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In the latest instalment of the Red Dragon Lockdown Live series, we caught up with World Champion PETER ‘Snakebite’ WRIGHT.

From the comfort of his own living room, Peter gave us a great insight into how he has been coping away from the oche these past few months.

While Peter is enjoying some well-earned time off, after a busy yet successful end to 2019 & start of 2020, he was quick to explain that he “wants to get back to playing competitive darts” and “winning tournaments,” but of course, conceded “There are more important things right now, like people’s lives.”

Pete & Jo are settling into a new home routine, with Snakebite explaining how there is much to do around their house. Fortunately, the Wright’s have a guest staying with them during lockdown, in the form of Belgian star Dimitri van den Bergh.

Peter outlined some of the things he & Dimitri had been getting up to, including building a new tunnel for Jo’s vegetables!

When asked about the return of darts, the reigning World Champion told us he was struggling to stay motivated with no competitive action, and while he has twice competed on the PDC’s Home Tour, it is not the same.

“It’s a nightmare. I like to see the player there” Snakebite told us. But in spite of this and some small technical problems, Peter has qualified for the next stage on the competition as the winner of Group 32!

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Peter told us that he doesn’t really know what the rest of 2020 holds, in terms of the standard of play or indeed the calendar itself. But he did say “I will be selective of what I play in, I don’t want to burn out for World Championships.”

“I fancy winning the worlds again!” Peter added both jokingly and with a steely determination.

With the World Matchplay scheduled to be the next major tournament held, Pete was not short of ideas about how to pull this event off if Blackpool’s brilliant fans cannot attend.

“We need cardboard cut outs instead of fans! And to have the set-up team to hold up 180 cards! It’ll be a shame with no fans, but at least it won’t be 110 degrees on stage!”

Finally, it wouldn’t be an interview with Peter Wright without asking him about his darts. And it will come as a shock to nobody, that Pete has been in touch with Lee at Red Dragon and got a new set to try during lockdown!

“I got a new set of darts last week, a slight modification on my world championship set. They go alright.”

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