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Luke Littler's classmates once told him he was most likely to do one thing, it only took him seven months

Luke Littler's classmates once told him he was most likely to do one thing, it only took him seven months

It took just seven months.

It took Luke Littler just seven months to fulfil the prophecy his classmates had given him.

The 16-year-old sensationally beat Rob Cross 6-2 on Tuesday to set up a World Darts Championship final against Luke Humphries.

Littler, who has already earned £200,000 at the tournament, will become the youngest World Championship finalist in history on Wednesday, surpassing Kirk Shepherd, who was 21 in 2008 when for his John Part defeat.

A victory over world number 1 Humphries, who dismantled Scott Williams 6-0 in his semi-final, would see Littler rise to ninth in the world standings and win £500,000.

Should Littler beat his 28-year-old counterpart he would also become the World Championship’s youngest winner of all time, surpassing Michael van Gerwen, who was 24 when he claimed his first title in 2014.

Irrespective of what happens on Wednesday evening, Littler has become a household name in the past two weeks, and in doing so fulfilled his classmates' expectation of him.

Just 28 weeks ago Littler shared on his Instagram story that he had been presented with a “Year 11 Award” as the most likely of his cohort to “be famous”.

Littler captioned the post at the time: “Can’t forget this is my one and only award at school.”

Before making his tournament debut just over two weeks ago, Littler had only played four senior matches at PDC premier events and had a ranking of 164th in the world.

He is now front page news and boasts 467,000 Instagram followers at the time of writing.

In a refreshingly honest interview, Littler revealed he only passed one subject at school.

“I don’t have any GCSEs, everyone probably has more than me,” Littler said after his win over Cross. “Although I did pass my sport.”

“Young dart players, hopefully, they look up to me, if they practice they can be where I am.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Luke Littler via Instagram

Topics: Luke Littler, Darts