During the day he spends his time repairing houses in some of West Yorkshire’s most deprived areas.

But at night you might catch a glimpse of him rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most glamorous celebrities.

Scott Waites, a 38-year-old carpenter from Fixby, Huddersfield, has seen his life turned upside down since his overwhelming victory last month in the British Darts Organisation World Championship final at Lakeside.

Scott Waites during the BDO World Championship Final at the Lakeside Complex, Frimley Green. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 10, 2016. See PA story DARTS Frimley Green. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire

He thrashed unseeded Canadian Jeff Smith 7-1 to win the title for a second time – regaining the title he first won in 2013 and becoming the eighth player to win the crown more than once.

And just days ago, instead of combing Bradford’s curry houses for yet another knock out evening, he found himself on the other side of the Atlantic on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, drinking pints and explaining the finer points of Britain’s favourite pub game to a largely bemused audience.

The show is the successor to the David Letterman Show where guests included former US President Bill Clinton, American First Lady Michelle Obama and movie stars Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hanks.

Scott Waites BDO World Champion.

Scott was initially unbelieving at first, given that darts’ profile in the United States is about on a par with dominoes or shove half penny.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it at first. It’s a very prestigious show and I couldn’t work out why they would want to have me on.”

It wasn’t the only unexpected email that’s fallen into his inbox since his successful appearance at the Lakeside Complex, Frimley Green.

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Scott said: “Immediately after I won the world championship I had 100 text messages, 40 Whatsapp messages and dozens of emails.

“This US show email was one of those I received but it was from someone called Monica Hickey and given her name I thought it was from someone taking the mickey!

“But the woman who contacted me had been emailing several other organisations known to me so eventually I realised it was for real.

“I flew out on my own and I have to admit it was nerve-wracking but enjoyable and I’m glad I did it.”

Scott Waites (left) during the BDO World Championship Final at the Lakeside Complex, Frimley Green. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 10, 2016. See PA story DARTS Frimley Green. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Other aspects of suddenly becoming famous have been less enjoyable. Scott said: “Often when I am out on a job for what used to be Pennine Housing I get people wanting to talk about when I am going to be appearing on TV again instead of talking about the job in hand.

“On one occasion, for example, I had barely got through the door when this man said: “180!

“But don’t get me wrong , it’s nice and I’m glad it happened.

“My girlfriend, Lucy Aston, gets fed up about the attention especially if we are out having a meal and someone starts interrupting us half way through.

“I don’t mind having a chat afterwards, when we have finished eating.”

As for the £100,000 prize money awarded for his victory he won’t be spending it anytime soon on flash cars and luxuries. Scott, who took up darts as a teenager, said: “I want to retire from my job when I’m 50 so the money I win from darts goes towards my pension.”

Scott Waites BDO World Champion.

Not that his form has been exactly championship-winning since his momentous victory. Steve said; “My form has been rubbish. I came joint 33rd in Holland since then out of 3,000 participants.

“Strangely, though, I never go into a game thinking I am going to lose.

“And this year is going to be madly busy. Non-stop darts. Sorry, Lucy.”

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Away from the darts board he enjoys fly fishing and later on in the year he is hoping to travel to Norway for a well-earned break. He recently hooked a 14lb salmon on the River Moy in Ireland.

He is sponsored by the Together Housing Group which gives him time off work when necessary to do such things as promote numeracy in schools.

But unlike some darts players who struggle to work out their finishes he always comes out on top. Double top.

Two-time BDO Darts World Champion Scott Waites got a heroes’ welcome in his home town.

Scott dropped in at Huddersfield Town Hall along with social housing champion Christine

Bennett to be honoured by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Paul Kane.

And they also dropped in on the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival, being hosted at the Hall, and were given a rousing reception.

Scott, a Together Housing Group Repairs Inspector who lives in Fixby, and tenant champion Christine from Springwood, were both delighted to have Clr Kane and the Mayoress, Susan Bedford.

The Mrs Sunderland performers and guests took the opportunity to get pictures, autographs and hold the championship trophy.

Scott said he was happy to be back on home soil. He said: “I live in Huddersfield and I’ve always had great support from people in the local area so it’s nice to share my success with them.”

World darts champion Scott Waites shows off his trophy as he returns to his job as a carpenter at Pennine Housing 2000, Bull Green, Halifax.