STUART BINGHAM enjoyed a thrilling night at the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace ahead of his return to the iconic North London venue for the Masters in January.
Snooker's world champion, who has been a big darts fan for over a decade, was in the crowd with his manager Gary Purkiss for Monday's action from the oche.
Bingham started going to the annual event when it was staged at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, Essex, in 2004, and stays in touch with darts stars including Rod Harrington, Wayne Mardle and reigning world champion Gary Anderson.
And after front-row seats to see the flamboyant Peter Wright ease past Ronny Huybrechts with a 4-0 win, Bingham said: "I love the darts. It's such a good night out and a great spectacle. Barry Hearn has done such a good job in raising its profile...