HE achieved one ambition last night – becoming a world champion.
But Huddersfield’s Scotty 2 Hotty has another dream and one he’d love to fulfil.
Scott Waites, the newly-crowned BDO World Champion, wants to play darts in The Woolpack.
And that’s not the pub in Lockwood – it’s the one on the fictional streets of Emmerdale.
Scott, a joiner by trade, admits in his official player profile he’d love to appear as an extra on the YTV soap and get to throw darts in the pub.
Scott drew a huge TV audience as he went gunning for glory in this year’s BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships at the famous Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey.
There was also support back home as Scott, 35, is a popular figure on the Huddersfield circuit where he plays with the Foresters Arms at Crosland Moor, and the Dusty Miller at Longwood.
Last night’s triumph was the biggest win for Scott.
Born in Bradford but brought up in Halifax, Scott moved to Outlane a couple of years ago and now lives in Fixby.
He has been playing for the Foresters for about six years and, after a spell with the Walkers Arms at Golcar, he now plays for the Dusty Miller at Longwood in the Golcar Darts League.
On top of that, he has played at Honley in the Super League and practised at Lockwood Conservative Club.
One of his fellow darters at The Forester, Wayne Holland said: “We’re all thrilled for Scott. He’s always been a good player and has been very close in other big competitions without getting that all-important victory.
“There’s no question of him being big-headed, Scott is just one of the lads, and we love having him on our team.”