Luke Littler pictured with Luke Humphries at age of 12 as World Darts Championship final looms

Luke Littler pictured with Luke Humphries at age of 12 as World Darts Championship final looms

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler speaks out after making the final of the World Darts Championship

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 03/01/2024

- 09:25

Updated: 03/01/2024

- 09:41

The two players will lock horns at Alexandra Palace this evening

A picture of Luke Littler and Luke Humphries together when the former was just 12 has resurfaced on social media.

The pair will face off against each other in the final of the World Darts Championship on Wednesday night.

Littler booked his place in the final with an emphatic 6-2 victory over Rob Cross.

Humphries, meanwhile, powered his way to a 6-0 victory over Scott Williams.

The two men will battle it out for glory tonight, with Littler the underdog due to his young age.

And as their showdown at Alexandra Palace creeps closer, a throwback picture on social media has emerged.

Back in 2019, Littler played against Humphries and lost - but said he'd given his opponent a 'great game'.

"Lost out in quarterfinals last night at Hayling Island comp to @lukeh180 missed a few chances to go ahead and a bull for a 164 but gave him a great game," he said at the time on X.

"2 Youth comps today Under 14’s and Under 18’s hopefully make tomorrow’s finals on stage @bucker1980 @lisa_littler."

Darts fans have reacted to the post, with one user saying: "This is what I thought a 16 year old Luke Littler would look like."

A second said: "Now they play in a world championship final. Unreal."

A third weighed in by saying: "Some photo that!"

"Time to settle the score tomorrow Luke good luck you got this fella," said a fourth.

And a fifth said: "Class he is little there."

Littler was delighted after making the final of the competition.

And he's admitted he'll have an omelette and pizza before he steps out at the oche.

"I'll do what I've been doing," he said.

"In the morning, go for a ham and cheese omelette, then come here have a pizza and then practice!

"That's what I've done every day."


Luke Littler

Luke Littler is on top of the world after reaching the final of the World Darts Championship


And he also opened up on what Cross said to him after he ended the 33-year-old's hopes of glory.

"No words! Crazy to think I'm in a World Championship final in my debut," he admitted.

"I was happy winning one game but I could go all the way!

"You're playing Rob, he's a world champion and won on debut.

"Rob told me 'God bless, you're a step away, do it'.

Luke Humphries

Luke Littler will need to be at his brilliant best in order to overcome Luke Humphries on Wednesday night


"I've just settled on the stage.

"It took me a few legs to settle in the game and once I found that rhythm I was good to go!"

Humphries was delighted after his victory over Williams - and admitted he was impressed by Littler's form at the competition so far.

"The way he's played, I've seen it many times," he said.

"When you come up on this stage it can be a lot tougher but he's just proved he's got a lot of bottle.

"Nothing is going to faze him."

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