Luke “The Nuke” Littler, 16, youngest darts finalist, wins $200,000, beats Rob Cross.

Rising Against Adversity

In a thrilling semi-final showdown at Ally Pally, 16-year-old Luke Littler, famously known as ‘the Nuke,’ battled his way into the PDC World Darts Championship final.

Despite an initial setback where Rob Cross claimed the first set, Littler showcased his prowess by securing consecutive victories in the second, third, and fourth sets.

With unwavering determination, he clinched the sixth, seventh, and eighth sets, ultimately securing a remarkable 6-2 triumph and securing a place in history as the youngest-ever WDC finalist.

Triumph Amidst Youth

Littler’s journey to the finals has been nothing short of extraordinary.

As the reigning junior and world youth champion, he entered the championship confidently, breaking records with the highest average ever recorded by a debutant in the world championship.

His meteoric rise, marked by ease in dispatching opponents, has transformed him into the ‘Prince of the Palace,’ a title bestowed upon him by his fans.

The Personal Side of Triumph

Amidst his skyrocketing fame, Luke’s personal life has faced scrutiny.

His relationship with Eloise Milburn, 21, sparked attention, with online trolls targeting their five-year age gap and questioning her intentions.

However, Eloise’s parents vehemently defended their daughter against these baseless accusations, asserting that her affection for Luke stems purely from genuine feelings.

Love Beyond the Limelight

Contrary to the speculations, Eloise’s connection with Luke transcends his fame and fortune.

Their relationship blossomed from shared interests in darts and FIFA, initially connecting through gaming platforms.

Described as a perfect match due to their mutual passions, Eloise stands as an unwavering support to Luke’s darts journey.

Beyond the Arena: Shared Passions

Away from the dartboard, both Luke and Eloise share a love for football.

While Luke roots for Manchester United, Eloise passionately supports Crystal Palace, exemplified by her enthusiastic presence during Crystal Palace’s semi-final match against Chelsea at Wembley in April 2022.

The duo’s shared interests, unwavering support, and triumphs in their respective passions have illuminated their journey, showcasing that amidst the limelight of championships, genuine connections and shared loves prevail.

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