Wright opens up on difficult childhood: "That's the only reason I left Scotland"

Peter Wright as a former World Cup champion is proud of his Scottish roots but was largely brought up in England since an early age.

Speaking to Oche, he discussed his early life and how his mum ran away from home with him when he was just three as he left Scotland and moved to England.

As well as his tough upbringing and how despite living in England for most of his life, his heart still bleeds blue and white to this day.

“My mum was 16 when she had me and my dad was in jail. But her sisters didn’t think she was up to bringing me up at one stage and they were apparently talking about taking me off her," said an emotional Wright discussing the story with Oche.

“So my mum decided one night to just run away with me to London when I was only three.

“It was obviously a very difficult time for her but that’s the only reason I left Scotland.

“We were in London until I was 18 and then I’ve lived in so many places since then – Suffolk, Norfolk, Cheshire, Ayrshire.

“I’ve probably turned out for more counties in darts than any other player – I’ve represented all the places I’ve lived in.

“I’ve settled in Suffolk now and my mum lives above my wife’s hairdressers down with us. But my heart still remains in Scotland.

“My true identity is that I am Scottish – I’ve got Scottish blood running through my veins.

“I’m passionate about my upbringing. I was only taken from Scotland so my mum could keep me.

“I’m happy to tell my story now and hope people realise that I am a true Scot. I hate it when people say I’m not. I’m proud of my country and even prouder to represent it.”

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