PETER WRIGHT swapped the world crown for a wedding gown as the ‘Big Sid’ World Championship trophy became the focus of his daughter’s big day.
The Scot performer ushered in his latest reign of darts weighing a kilo as the father of blushing bride Naomi at Southwood Hall in Norwich last weekend.
This is the second time this month that confetti showers Snakey after it won its second world title on the Ally Pally stage, beat Michael Smith 7-5 in the final.
The family then celebrated with the trophy – named after the legendary commentator Sid Waddell – sitting proudly on the top table with Snakebite, bride and groom.
But Wright, 51, admitted he was relieved after a Covid outbreak meant celebrity jobs were delayed by a week, revealing: “Honestly, it’s been stressful. . We came home from Ally Pally and were busy getting ready for our wedding next weekend.
“But Stuart, who is going to be Naomi’s husband, made Covid do his thing, so it had to be delayed by a week. Then my wife’s mother Jo, Chissy and sister Amanda also received it and her mother had to miss the wedding day.
“So it was an emotional roller coaster ride. We are just glad everyone is safe and healthy.”
In typical eccentric Snakebite family style, the Star Wars Imperial March takes place in the presence of guests, Naomi even wearing Doc Marten boots and Jo’s mother sewing dresses for the bride and bridesmaids, daughter Jessica.
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He added: “In the end it was a great day. ‘Big Sid’ sat in front of the top table when we said it would and both me and my wife Jo and Naomi walked down the aisle as she wanted.
“I haven’t had my hair done, I never want to be a bride. My dad dances a little bit worse than me on stage too!
“It was a huge celebration and very emotional. We are very proud of Naomi. She shed a lot of tears for me when darts, it was my turn on her big day.”
Wright is now back in the top flight this weekend for the Masters in Milton Keynes, the title he won two years ago.
He will play either Dirk Van Duijvenbode or Simon Whitlock on Saturday night but has mixed feelings about the event, adding: “Last time was just a month before the pandemic lockdown. Life back then was normal.
“I would love to be announced as world champion. But not long after that, we didn’t have fans at events and I hated it. Things were going a bit shabby and I found it hard to get started. Now the fans are back and it’s no surprise that my best form has returned as well.
“It would be good to hear John McDonald call me world champion again. I can enjoy this year and even better. That’s the plan.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4542599/peter-wright-mohawk-darts-picture-daughter-wedding-unrcognisable/ Peter Wright removes iconic dyed mohawk to look smarter and looks unrecognizable by the kilo at daughter Naomi’s wedding