Darts legend Peter Wright unrecognisable in old pictures before famous mohawk in incredible transformation

TWO-TIME world darts champion Peter Wright is renowned for his multi-coloured mohawk, wacky outfits and painted head – but he hasn’t always stood out from the crowd.

The 53-year-old star will be in action this week as the Premier League Darts has returned.

 Peter Wright had a purple mohawk during week one of the Premier League Darts

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Peter Wright had a purple mohawk during week one of the Premier League DartsCredit: Getty
 Wright had a full head of green hair and a green beard during the World Championships

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Wright had a full head of green hair and a green beard during the World ChampionshipsCredit: Getty

Wright is famous for sporting a different coloured mohawk during almost every game that he plays in.

His hair has been yellow, blue, red, green orange and bleached blonde through the years.

On New Year’s Day in 2020, he sported a purple mohawk as he claimed his first world title, while his second came with a red tip and shaved sides that had a painted snake.

The Scot normally has a snake painted on the side of his head in honour of his favourite drink and nickname – Snakebite – and even wore an elf costume as he beat Noel Malicdem.

Wright recently revealed that wife Joanne spends two hours a day sculpting his famous hair.

But there was a time when he preferred to keep a low profile.

During his one and only appearance at BDO Worlds Darts Championship in 1995, Wright kept it simple with short black hair and no face paint.

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But when he returned in 2010, he decided to go for a new look.

He told The Telegraph: “If I was playing again I did not want to be that typical European player, looking grumpy, playing and going home.
“I wanted to find something and I got it in the outfits and crazy hair.

“I think the players who whinge about me are jealous.

“Phil Taylor said to me, ‘I wished I’d thought of that years ago – it’s brilliant’.”

Wright’s wife Jo – who is a hairdresser – is responsible for making sure every inch of his hair in place before he steps on stage.

He added: “The other players who complain about why I’m allowed to wear this and have my hair done like that have got it easy.

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“When we go to the World Series and there’s press and radio and sponsors’ meet-and-greets, they will all get up 15 minutes before they leave.

“I get up around 5am to get ready.”

Wright also made headlines when he decided to go to his daughter’s wedding without having his hair done.

 Peter Wright looked unrecognisable at the BDO World Darts Championship in 1995

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Peter Wright looked unrecognisable at the BDO World Darts Championship in 1995
 He won the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship in classic style

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He won the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship in classic styleCredit: Getty
 Peter Wright had pink hair when he took on Jeffrey de Zwaan in 2019

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Peter Wright had pink hair when he took on Jeffrey de Zwaan in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
 The Scot matched his red top to his mohawk when he faced Seigo Asada

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The Scot matched his red top to his mohawk when he faced Seigo AsadaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The World Darts Championship winner has not always stood out from the crowd

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The World Darts Championship winner has not always stood out from the crowd
 Peter Wright proved he could pull off green hair when he beat Noel Malicdem

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Peter Wright proved he could pull off green hair when he beat Noel MalicdemCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The darts star's wife is responsible for keeping his hair looking incredible

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The darts star’s wife is responsible for keeping his hair looking incredibleCredit: Twitter @snakebitewright
 Peter Wright got into the festive spirit with a red and white hairstyle

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Peter Wright got into the festive spirit with a red and white hairstyleCredit: PA:Press Association

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