Meet Sky Sports' Darts World Championship host Emma Paton who has huge Insta following and makes tournament predictions | The Sun

CHRISTMAS is on the horizon which means the Darts World Championship is back and presenter Emma Paton will be on our TV screens.

The tournament held at Alexandra Palace in London begins on December 15 and is shown live on Sky Sports.

Paton is once again the host for the coverage and will bring her unrivalled broadcasting experience and insight to the role.

She is a social media sensation with thousands of followers on Instagram and she has made some bold predictions on who might lift this year's Sid Waddell Trophy.

Who is Emma Paton?

The television presenter began her career in journalism studying at St Mary's University before joining Sky Sports in 2012.

Paton worked her way up and soon became a regular on our TV screens presenting on their news channel.


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She is now one of the faces of darts and has presented from Alexandra Palace for a number of years.

She is also in the Sky studio throughout the football transfer window and that is not her only experience aside from darts.

WWE and eSports are also her specialities and as a former track athlete herself, who used to compete nationally in the 400m, she has worked on a number of big athletics events.


How many followers does Emma Paton have?

Paton boasts an incredible 91,600 followers on Instagram.

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Her page is full of sporting snaps showing her work at the darts and in the Sky Sports studio.

She likes to show what her life is like behind the scenes and share posts of her interviewing footballers and managers from the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester United.

There are also plenty of uploads of her keeping in shape at the gym.

What are Emma Paton's predictions for the Darts World Championship?

Paton has put her neck on the line with her predictions for this year's tournament.

Her surprise package pick is Nathan Aspinall. He has recovered from a potentially career-ending injury to get to Ally Pally.

Paton says: "The Asp is back to his best."

Another she believes to watch out for is the unseeded Josh Rock.

Paton claims: "I reckon every player watching the draw at the end of November was hoping and praying they didn't draw Rock."

The first round game that she cannot wait for is Willie O'Connor against Beau Greaves.

Beau is just 18-years-old and is ready to make history and become the youngest woman to compete in the 30-year history of the PDC World Darts Championship.

Paton has praised the Doncaster thrower and can't decide who will win Friday's opening night clash.

Her World Championship winner is Michael van Gerwen.

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The Dutchman is in top form with Paton thinking he is unstoppable.

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