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Luke Littler 'could star in I'm A Celeb' after reaching World Darts Championship final

Luke Littler 'could star in I'm A Celeb' after reaching World Darts Championship final

The 16-year-old became the youngest ever player to make it to the World Darts Championship last night

Luke Littler could be facing some exciting ventures in British TV, including the likes of I'm A Celeb, after reaching the PDC World Darts Championship final last night.

The 16-year-old became the youngest person to ever make it that far as he faced (and lost to) new darts world champion Luke Humphries.

Despite coming runner up, the young lad’s run has been incredible, rocketing from being 164th in the world to placing in the world’s top 32 darts players.

As well as defeating the 2018 champ Rob Cross in the semi-final, he also beat Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding, Matt Campbell and Brendan Dolan, as well as his very own hero Raymond van Barneveld.

And now pocketing £200,000 from making it to the final, it’s likely the lad could have more cash soon rolling his way – despite not even being old enough to drink, bet or watch the darts as a fan on his own.

I mean, the ‘Nuke’ has already been offered free kebabs for life by one London kebab house.

While experts reckon he’ll be likely to see brand deals thrown his way, it’s also possible we could be seeing more of him on our screens outside of the darts world.

Luke ‘the Nuke’ Littler made it to the final.
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Entertainment journalist Emma Bullimore tells the BBC there will ‘be loads and loads of TV interest’ as Littler is ‘exactly what bosses want’.

"He seems so normal and very relatable. He did not come from money, he is so young to have this success,” she said. “The Brits love an underdog on any level."

Bullimore reckons it’s likely the producers of major shows such as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing would be interested in having the lad take part.

Those who go into the ITV Aussie jungle can expect quite the hefty pay packet – Nigel Farage took a whopping £1.5 million for the 2023 series.

Littler's quickly became a legend.
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However, taking part in any of those sort of shows (I mean, Celebrity Big Brother is coming up Luke) would require the lad to take time out of his sporting calendar.

Bullimore added: “If you agree to do Strictly, it is a lot of fun but it is three months out of your time [while] I'm a Celeb involves travel.

"Panel shows would be easy money for him, though I do not know how shy or gregarious he is."

Maybe Littler wouldn’t quite want to take a chunk of time out of darts right now when he’s just a teen with new-found fame to go live with a bunch of celebs, but it’d be interesting to see a 16-year-old sit on Would I Lie to You?

Featured Image Credit: Tom Dulat/Getty Images / ITV

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Luke Littler, Sport, Im A Celebrity