Inside Mark Selby’s home as world snooker champion shows off swimming pool and huge garden

Mark Selby is one of the richest snooker players in the world, meaning he has been able to splash the cash on this stunning Leicester mansion.

Selby, who clinched his fourth world title last month by toppling Shaun Murphy in the Crucible showpiece, has raked in close to £7million in prize money throughout his 22-year career.

The 37-year-old therefore owns a luxurious home which includes a huge garden, indoor swimming pool and, of course, a snooker practice room.

World Snooker Tour were granted an exclusive tour of his Leicester pad, where he lives with wife Vikki Layton and their seven-year-old daughter Sofia Maria.



Mark Selby's house
Mark Selby is one of the richest snooker players in the world, meaning he has been able to splash the cash on this stunning Leicester mansion

The tour begins in the snooker room, where Selby has several photos, newspaper clippings and trophies on the walls and bannisters that surround the table.

Selby also has his own Wall of Honour up on the wall of his practice room, which he now needs to update with his 2021 world-title triumph added to the bottom.



Mark Selby's swimming pool
The snooker world champion has an indoor swimming pool


Mark Selby's swimming pool
But incredibly he can’t swim himself

The reigning world champion then walks through to his kitchen and lounge area, which boasts elegant white and black decor and a huge velvet sofa.

Nevertheless, the tour then leads to the most impressive part of his property – a massive garden which includes its own swimming pool hut behind the swanky patio area.



Mark Selby's house
The pool area also has a snooker table next to it

As well as having a playing area for his daughter, Selby has a hut at the back of his garden with a pool and a film projector shining on the wall adjacent to it.

There is also another, smaller snooker table next to it, as well as a bar.

But incredibly, the Leicester-born star doesn’t actually know how to swim.

“I still can’t swim. Sofia goes in a lot,” he said.



Mark Selby's house
Selby also has a separate snooker practice room, which includes his very own Wall of Honour

“Not long after we’d moved in, Mark Williams come round. He was stopping here and we were going to the airport the next day to travel to a tournament. We were up here watching the football and I told him I couldn’t swim.

“He pretended to push me in and I panicked a little bit! I thought he was gonna push me under.”



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