World darts championship finalist and ex-nurse is loving new life – as a pilot

Alan Warriner-Little has swapped the oche for the cockpit three decades after reaching world final.

The 2001 World Grand Prix champion took to social media earlier this year to show off his piloting skills 30 years after he lost to John Lowe in the 1993 BDO World Darts Championship final.

Warriner-Little, 61, now spends his time as both a darts pundit on ITV as well as an aspiring pilot – and even called for Gerwyn Price to be his co-pilot thanks to their shared Iceman nickname.

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Posing next to a small aircraft back in May, Warriner-Little said: "Just flown this baby over the solway coast. Was Awesome #IcemanAirways need ⁦@Gezzyprice as a Co-Pilot. Incredible views in this weather.. #TopGun3 here I come."

Warriner-Little started playing darts as a youngster and even appeared as a contestant on Bullseye while working as a nurse.

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He went on to make his world championship debut in 1989 and came up against icon Jocky Wilson, reaching the final four years later.

He was a founding member of the PDC the same year and was on the tour until 2009, with the World Grand Prix final win in 2001 the highlight of his career. He also reached the semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship twice in 1999 and 2003 – and is now known for his ITV punditry.

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Away from darts, Warriner-Little married third wife Brenda Little back in 2005, when they merged surnames. He is also a keen supporter of Manchester United, as he notes in his bio on Twitter.

He was back on our screens for the recent World Series of Darts Finals, live from Amsterdam alongside Jacqui Oatley, which was won by Michael van Gerwen.

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