Darts LIVE as Peter Wright comments backfire while Wayne Mardle left bemused

Alexandra Palace played host to yet another thrilling day of action at the World Darts Championship on Wednesday, with 16-year-old Luke Littler stealing the limelight thanks to his incredible debut performance. He progressed to round two with a resounding 3-0 win over Dutchman Christian Kost.

But for two-time world champion Peter Wright, it was the end of the show after he was sent packing in the opening round following a big upset that saw the unranked Jim Williams beat him 3-0.

His defeat at the raucuous Alexandra Palace came after he called himself a dark horse to win this year’s World Championship before the action had even started. It’s set to be another fascinating day in the English capital with Littler back in action in round two against Andrew Gilding while world champ Rob Cross takes on Thibault Tricole.

Below, Express Sport will provide you with the latest updates from Alexandra Palace….

Luke Littler steals the show at Alexandra Palace on his debut

Just recapping last night’s action, and it was all about Luke Littler on his debut at just 16 years of age.

Littler produced a stunning performance to overcome Christian Kist 3-0.

Following his win, he said on BBC Sport: “I’m over the moon. I can’t believe how quickly I settled into the game.”

The teenager then told Sky Sports: “When I was walking on I was a bit nervous but, as soon as I found the rhythm, I was in.”

Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the World Darts Championship

Morning everyone, and welcome!

We’ll be on hand all day to provide you with the latest news from the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

It’s sure to be another eventful day on the oche, with 16-year-old rising star Luke Littler back in action following his brilliant debut win on Wednesday.

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