2024 Premier League: “I’m No Celebrity, just a Darts Player!” says Luke Littler

Luke Littler, the rising darts star, balances fame with humility, engaging fans and celebs while staying true to his roots, inspiring a new era in darts.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-04-05

Naim Rosinski

4 minutes read

Back-to-back Premier League Wins

After securing a spectacular victory against Gerwyn Price in the final of the Premier League Night Ten in Manchester, Luke Littler, the Warrington wonderkid, continues to make waves not only on the oche but also off it, as he actively engages in activities to inspire and connect with younger fans.

Dreams Turned Reality

Following his second Premier League nightly in Manchester, Littler opened up about his recent exhilarating experiences, collaborating with world famous YouTubers and other celebrities, describing the experience as nothing short of a dream come true. Despite his skyrocketing status as a darts sensation, Littler's humility remains unwavering. "I'm not a celebrity, I'm just a darts player," he told, highlighting his grounded approach to fame and success. Reflecting on his newfound stardom, Littler expressed gratitude for the myriad opportunities it has afforded him.

Balancing Stardom and Authenticity

Moreover, Littler delved into his involvement in mainstream activities beyond the oche, emphasising his commitment to staying true to himself amidst the whirlwind of attention. Despite his growing popularity, he remains steadfast in his humility and grounded demeanour, a testament to his unwavering dedication to his craft and his fans alike.

For Luke Littler, meeting the Sidemen was nothing short of a pinch-me moment, a dream he had cherished since childhood. "To meet the Sidemen, it was just a dream come true," he revealed, his excitement palpable. Having watched the popular YouTube group since his youth, the opportunity to not only meet them but also be recognized as a celebrity by them left Littler in awe. It was a surreal experience that truly underscored the magnitude of his newfound fame beyond the oche. As a lifelong fan of the Sidemen, this encounter represented a significant milestone for Littler, solidifying his transition from admirer to peer in the realm of entertainment.


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Embracing Extracurricular Opportunities

However, continuing his mission to engage with younger fans and broaden the reach of darts, Luke Littler actively seeks out these extracurricular opportunities. From appearing on the Sidemen's podcast to playing FIFA online with renowned YouTubers who visited the arena to meet him, Littler eagerly embraces these activities. Surprisingly, he doesn't view them as distractions; rather, he sees them as calming influences. "It's just what I do. It actually settles me down when I've got a day off," he remarked.

A Unique Character in the Sporting World

The 17-year-old’s proactive engagement with fans and willingness to embrace extracurricular demands not only highlight his passion for the sport but also showcase his unique character. While many sportsmen might view such commitments as distractions or burdensome, Littler cherishes these moments and eagerly seizes the opportunity to help grow the sport of darts. 

His enthusiastic approach sets him apart, demonstrating a genuine desire to connect with fans and promote the game he loves. In an era where athletes often prioritise their own interests, Littler's dedication to both his craft and the broader darts community serves as a shining example of humility and commitment.

Gratitude and Dedication

Reflecting on his journey, Littler remains grateful for the opportunities he's been afforded, recognising the importance of using his platform to inspire and promote the sport. "I'm grateful for all these opportunities, whether it's a podcast or getting to visit a new place. It may help the sport, it may not, I'm just thankful I can live my dream," he remarked.

As Littler continues to shine on the darts stage, his dedication to both his craft and his fans sets him apart as not just a talented player but also a role model for aspiring athletes everywhere. With his down-to-earth demeanour and passion for connecting with fans, Littler is poised to inspire a new generation of darts enthusiasts, leaving an indelible mark on the sport for years to come.

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