Joe Cullen mimics Michael van Gerwen – and even puts on a phenomenal voice

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    Joe Cullen hilariously mimicked Michael van Gerwen after sealing his place in the Betfred World Matchplay semi-finals on Thursday night.

    The RockStar finished with a flourish to beat Daryl Gurney 16-11 in Blackpool, holding back a spirited comeback from the Northern Irishman with a 97 average and eight 180s.

    It marked the first time the 34-year-old has progressed past the quarter-finals in his career.

    And a delighted Cullen couldn’t help but impersonate darts legend Van Gerwen in his interview post-victory.

    READ MORE: Champion Michael van Gerwen dumped out in first round of World Matchplay Darts

    “I’ve just seen the averages there. It’s about seven points higher than what I expected it to be,” he said.

    “At the risk of sounding like Van Gerwen, ‘I did the right things at the right time',” Cullen said in a deep voice, before adding: “This is absolutely phenomenal,” in MvG’s trademark manner.

    Fans were left in heaps of laugher at the uncanny impression on social media, with one Twitter user writing: “If darts doesn't work out for Joe Cullen at least he could make it as a Michael van Gerwen impersonator.”

    Another tweeted: “Joe Cullen’s MvG impression is spot on,” while a third added: “Cullen's MVG impressions omg.”

    And a fourth commented: “Cullen mimicking MVG is phenomenal.”

    Van Gerwen made a shock first-round exit in defence of his World Matchplay title on Sunday in a loss to Brendan Dolan. Fans at Winter Gardens were delighted to see the darts giant slain at the first hurdle, with the masses cheering as 'Mighty Mike' – who was recovering from dental surgery – bowed out.

    That didn't match the reaction of Dolan, who looked almost repentant as he hit double three to send the frontrunner packing.

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