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Luke Littler responds to chants from fans at PDC World Darts Championship

Luke Littler responds to chants from fans at PDC World Darts Championship

16-year-old Luke Littler has become the talk of the town at the world darts championship after beating Christian Kist on his PDC debut

16-year-old sensation Luke Littler has responded to the chants he has been subjected to by the Alexandra Palace crowd at the PDC World Darts Championship.

Littler, hailing from Runcorn, Cheshire, became the fourth youngster player in the history of competition when he took on Christian Kist on Wednesday.

'The Nuke' produced an incredible performance to beat the former world champion 3-0 on his debut - registering the highest-ever average by a debutant in the competition's history.

What's more, the teenager recorded seven 180's and has become the talk of the town at this year's tournament.

And with not even being old enough to drink, fans at 'Ally Pally' have been serenading him with chants of '"you've got school in the morning".

But mature as ever, the wonderkid produced a brilliant response when asked about the songs.

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Image: Getty

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I've done a few of my GCSEs and I just never got into college because I won my pro tour card off the development tour so I don't know where they've got that from!

"It's funny to listen to them and just know that from the start of the next year I've not got school in the morning, it's just darts, darts, darts for me.

"It's funny, it doesn't put me off. It does make me smile. Throughout the sets they're just always chanting my name. It's just unbelievable to hear."

Littler now finds himself in the last 32 after besting UK Open Champion Andrew Gilding 3-1 on Thursday.

Next up for Littler is Canada’s Matt Campbell and Littler is now the fifth favourite to win the whole tournament.

Darts legend Phil Taylor has tipped him for greatness, while five-time world semi-finalist Wayne Mardle made a bold statement regarding Littler.

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Image: Getty

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, the 50-year-old wrote: "You’ve just witnessed something extraordinary. "Luke Littler may be the most talented player I’ve ever seen.

"Fearless. Unscarred. Brilliant. Why can’t he win it? Someone tell me why he can’t? Tell me? C’mon, tell me?"

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports & PDC

Topics: Darts