Global phenomenon - German TV show wants to meet the Irish toddler (3) who has become a YouTube sensation
Published 09/05/2015 | 14:03
With close on half a million YouTube views, three-year-old Adam Wynne has made headlines all over the world with his incredible snooker skills.
The youngest of three children to Sean and Elaine in Boora, just outside Tullamore, the budding player has shown composure and ability beyond his years and his exploits have been lauded in Ireland and right around the globe.
Last night he appeared with his father Sean and uncle Bernard on The Late Late show where host Ryan Tubridy was wowed by the cueing ability of the young player.
Sean admitted last night that the reaction since the video was uploaded last week has been incredible and the three-minute clip has been picked up all over the world.
"I have friends in Australia who were texting and ringing last night after the clip featured on the 'Perth 9 News," Bernard told independent.ie.
"The response has been incredible. You have to remember that Adam has only just begun pre-school and can't even tie his own shoelaces, yet he is able to handle a cue and pot incredibly well."
Now one particular German television programme is hoping to visit the Wynne family to speak to Adam and his family.
The snooker video came to their attention after a Eurosport report and a member of staff has told independent.ie that they want to travel to Offaly to record Adam in action after being highly impressed by what they saw.
"We loved it instantly," the source said.
"For one of our next shows we would like Adam to participate in a challenge which we would like to develop together with his family," she added.
She revealed that two other German media outlets also highlighted the video and that it has been hugely popular right around the country.
According to Bernard, Adam has had a cue in his hand from before he was able to walk and has always shown a huge interest in the game.
The idea of putting together clips of Adam in action – some of the shots are from when he was only two and a half – came about because the youngster enjoyed watching himself on a screen so much.
"Like any child, he loves looking at himself, and kept asking when he was going to be put on YouTube. We decided to put together some of his best shots and he loves it."
And just how has Adam dealt with the new found fame?
"He has no idea," Bernard admitted, "he just wants to keep watching the shots. He has to ask his mother Elaine how to spell his name so he can find it on YouTube."
"He is telling anyone that will listen, "I am the champion".
The Irish youngster boasts a highest break of 19 and if his style of play is anything to go by, Ronnie 'Rocket' O'Sullivan is likely to be his hero.