How does a newly-crowned darts world champion have a good time? Tea and a ‘sticky rib’ Pot Noodle! Peter Wright reveals how he ‘partied’ after a thrilling last win over Michael Smith at Alexandra Palace
- Peter Wright gained his second world darts title with a 7-5 win over Michael Smith
- The Scotsman picked up a £500,000 cheque in prize cash by profitable the title
- But Wright revealed his celebrations have been extra modest than his hair fashion
- The 51-year-old spent the night celebrating with a cup of tea and a Pot Noodle
Peter Wright has revealed he celebrated his second PDC World Championship darts title on Monday night time in calm trend – with a cup of tea and a Pot Noodle.
‘Snakebite’ Wright edged out a thrilling last at London’s Alexandra Palace, coming from 5-4 all the way down to beat Englishman Michael Smith 7-5 to develop into simply the sixth darts participant to win the world title on a number of events.
And the 51-year-old Scotsman, whose walk-on music is ‘Don’t Stop the Party’, revealed his extra modest celebrations by way of the brand new sticky rib Pot Noodle flavour.
Peter Wright recreates his celebration after profitable a second PDC World Championship – by consuming a Pot Noodle and ingesting a cup of tea
The newly-crowned world champion catches up on the again pages on Tuesday morning
Wright revealed his celebrations the morning after lifting the large trophy on the Ally Pally
The Scotsman gained his second world title in London with a 7-5 victory over Michael Smith
Wright revelled within the new ‘sticky rib’ Pot Noodle flavour on Monday
Asked by BBC Radio 5 Live whether or not he had a sore head on Tuesday morning, Wright replied: ‘No, I celebrated with a good cup of tea and a Pot Noodle once I acquired again. It was the brand new sticky rib flavour.’
By profitable the Sid Waddell trophy on Monday night time, Wright has pocketed £500,000 in prize cash, the largest darts has to supply.
Wright raced into a 2-0 lead however Smith, who was enjoying in his eighth televised last however should watch for his first ever title, pegged the sport again to 2-2. The match remained tied up till 5-5 when Wright claimed the ultimate two units, and three in a row, to win the title on double 16.
Both gamers confirmed nerves early on – with the pair needing 28 darts to shut out the second leg and Wright complained about a breeze on stage.
Wright celebrated his second world title with spouse Joanne and father-in-law Paul (left)
The Scotsman admitted on Tuesday that the nerves have been getting the higher of him in the direction of the start and mentioned the usual from each gamers was not at their traditional degree.
‘I feel so,’ Wright mentioned on Tuesday morning when requested if there have been nerves. ‘I did not really feel nervous however it should’ve been one thing because it wasn’t very fairly at the start.
‘The customary was nowhere close to what the each of us had been enjoying earlier than to get to the ultimate. I used to be telling myself off.
‘I’ve carried out that previously and it’s best to by no means try this, so on the break close to the top I ended doing it and focused on my throw. All the hours of apply paid off.’
Both Smith (left) and Wright confirmed nerves early on within the Alexandra Palace last
Both gamers have been tearful on the finish of the competition, with Smith left in agony after lacking a number of doubles to shut out legs, regardless of breaking Gary Anderson’s report for probably the most 180s in a championship with 72.
Wright additionally revealed that the chants from the London crowd of ‘Scotland get battered, in every single place they go’ truly spurred him to victory.
‘I’m in tunnel imaginative and prescient,’ Wright added. ‘I really like the sound from the gang even when they’re booing me – which they have been as they needed the underdog in Michael Smith to win. However, I acquired them on facet as on the finish they have been cheering for me.
‘It’s a nice achievement – particularly with the excessive customary of darts for the time being. To win it as soon as you could get known as fortunate, however to win it twice in a couple of years is nice.’