Darts world champion Michael Smith has appeared on the BBC Breakfast programme !

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Michael appeared on the BBC Breakfast couch alongside presenters Sally Nugent and Jon Kay earlier today, Tuesday, 31 January.

The 32-year-old won his first world title in four weeks at Alexandra Palace, on his third appearance.

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While appearing on BBC Breakfast, Michael spoke about the disappointment of losing in the final last year to Peter Wright, and how he promised his son Junior that he would never lose again in the next World Cup.

He spoke about the importance of his family, saying, “When I win it’s not just for me, it’s for my family” and that in the darts issue on stage he has pictures of his two sons, Junior and Casper.

St Helens Star: Michael on the BBC's breakfast couchMichael on the BBC’s Breakfast Couch (photo: still BBC iPlayer)

A clip of his historic nine-dart leg in the final against Michael van Gerwen was also shown.

Michael talked about how he started playing darts as a crutch child after injuring his hip on a bicycle.

He began watching his father train at home and four weeks later hit his first 180 and won a youth championship while still in school, and a men’s event when he had just left school.

He explained how his daily routine consisted of a four-hour practice at his mum and dad’s club, Saint Anne and Pleasant Dominic, in Abbey Lane.

Michael brought a Sid Waddell trophy with him, and said how the World Series trophy is often displayed at his mum and dad’s place “so people can party in St Helens”.

Michael then concluded his appearance by putting Sally and John through their paces for a quick darts lesson for the TV cameras.

  • Watch Michael’s appearance on BBC iPlayer here.