting down.
Ray Reardon was 45 when he won in 1978, and his fellow Welshman Williams is the oldest man to get to grips with the trophy since.
It was a tense encounter that included a monumental seven frame comeback from his opponent John Higgins, before Williams eventually came out on top 18-16 at Sheffield's Crucible.
People are saying it could be your last chance but I could come back and make a fist of it next year, you just never know what's going to happen. I was thinking about chucking it in previous year.
He said: "Last year I wasn't even here (he lost in qualifying)".
Williams failed to qualify for the 2017 tournament, and said he had watched it from his caravan.
"I made a really good break under pressure".
Speaking to the BBC after last night's win in Sheffield, Williams said: "It's unbelievable".
He led 10-7 overnight and soon stretched that to 14-7, Higgins potting just 31 points over the four frames. I did not think there was another title in me 12 months ago. To play John in a final is an experience in itself.
And Williams stuck to his word in his press conference as the new three-time world champion faced the media naked. I just did something I thought I would never ever do.
But at the moment when he first stood on the very brink of victory, Williams twitched, missing a pink that was match ball.
"Today I was 13-7 behind and I was anxious if I would take it to the fourth session, I didn't want to lose with a session to spare".