Luke Littler eyeing new car with £200,000 prize money after reaching PDC World Darts Championship final

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Darts prodigy Luke Littler has his sights set on a new car after banking some serious prize money at the PDC World Darts Championship.

The 16-year-old has reached the PDC World Darts Championship final after crushing Rob Cross in the semi-finals 6-2, banking £200,000 in the process.


Littler has already banked a sizeable fee at the PDC World ChampionshipsCredit: Getty
Winning the Sid Waddell Trophy will earn him £500,000 and it might be fair to say that Littler has a pretty penny to treat himself.

That includes a new motor – despite not being able to legally drive.

When asked by talkSPORT if he was thinking of upgrading his car, ‘The Nuke’ replied while pointing to the Skoda sponsor on his shirt: “I’ve got Skoda so I’m sure they can sort me out!”

It might be fair to forgive the teenage sensation for not pinching himself after a fairytale run at the Worlds this year.

Victories over Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding and Matt Campbell captured the attention of the world.

But rousing wins over Raymond van Barneveld, Brendan Dolan and now Cross have made him a potential champion against all the odds with tournament favourite Luke Humphries left to face.

And it is not by luck, either, with Littler comfortably better than all of his opponents – which includes two former world champions in Van Barneveld and Cross.

There is little that perturbs the youngster, not even a packed Alexandra Palace and millions watching around the world.


Littler will face Humphries in the finalCredit: Getty


But he already has one eye on what to spend his prize money onCredit: Getty
He continued to talkSPORT: “I’ve got no feeling yet!

“It is mind-blowing. Obviously, inside I know I am in the final but I just don’t show it. I don’t really know what to say!”

Despite his young age, there is a coolness on stage that belies his years, often methodical and holding his head above the swilling noise of the Ally Pally.

Even in adversity, he remains undisturbed and calculated, never breaking sweat and sticking to his guns with extreme precision.

That proved evident after Cross raced into the lead on Tuesday night only to look shell-shocked minutes later when he was 3-1 down.

Littler added: “That is the first time I have gone 1-0 down but I have got the same routine of going off at two sets, playing two, going off, playing two, going off, playing one and see what happens after that.

“But I just keep to the same. Obviously, I went 1-0 down so I stayed on stage and just had to find it.”

And he found it again with ease – if he finds it again on Wednesday night then Littler will forever etch his name in sporting folklore.

The final is set to go ahead on Wednesday night, which will be broadcast live on talkSPORT from 7pm.


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