Darts ace Mervyn King delivers 180 Amazon parcels a day after contests were axed

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DARTS ace Mervyn King is delivering one hundred and eighty Amazon parcels a day.

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

Mervyn King is delivering parcels for Amazon

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Mervyn King is delivering parcels for AmazonCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
The darts star has taken up the job as contests were axed due to coronavirus

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The darts star has taken up the job as contests were axed due to coronavirus

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 last week in his BMW M6 Coupe.

He gets to work each day at 8.50am and loads up a Mercedes Vito van. His shift ends at around 5pm.

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 thing 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 returns next week with the PDC Summer Series, held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.

King now gets £120 a day delivering up to 200 packages

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King now gets £120 a day delivering up to 200 packagesCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
He gets to work each day at 8.50am and loads up a Mercedes Vito van

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He gets to work each day at 8.50am and loads up a Mercedes Vito vanCredit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun
King is working as an Amazon delivery driver in Norwich, Norfolk

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King is working as an Amazon delivery driver in Norwich, NorfolkCredit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun
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