DARTS world champion Michael Smith shared a joke on Instagram after he was the subject of a question on ITV quiz The Chase.

In the episode of the hit TV show screened yesterday, Tuesday, presented by Bradley Walsh, the host asked a question about the St Helens darting star.

Bradley asked contestants during the final chase: "Michael 'Bully Boy Smith' is a top player in what sport?"

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A contestant incorrectly answered "rugby".

This prompted the darts world champion to take to Instagram to joke "Wish it was rugby. That was my dream lol", a reference to his lifelong love of Saints.

Last Friday, the Bully Boy saw off a stern challenge from Dutchman Kevin Doets to win 3-2 to progress to the third round as he started his defence of his World Championship crown at the Alexandra Palace.

It is not the first time St Helens has featured recently in questions on the quiz with the town's glass industry the subject of a question.