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Peter Wright pays tribute to Jim Bowen during Premier League Darts match

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Darts player Peter Wright paid tribute to TV legend Jim Bowen, who sadly passed away earlier this week, in his own inimitable fashion on Thursday night.

Bowen presented the popular darts-themed TV show Bullseye which drew audiences of 17.5 million in its prime.

The programme ran for 14 years and involved three pairs of contestants - with a 'thrower', who would throw the darts, and a 'knower', who would attempt to answer general knowledge questions.

It was a show that went down in TV folklore for Bowen's numerous catchphrases and the questionable worth of some of the prizes on offer.

So it seemed fitting that Wright appeared for his Premier League Darts match against Michael Smith in Nottingham sporting the iconic logo of the show on the side of his uniquely decorated head.

Wright, currently ranked second in the world is well known for his eye-catching sense of style, particularly his colourful mohican and facial hair, which makes him an instant fn favourite at every tournament.

The charismatic player known as Snakebite certainly endeared himself to fans further by paying respect to Bowen who helped to popularise the game of darts through Bullseye.

The 48-year-old Wright would have grown up watching Bullseye and it may have inspired him along with countless others to take up the game.

Bully, the mascot of the show, however brought Wright no luck on the night as he was easily beaten 7-1 but the logo did not go unnoticed by darts fans who greatly appreciated the gesture to Bowen who passed away during the week at 80 years of age.

It is not the first time that Wright has used his head as a canvas as he has used it to support charitable causes in the past. For example, Pudsey the bear was emblazoned on the the side of his head last November to help raise money for Children In Need.

Bowen would surely appreciate Wrights heartwarming tribute and most likely acknowledge it with the words of his most famous catchphrase: "Super! Smashin! Great!"

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