Luke Littler breaks his own tradition after another storming World Darts Championship win

Luke Littler breaks his own tradition after another storming World Darts Championship win

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler opens up after World Darts Championship win

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 28/12/2023

- 12:35

The 16-year-old has been outstanding at Alexandra Palace so far

Luke Littler has broken his own tradition by shunning a kebab for a McDonald's after his victory on Wednesday night.

The 16-year-old hammered Matt Campbell 4-1 to book his place in the round of 16 of the competition.

Littler, after every win at the tournament so far, has treated himself to a kebab.

Yet the teenager has now told Sky Sports he opted for a McDonald's instead, though didn't elaborate on what meal he chose.

Darts Luke Littler

Luke Littler has ditched a kebab for a McDonald's after his World Darts Championship win over Matt Campbell


“I did say to the fans, do you want to see me getting a kebab? No, a McDonald’s," he revealed.

Sky presenter Hayley McQueen then quizzed Littler on what his favourite type of kebab is.

The teenager said: "Just a standard mayonnaise, lettuce with doner wrap.”

Littler has enjoyed a stunning rise to prominence at the tournament so far.

He's even dreaming of going all the way and becoming the youngest darts player in history to win the World Championship.

Littler's social media followers has rocketed amid his sensational exploits in London.

It's something that has left the darts star shocked, with the youngster adding: "It's crazy.

Over X/Twitter and Instagram, I’ve had 80,000 [more] followers, people outside the hotel asking for pictures.

"You guys wanting me for interviews, it’s just crazy.”

Littler could face Raymond van Barneveld in the next round, providing the 56-year-old beats Jim Williams.

That would be a dream come true for the teenager, who idolised Van Barneveld as a child.

“It would be unbelievable. I’ve looked up to Barney since I was 18 months old," he admitted.

"I used to do his celebration.

“But I know Jim is in good form as well. He beat Peter Wright [in the second round] and he beat me a few years back.

"I’d love to play Raymond but whoever comes out on top in that game deserves to win it.”


Luke Littler

Luke Littler is loving life at the World Darts Championship


After consigning Campbell to defeat, Littler embraced his mother.

Speaking in the aftermath of his triumph, the teenager shed light on a chat the pair had.

“I started crying when I saw my mum in the crowd," he said.

"She was nervous. I said to her, ‘The dream continues’. She said the same thing.”

And when quizzed on what he'll spend his £35,000 earnings on, Littler joked he was lining up a modest shopping spree.

Raymond Van Barneveld

Luke Littler is hoping to face Raymond van Barneveld at the World Darts Championship


“I will stay in the hotel, chill out tomorrow, treat myself to more shoes and pants, chill out and see who I play in the next round,” he said.

“It’s an overall good performance, it’s not like the first round.

"I’ve said I could win with the lowest average of the tournament, I’m just happy to get through.

“I’ve got nothing to lose for myself, I’ve over-achieved again. Now I can just settle.

“My game is there (to win it) but I can settle even more, Jim or Raymond next, I’m just happy."

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