Steve Beaton is enjoying something of a renaissance following years out of the limelight, returning to the oche and playing darts from out of this world. Its been 20 years since The Bronzed Adonis claimed the coveted Lakeside championship.Sixth seed Beaton came through five hard-fought matches to clinch the BDO World Championship beating Co Stompe, John Part, Martin Adams, Andy Fordham and then Richie Burnett in the final. Needless to say, Beaton is a darting demigod, sporting the hairy chest, tache, medallion and Bee Gees song Stayin Alive to complete the walk-on.In fact, Beaton has even broken the twittersphere in the past with #50ShadesOfBeaton. Beaton is famed for his walk-on music And it might well be making a comeback after his latest exploits at the World Matchplay in Blackpool.Coventry-born Beaton, who switched to the PDC in 2001, has been a semi-finalist at the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam and UK Open with his one and only major final coming in 2009 when he lost out to Phil Taylor at the European Championship. It looked as though his best days were behind him, but the former world No 1 played in his first final since 2014 at the sixth UK Open Qualifier earlier this year before enjoying a solid run of results on the Pro Tour.Beaton has now taken his fine form to the Winter Gardens and at 52 is proving that age is no barrier.After knocking out World Championship semi-finalist Jelle Klaasen, he followed that result up with a stunning 11-7 victory over Michael Smith on Wednesday night. The Adonis was delighted after stunning Michael Smith Beaton continued to roll back the years against the up-and-coming Smith - averaging just under 100 and registering a 65 per cent checkout success in a high-quality contest to reach his first TV quarter-final since his run at the Grand Slam nearly six years ago. WATCH: Darts trick shots Darts like youve never seen before, courtesy of trick-shot team How Ridiculous Is it that long, really? No. I was in the final of the Pro Tour the other week, Beaton joked. I play for the buzz and its brilliant. Im getting paid for it as well, something I love, its brilliant. If I can carry on for another 10 years then all the best. He now faces World Champion Gary Anderson for a place in the semi-finals and although he will be the clear underdog, Sky Sports darts expert Wayne Mardle believes he shouldnt be underestimated.Its one of those feel good results, the 2003 World Matchplay runner-up said. Steve Beaton has been one of the favourites, here and everywhere in darts for decades and Steve has this hunger and desire and the love of a paycheck apparently.It can drive someone who loves playing the game because it comes to simply to him. He holds the dart, he lifts his arm up and just throws. Beaton nailed this magnificent 160 checkout on his way to victory against Smith That performance was different class from Beaton. That is a performance where Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson would have struggled to keep Steve from reaching 11 legs.The finishing under pressure, which he had to do was just magnificent. That was one of those heart-warming wins that most people enjoyed apart from Michael Smith and his fans.We dont expect Steve to have his 99 average over this long format. The way he did it with the panache and style that only he can produce, weve seen quality darts from start to finish.Check out daily Darts news on skysports.com/darts, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts and watch Steve Beaton take on Gary Anderson, live on Sky this Friday.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Taylor and Anderson rock on Sky Bets darts odds Live on Sky NOW TV Jay Beagle Jersey
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