Darts turns into UK’s ‘most fun’ sport – and its all because of Luke Littler

Britain’s most exciting sport is darts – with football hardly getting a kick.

Wonderkid Luke Littler’s astonishing arrows exploits have fired it to the top of the thrill league.

New analysis of fans’ reactions to sports action by leading researchers YouGov and betting analysts Entain has found darts hits the bullseye when it comes to viewing spectacles.

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Experts hailed 17-year-old Luke The Nuke’s amazing run to being runner-up in the PDC World Championship final in January for ­igniting the nation’s interest.

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Luke Littler success at the World Championships helped bring in new fans

A spokesman said: “143% more fans than in 2023 tuned in to watch a rising star take on a world champion.

“The nail-biting bout captured the nation’s hearts, triggered sales of kebabs, and propelled the iconic British sport back into the mainstream.’’

Britain’s second-most thrilling occasion was the Superbowl – held 5,000 miles away in Nevada, US.

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The dart set includes a 90% Tungsten straight barrel 52mm in length, featuring radial grooves for enhanced finger grip.

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Crafted from a strong and durable EVA material, this wallet securely holds three fully assembled darts in place with an elastic strap, preventing any movement during transport.

The velvet-lined interior offers a soft and scratch-resistant environment, ensuring your darts remain in pristine condition.

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While horse racing’s Cheltenham Gold Cup was voted third, England’s 23-22 victory over Ireland in the Six Nations rugby came fourth, with the opening F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain in fifth.

Football did not get a look in, with English clubs failing to qualify for any major European final.

Even the battle for Premier League glory between Manchester City, Arsenal and also-rans Liverpool failed to ignite the nation’s passions.