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Millionaire darts ace Mervyn King now earns £120 a day delivering Amazon parcels after competitions axed

DARTS ace Mervyn King is delivering 180 Amazon parcels a day.

The star, with career earnings of £1.7million, has doubled up with the driving job as contests were axed at the start of lockdown.

World number 22 King now gets £120 a day delivering up to 200 packages.

Among items sold by Amazon include a set of his own darts range — starting at £29.99.

King, 54, arrived for his job induction at an industrial estate in Norwich in his BMW M6 Coupe.

A colleague said: “It was quite a shock seeing such a well-known sports star packing up his van with parcels.

“I imagine there will have been a few punters doing a double-take when top darts pro Mervyn King rings their doorbell with a delivery. But fair play to him.

“It would have been easy to sit around doing nothing but he obviously likes the idea of getting out of the house and earning some money and doesn’t care who sees him.”

King won the BDO World Masters in 2004, before joining the rival PDC in 2007.

He was runner-up in the 2009 Premier League, the 2010 Players

Championship Finals, 2012 World Grand Prix and 2014 Masters.

He has also reached the semi-finals of the PDC World Championship, World Matchplay, UK Open, World Grand Prix, European Championship and Grand Slam of Darts.

At his semi-detached bungalow in Bradwell, Norfolk, King said: “I don’t really think it’s news, do you?

“I don’t really see it’s anyone’s business what I do to be fair. I mean, at the end of the day, we are all trying to make a living.”

Live darts returned with the PDC Summer Series, held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.

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