Peter Wright surprises darts fans with ‘weird’ new look at Premier League

It’s not often Peter Wright’s garish outfits, hairstyle and cross-stage jig are overlooked when he takes to the oche.

But fans weren’t commenting on any of that before he faced James Wade in their quarter-final as London’s O2 arena hosted week 15 of Premier League darts.

The world champion has been struggling for form recently, suffering a number of early tournament exits and seeing the gap to his Premier League pursuers trimmed to just two points. He has also kept up his habit of regularly changing his darts and felt the need to pull out of a tournament in the Czech Republic last weekend.

But in a surprise move, he has decided to change tack by donning glasses for the night, with many fans taking to social media to ask if their own eyesight was deceiving them.

The Weekly Dartcast tweeted: “Is Peter Wright wearing Ian White's glasses?” while @pads1966 asked: “Where’s Peter Wright got them bins from?”

@SollyKT4 pointed out: "Peter Wright with glasses and flights that don’t match his outfit? This is weird” while @FtblRocco poked fun at the new look, tweeting: “Peter Wright my Nans just called she wants her glasses back.”

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But they did the trick as Wright defeated Wade 6-3 to take a major step towards play-off qualification with just one more week of the regular season remaining. Wade was out of sorts, averaging just 81, as he returned to action after missing last week in Sheffield through illness.

Wright’s win delivered another hammer blow to Gerwyn Price’s chances of finishing in the top four after he lost the opening match of the night 6-3 to leader Jonny Clayton. In the second quarter-final, Michael Smith almost threw away a big lead before beating an unusually off-colour Michael van Gerwen 6-5 in a scrappy match.

The semi-final line-up was completed after Joe Cullen thrashed Gary Anderson 6-1 to keep his own play-off hopes alive.

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