Luke Humphries has cautioned well-known people who backed Luke Littler not to overlook him during his remarkable run for the PDC World Championship.
The 16-year-old darting phenom took the country by storm when she advanced to the PDC World Championship final, where she effortlessly won.
For coming in second, Littler received £200,000.
But Humphries defeated Littler 7–4 following a thrilling battle at the Alexandra Palace on Wednesday night, leaving him trailing at the finish line.
David Beckham, who he exclusively disclosed to talkSPORT had privately messaged, the Warrington Wolves rugby league squad, Declan Rice and Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal and England, and many more celebrities showed their support for ‘The Nuke’ during his journey.
However, when the Worlds ended, new world champion Humphries advised the celebrities not to vanish in an interview with Alan Brazil and Gabriel Agbonlahor on talkSPORT Breakfast.
A few celebrities sent me direct messages wishing me luck and other things.
All I can hope for, though, is that those who backed Luke Littler stick with it and not just for the World Championships.
“Because you have to continue to support him if you are going to be with him during the Worlds.” It isn’t enough to back him for a single competition.
“I believe it is critical that they continue to assist him for the duration of his career.
“You can’t just give him your support during the Worlds and stop there. Luke received a lot of support, which was really valued.
I found all of the help I received to be amazing, and I sincerely appreciate it.
With the Worlds over, everyone’s attention will be focused on the Premier League announcement.
Littler might be one of the eight names announced on Thursday following his outstanding performance in the competition.
Humphries continued, “He has demonstrated such maturity in all the media he has done.”
I’m not sure who is in the Premier League, but if he is, that is fantastic for him since it will have a profound impact on his life.
Whether or not he decides to do it is up to him, his family, and himself. If he does, I think it’s for the best.
“In a world final, you will undoubtedly be overwhelmed by something, and he demonstrated last night that it didn’t overwhelm him.” The Premier League, I doubt, would either.