So what a day for Mark Selby. And what a day for Leicester.
Selby led 6-0 early in the match, but Ding Junhui refused to give up and twice moved only one frame behind.
But Selby showed why he is the world number one, a position that he will still keep after this victory, and through a combination of excellent safety, fantastic break-building and potting under pressure he held off his gallant Chinese opponent.
For Ding, his first World Championship final ended in disappointment, but he can proud of the part he played in a gripping, tense and wonderful final.
Our report on the final is live and all that is left is for me to say thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed it all as much as we did. Goodbye.