16 year old World Darts finalist Luke Littler loves his kebabs and has been eating them regularly while in London

Luke Littler began his PDC World Darts Championship debut hoping simply “to win one game” but now the 16-year-old sensation will face Luke Humphries on Wednesday evening in what is anticipated to be the most-watched final in the tournament’s 31-year history.

In polishing off his latest remarkable victory at Alexandra Palace Рthis time stunning former champion Rob Cross РLittler became the youngest person to reach the title decider.

And his meteoric rise has transcended the sport to an extent that his semi-final match set a Sky tournament viewing record, with a peak audience of 2.32 million, comfortably surpassing the 2015 final (1.65 million).

The record for a darts final is the 8.3 million who tuned in to watch qualifier Keith Deller win the 1983 title by beating favourite Eric Bristow in the now defunct BDO World Championship on the BBC.

Littler, who began playing darts on a magnetic board when he was just 18 months old, entered this tournament ranked 164th in the world.

Since then he has made national and international headlines, defeated former world champions and sent crowds into raptures.


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