In the spirit of Ricky Evans reputation as the fastest darter in the west, or any other place for that matter, Darts World hit the world number twenty-nine with a rapid round of intimate but fun questions to help you get to know him better:
FULL NAME: Ricky Evans
NICKNAME: Rapi and Evs.
HOBBY: Darts, watching sports, playing snooker and pool. Music of all genres, quizzing.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? Losing my passport/wallet numerous times on airplanes and in airports.
BEST CHAT UP LINE? Are you from Ireland? Because when I see you my penis is Dublin!
FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MOMENT? Watching Kettering Town at Wembley, visiting Old Trafford and getting picked for England Youth.
FAVOURITE MATCH EVER? Versus Simon Whitlock 2016 PDC world champs
FAVOURITE MAGAZINE? The TV guide that comes in the Saturday paper.
FAVOURITE SMELLS? Freshly cut grass, Paco Rabanne aftershave and sizzling bacon.
LEAST FAVOURITE SMELLS? Cheese and Onion crisps, gravy and David Pallett’s feet.
FAVOURITE SOUND? ‘Game shot and the match Ricky Evans’.
WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Being lonely, not playing to my best ability, watching other darts matches on TV.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Check the phone, take the dog for a walk, go for practice.
FAVOURITE COLOUR? Yellow, bright.
FUTURE CHILD’S NAME? Ronnie or Archie.
WHAT’S YOUR RINGTONE? Phone’s always on silent…hardly answer anyway 😉
FAVOURITE FOODS? Hot curry, bacon, Jaffa cakes, sausage rolls.
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate.
DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST? Don’t drive, but as a passenger no!
DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Only if nobody else will keep me company.
STORMS – COOL OR SCARY? Cool.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION AND WHY? I love Portugal as a country, and will be visiting again June 2019.
IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR HERO – DEAD OR ALIVE – WHO WOULD IT BE? My dad’s my hero but I’d love too meet David Beckham and Lee Mack.
FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Strongbow Dark Fruit.
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK? Cherry Coke.
WHAT IS YOUR STAR SIGN? Leo.
TATTOOS COOL OR NOT COOL & IF YOU HAVE ONE WHAT’S YOUR BEST? Would love to have a three lions one sometime or a KTFC badge.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE? At school I wanted to be a sports journalist, I used to make my own sports paper.
IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR WHAT WOULD IT BE? Bright Yellow.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST LOVE? Football and comedy.
FAVOURITE MOVIES? Happy Gilmore, See No Evil Hear No Evil, The Naked Gun trilogy.
WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED? Old darts and football memorabilia.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NUMBER? 29 .
FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH? Football and Snooker.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT DARTS? The camaraderie, top quality competition and obviously career changing money up for grabs.
Feature Pic: PDC