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Luke Littler involved in awkward moment with Wayne Mardle who says 'I didn't mean that' live on Sky Sports

Luke Littler involved in awkward moment with Wayne Mardle who says 'I didn't mean that' live on Sky Sports

That one hurt.

Luke Littler and Wayne Mardle were involved in a very awkward exchange while recounting the teenager's defeat to Luke Humphries live on Sky Sports News.

Littler fell just short of winning the PDC World Darts Championship on his debut appearance at the competition.

The 16-year-old lost to world number one Humphries at Ally Pally despite holding a 4-2 lead and being one throw away from going thee sets ahead.

He's captured the hearts of the nation and appeared alongside Humphries and current commentator Mardle to recap exactly how it all went down.

Littler knows he could've taken a giant step to becoming the youngest winner in tournament history.

He explained: "The leg before to go on 2 2. I was just 10 points off. I was like 'What have I got? 4?'.

"I stopped, slowed everything down and I wired it. It's all I could have done. Then he wins the next three sets."

Seconds after hearing that, Mardle decided to pull 'The Nuke' up on his mistake.

Humphries actually won five sets on the bounce to complete his sensational comeback.

Littler and Humphries during their appearance on Sky Sports News. (Image
Sky Sports)

Mardle interjected with: "It was actually the next five but don't worry."

Littler immediately dropped his head and looked down at the ground for a split second.

Humphries then decided to fire back: "I thought you said you weren't going to be too negative?"

Realising how his comment may have come across, Mardle immediately apologised and admitted: "I didn't mean that, that's terrible."

Littler and Humphries will both take part in the Premier League when it starts on February 1.

They'll be competing against Rob Cross, Nathan Aspinall, Peter Wright, Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen.

Littler will be facing some of the biggest names in darts. (Image

Humphries believes Littler will eventually 'dominate' darts after such a strong first impression.

'Cool Hand' declared: "All day, in the back of my mind, I’ve been thinking: ‘Get this won now, because he’s going to dominate world darts soon'.

"Luke has been an unbelievable talent. Not just on the dartboard: he has been fantastic with all the media, and he took defeat so well there.

"You will never see another 16-year-old kid like him. He’s something else. He’s one of the finest players in the world, there’s no doubt about that.”"

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Topics: Luke Littler, Darts