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Peter Wright targets World number one spot

Suffolk darts star Peter Wright says that he is targeting the World number one spot in the PDC rankings following his stunning run to the final of the World Championships.

Wright narrowly missed out to Dutchman Michael van Gerwen at Alexandra Palace, but the 43-year-old believes that he has the ability to one day reach the top.

You can see Peter's full interview with ITV News Anglia by clicking here

Peter Wright "still on a high" after World Championship run

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is one of sport's most colourful characters.

He's known for his rainbow look - and the snakes on his head which were created by his hairdresser wide Jo.

They're both just back from the World Darts Championship, where Peter, from Mendham in Suffolk, narrowly lost out in the final to Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen.

And they headed straight to the ITV News Anglia studio to have a chat with Jonathan and Becky.

Read more: Peter Wright goes down fighting in World Championship final

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Peter 'Snakebite' Wright discusses World Championship run

Peter Wright gave Michael van Gerwen a fright in the World Darts Championship final.
Peter Wright gave Michael van Gerwen a fright in the World Darts Championship final. Credit: PA

Fresh from his fantastic showing in the PDC World Darts Championship, Peter 'Snakebite' Wright will be on the ITV News Anglia sofa tonight.

You can hear his thoughts on his incredible run to the final on the programme tonight from 18:00.

Read more: Peter Wright goes down fighting in World Championship final

'Snakebite' Peter Wright goes down fighting in World Darts Championship final

Peter Wright Credit: PDC.tv

Peter "Snakebite" Wright last night missed out in the final of the Ladbroke's World Darts Championship.

The 43-year-old fought back bravely against Michael van Gerwen after the Dutchman sailed to an early 4-0 lead, but it proved to be too little, too late in the end.

Wright - who lives at Mendham near Harleston - is famous for his colourful hairstyles which are done by his wife Jo.

van Gerwen sealed a 7-4 victory to lift the trophy for the first time in his career at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Suffolk darts star Peter Wright seals World Championship final spot

Peter Wright celebrates his 6-2 win over Simon Whitlock.
Peter Wright celebrates his 6-2 win over Simon Whitlock. Credit: PA

Suffolk darts star Peter Wright has made it through to Wednesday's PDC World Championship final after a stunning 6-2 victory over Simon Whitlock.

The 43-year-old has never previously gone beyond the third round stage of the competition, but he will now take centre stage at the Alexandra Palace on New Year's Day.

Peter Wright will face Michael van Gerwen in the final.
Peter Wright will face Michael van Gerwen in the final. Credit: PA

Wright was simply too good for world number four Whitlock, averaging 100.24 and showing no sign of nerves.

However, Wright will have to be at his very best to beat the formidable Michael van Gerwen who cruised into the final with a fantastic 6-0 triumph against Adrian Lewis.

Suffolk Darts star Peter Wright within touching distance of World Championship final spot

Peter Wright celebrates victory over Wes Newton.
Peter Wright celebrates victory over Wes Newton. Credit: PA

Suffolk Darts star Peter Wright will bid for a place in the Ladbrokes World Championship final tonight when he takes on Simon Whitlock.

The 43-year-old was considered as an outsider before the tournament, but impressive victories over the likes of Michael Smith and Wes Newton have seen him progress to the last four.

Simon Whitlock stands in Peter Wright's way.
Simon Whitlock stands in Peter Wright's way. Credit: PA

Wright will now have to overcome Australian Whitlock to reach Wednesday's final.

Michael van Gerwen and two-time champion Adrian Lewis will contest the other semi-final.

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