But he was left embarrassed when he bumped into Terry at Cobham where Chelsea train. He said: “There was one comment from a bloke who said, ‘I can’t believe Helen Chamberlain is going out with James Wade – he’s a specky geek from Aldershot’.
Wade said: “I was in a local chemist when this guy said ‘Alright Wadey? I didn’t realise it was a criminal offence to come from Aldershot or to wear glasses.” THE World Darts Championship is exclusively live and in HD on Sky Sports.
The results of this were evident almost immediately as he made his major breakthrough on television during the 2006 World Matchplay in July.
He sensationally reached the final, seeing off four experienced players in his first ever appearance at the Winter Gardens.
His best performance in a major BDO tournament came at the International Darts League in 20, reaching the quarter finals on both occasions.
Wade has had a career-high ranking of second in the PDC Order of Merit and with eight major tournament wins is the third most successful player in PDC history, after Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.Wade won the 2010 World Grand Prix, beating Adrian Lewis 6–3 in the final.Four days later, he won his second major tournament inside a week by defeating Taylor 6–5 in the 2010 Championship League Darts final.However, he failed to defend his UK Open title in 2009 after losing to Peter Manley 9–8 in the third round.He then failed to reach the World Matchplay final for the first time, losing in the quarter-finals to Ronnie Baxter.