Peter Wright got wacky hair idea from daughter – but once had to use wig instead

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    Darts star Peter Wright has spoken about his most embarrassing moment whilst also revealing where the idea for his crazy hair dos came from.

    'Snakebite' is one of the most charismatic players in the sport, with his now iconic entrance where he dances across the stage to the tune of the Pitbulls song 'Don't Stop the Party'. And his appearance is equally popular with fans, with his sprayed mohican hair and head paint changing from tournament to tournament.

    Indeed, there are few colours that haven't been used on the hair of the 52-year-old, but it hasn't affected his form at the oche. Wright is a two-time world champion, with his last success coming in 2022, and also has World Matchplay, UK Open, and Masters victories to his name.

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    And in a question and answer session with fans this week, posted online by the PDC Europe Instagram page, he revealed where is the idea for his drastic appearance came from: "My daughter at the time used to colour her hair all the time," he explained.

    "And I thought that would be different and I thought try in darts and then ended up liking it." What's more, it helped the Livingstone born star come out of his shell, adding: "It gave me confidence."

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    But ironically, whilst his hair now helps define his legacy, it also once left him completely red faced. And he blamed the disaster on him having to knock up his own barnet for a change.

    "I didn't have any hairspray," he said, whilst practicing on a board. "I had to borrow it from one of the ladies and it was not very strong. It went up and it's like flopping over all the time. So I ended up getting a wig. Putting a wig on and then throwing it into the crowd."

    Currently, hairstyle may be the least of his worries though. Struggling in the ongoing Premier League, Wright performed in front of his home crowd in Scotland this month, but was beaten 6-4 by Dimitr Van den Bergh in the quarter-finals and admitted he wanted to "wreck the joint" afterwards.

    Currently rooted to the bottom of the table without a point to his name, he's now been urged to "offer more to the Premier League in terms of results” by pundit Mark Webster. His next chance will come in Exeter on Thursday (tomorrow), where he faces Jonny Clayton first up.


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