Whitlock gets the brush!

It’s a good job Leyland Paints knows a thing or two about whitewash and brushes…

…It means the brand can thoroughly sympathise with Simon Whitlock after he suffered an unexpected 8-0 defeat to James Wade in the latest Premier League fixture in Cardiff!

Despite brightening up the competition so much in recent weeks, the Wizard was strangely off colour and was limited to just three darts at a double all evening.

It was only the third whitewash in Premier League history, but the Leyland sponsored player can take solace in the most important fact of all – he is still in the top four of the table and in with a firm shout of the semi-final stages.

And while Leyland might be beginning to clutch at straws somewhat, they didn’t have to give away any competition prizes for Whitlock’s highest check-out of the night, on the grounds that he didn’t hit a double all evening!

Up to 100 tweets were sent to Leyland Paints’ official twitter page last night, so it is fitting to save the last word to fan Paul Cubbin, who was at the Motorpoint Arena to watch his hero in action.

“I hope Simon isn’t feeling too bad about his performance, we still love and support him.”

With support like this, everyone at Leyland Paints is confident that the Wizard will be in spellbinding form in Nottingham on Thursday April 5.