Stephen Fry spends first day of married life with Elliott Smith watching the snooker

The just-married actor and writer was given permission to watch the distinctly unglamorous game 24 hours after wedding the comic

Helen Nianias
Monday 19 January 2015 10:07 GMT
The couple got married in Norfolk on January 17.
The couple got married in Norfolk on January 17. (Stephen Fry/Twitter)

Stephen Fry may have tied the knot with Elliott Spencer on Saturday, but that doesn't mean life's all first-class flights to the Seychelles for the couple.

The actor, 57, married his partner Spencer, 27, in a small registry-office ceremony, thought to have taken place in Breckland Business Centre in Dereham, Norfolk, on Saturday.

And the day after the wedding was similarly low-key.

The couple, who have been dating since spring last year, tweeted news of their wedding over the weekend:

News of their wedding was retweeted more than 11,000 times by well-wishers.

Fry is a long-time lover of the sport, and once described Ronnie O'Sullivan as the "Mozart of snooker", and is a regular talking-head expert about the sport for the BBC. Which means that Spencer might end up spending more time than he'd like in the green room of the Crucible over the coming years.

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