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Scots snooker ref Michaela Tabb: I won’t do sexy photoshoots while I’m still doing this jobSNOOKER referee Michaela Tabb fancies doing a racy photoshoot but she knows now is not the time to be stripping off.09:10, 13 APR 2012Updated03:44, 3 JUL 2012Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!
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SNOOKER referee Michaela Tabb fancies doing a racy photoshoot but she knows now is not the time to be stripping off.
It’s not because she’s 44 but because she’ll be in charge at this year’s World Snooker Championship Final on May 7 the biggest gig in her line of work.
Michaela said: “There’s a time and a place but not right before a big match when all I want people to think is that I am doing a great job as a ref, not that I’d just appeared with nothing on in a paper.
“So that was a big no no.
“There’s a fan club on Facebook who want me to do a spread for Nuts for obvious reasons but they (the magazine) haven’t been in touch.
“I wouldn’t mind doing something tasteful but I wouldn’t do any nude stuff.
“The only (sexy) shoot that I did was pre my snooker days.”
But Michaela’s not worried about what stuffy snooker chiefs would think if she did pose for raunchy snaps.
She laughed: “I wouldn’t give a hoot if they did (disapprove).
“If that’s what I chose to do, then tough. As far as I’m concerned, that’s got nothing to do with my ability to referee snooker.
“The whole time I’ve been in snooker I’ve been absolutely respectful of the game and my image. I’ve only ever been a positive spokesperson.”
In her early professional life, Michaela was a sales rep for Ann Summers, the lingerie and sex toys store chain.
She said: “I was doing the parties at people’s houses and they were so funny.
“I displayed the items there was some lovely lingerie and the guests would then go and try them on. It was a really good laugh.”
With a hint of disappointment, Michaela says Ann Summers have not supplied her with free products since her ranking tournament debut as a ref a decade ago.
She added: “They probably don’t even realise I used to be one of their reps.”
But that’s not to say she doesn’t take great care of her appearance.
She said: “I’m one of those people who can put on weight very easily. I’m always struggling to look the best I can, which means I seem to constantly be on a diet.