Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler is celebrating his stunning victories with treats from a kebab house that is metres from his London hotel, MailOnline can reveal.
The 16-year-old, who has taken the sport by storm with his run at the PDC World Darts Championship, is believed to be a fan of the mixed meat doner wrap from fast food chain German Doner Kebab.
He recently posed for a photograph of him tucking into one in the foyer of the hotel he is staying in while he competes in the tournament at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The Warrington-born star – dubbed ‘Luke the Nuke’ – held the £7.99 beef and chicken doner wrap aloft in one hand over GDK’s hexagonal patterned wrapping paper with a satisfied look on his face.
The kebab usually comes with red cabbage, onion, tomato and lettuce topped off with chilli, garlic and yoghurt sauce
Luke Littler recently posed for a photo with a kebab after his success at the World Darts Championship
The darts superstar is believed to get his kebabs from German Doner Kebab, which has a branch metres from his hotel. Pictured: Manager of the branch Shah Zandi
German Doner Kebab branch manager Shah Zandi said he was ‘proud’ to be helping power Littler to victory. Pictured: A member of staff making a kebab at the store in Islington
However, Littler prefers nothing more than lettuce and mayonnaise and so probably had his custom-made.
He beat 2018 champion Rob Cross tonight for a place in the final, pocketing £200,000.
GDK – which started out in Berlin in 1989 – have a branch just 350 yards from the Hilton Hotel Littler is staying in near the Angel in North London.
One of the managers, Shah Zandi, 50, told MailOnline: ‘We’re proud to be helping to power him to victory.
‘The mixed doner wrap is very tasty. It’s not too spicy and it has a generous mix of meat, sauce and salad.
‘It’s not overloaded with ingredients, simple but tasty. Just like he prefers.
‘I’ve been working here for eight years and I eat the same kebab as him practically everyday. For me, it’s the best in Islington.
‘We haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him in this shop yet so he either gets someone to go and pick it up for him or he orders online.
‘The Hilton is very close by. In that photo of him eating the kebab in his hotel foyer, you can see the wrapping paper we use. Plus it looks like he’s had a spring roll as a side.
‘I’m glad he enjoys it and wish him all the best for the rest of the tournament.’
The German Doner Kebab branch is located just 350 yards from the Hilton hotel where Littler is staying for the tournament
Luke is believed to be a fan of the mixed meat doner wrap, which comes in a distinctive hexagonal wrapping
Luke Littler drinks in the cheers after winning his quarter final match against Brendan Dolan with experts predicting that he will be a millionaire by the end of January
Luke ‘The Nuke’ and Spurs midfielder James Maddison, one of his star fans who invited him to his box at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler was seen getting a peck from his girlfriend Eloise after his victory at the World Darts Championship
Prodigy Luke has been throwing darts since he was a toddler and his grandmother Carol said he gets his talent from his grandfather. He is pictured with his first bullseye
Two more wins at the Ally Pally will see the teenager crowned world champion.
If that happens, a rival kebab shop on London’s famous Oxford Street, Kebhouze, has promised to provide a black card for an endless supply of doners free of charge.
Littler, who takes on Englishman Rob Cross in the semi-finals of the World Darts Championship tonight, is already being viewed as the face of the sport for the next 25 years after becoming the odds-on favourite to win the tournament.
He has now pocketed £100,000 in prize money and the kebab and Xbox-loving teenager, who only sat his GCSEs last summer, is now only two wins away from claiming the crown and £500,000 prize money in what would be one of the great sporting fairytales of recent years.
Brand and culture expert Nick Ede told MailOnline that he believes that Luke Littler could be a millionaire within weeks with the top stars earning a minimum of £2.5million-a-year.
Promoter Barry Hearn believes he can earn £10,000-a-night from exhibitions ‘without blinking’, declaring: ‘This is a Boris Becker moment, this is a Tiger Woods moment’.
Mr Ede said: ‘Luke Littler is the unlikely first hero of 2024. He is on course to make a minimum of 100k this week and if he gets to the final of the World Darts Championship he will earn double that and some’.
As well as winning a legion of fans – including celebrities and sports stars – he has also won the heart of new girlfriend Eloise Milburn, 21. She was seen kissing her 16-year-old boyfriend as he romped to his history-making semi-final place.
His beauty consultant girlfriend is a musical theatre fan and singer – who is also a national standard darts player herself – and experts believe the sweethearts could become a power couple, and an advertiser’s dream.
Luke has taken the sport by storm and could be its biggest star because of his age and explosive start to his career. His shock new girlfriend, a glamourous older beautician and darts star herself also helps.
During celebrations after his win, the ‘Prince of the Palace’ kissed and hugged Eloise before she shared a picture of the two of them on Instagram declaring: ‘The dream carries on. Incredibly proud of you!’