Welsh Crucible Qualifier, Switches Walk-On Music in Tribute to Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler

Jamie Jones, inspired by son's love for Luke 'The Nuke' Littler, adopts his walk-on song at World Snooker Championships, showcasing the power of sport to unite generations.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-04-26

Naim Rosinski

5 minutes read

A Heart-warming Inspiration

Welsh snooker qualifier Jamie Jones made headlines at the 2024 World Snooker Championships not only for his impressive performance on the table but also for his choice of walk-on song, which echoed the anthem of his son's sporting idol, Luke 'The Nuke' Littler.

Throughout the qualification rounds at the Sheffield Institute of Sport, Jamie Jones emerged as a formidable force, stunning the snooker world by eliminating former world champion Neil Robertson. However, his journey was halted by the four-time world champion John Higgins in a 10-6 defeat in the last-32 stage.

Following in the Footsteps of a Young Idol

Opting for a brand-new walk-on song at the prestigious Crucible Theatre, Jones decided to pay homage to his four-year-old son's hero, Luke 'The Nuke' Littler. The choice of song, "Green Light" by Pitbull, not only signalled a fresh start for Jones but also highlighted the impact that Littler has had on budding sports enthusiasts, including Jones's own son.

Jones revealed the heart-warming influence Littler has had on his family. He shared a touching anecdote about how watching Littler's performances in darts has ignited his son's passion for the sport, transforming him into a dedicated fan.

"My son and I watch the Premier League darts every Thursday," Jones told "From the World Championships, he's absolutely glued to the sport. [Littler] is probably the most famous person in Britain to him. He is a breath of fresh air to sport, and we love him."


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A Son's Inspiration

Jones further elaborated on his son's newfound love for darts, revealing that the young enthusiast has even acquired his own magnetic dartboard. A video shared by Jones on his Instagram, featuring his son playing darts to the tune of "Green Light" by Pitbull, garnered widespread appreciation from fans.

Reflecting on his son's enthusiasm for darts, Jones expressed his delight at witnessing the impact Littler has had on young sports fans. Despite the clash between his own snooker match and the Premier League Darts airing simultaneously, Jones received a loving message indicating his son's support.

"I had a picture sent to me of him [his son] with a big tub of popcorn waiting to watch me play," Jones revealed. "But I think he’ll have switched over to watch Littler after that."

A Testament to Littler's Influence

The adoption of Luke Littler's walk-on song by a seasoned snooker player like Jamie Jones serves as a testament to the remarkable influence the young darts sensation has had on the world of sports. Littler's charisma and skill have transcended boundaries, captivating audiences of all ages and inspiring a new generation of athletes.

As Jamie Jones continues his journey in the world of snooker, his decision to embrace his son's idol reflects not only a father's love but also the power of sport to unite and inspire across different disciplines. In a world where age and experience often dominate narratives, Jones's homage to Littler symbolises the enduring spirit of youthful passion and admiration.

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