Whirlwind star gets Bossy in Kingston

A famous snooker star was spotted shopping  at a lavish designer clothes store in Surrey today, writes Chris Gaynor.

Snooker whirlwind Jimmy White was  browsing  the Boss Store in Kingston, cruising the isles for that lone bargain.

As the snooker season soon gets under way, the snooker legend, 44,  must be in need of some retail therapy before the gruelling work begins of entering back into the top elite 16 players in the world.

The World Championship has eluded the whirlwind six times as he is often referred to as 'the nearly man' of the green baize, as he lost on many occasions to snooker wizard Stephen Hendry.

He was shopping with his family in the store, which was offering a 60% off reduction  in the famous brand of clothing.

A shop assistant said: 'Its not often we get sports stars in here, but when you are serving you don't really pay attention to who is signing the receipt.'

Jimmy left the store  the proud owner of a pair of white Boss socks.

The legend can often be seen at the Walton Snooker Centre, in Hersham, as well as other venues  perfoming exhibition matches with  fellow veteran and comedian  John Virgo.

White lives a few miles away in the celubrious village of Oxshott, Surrey.