If you didn’t see last year’s darts effort for comic relief, you missed out on some good fun entertainment. The show is back tonight, proving it was a success – with a new set of celebrities joining BDO names.
Hosted by Gabby Logan, the event will see some of the biggest names in the world of darts join forces with the raw recruits to see who can take the pressure up on the oche.
Each celebrity will adopt their own darts persona, complete with nickname, costume, props and the all-important walk on music to compete for the coveted title, which was won last year by Lee Mack and Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.
They will partner with star players from the British Darts Organisation including Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams, Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant, Scott ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell, Deta ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Hedman, Bobby ‘King of Darts’ George, Anastasia ‘From Russia With Love’ Dobromyslova, Darryl ‘The Dazzler’ Fitton and Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham.
It COULD be the last year they use BDO players though – with all the uncertainty about BDO events getting any TV coverage (Lakeside has been dropped by the BDO), and the PDC now joining forces with the BBC – so if this event happens again, I’d assume the BBC will look to the PDC for its players.
Anyway, BBC 2 at 9pm (Sunday 21st Feb) for the start of the fun. This year’s celebs includes:
Tim Vine – who showed he was a great darts player last year.
Nickname: ‘The Punaway Train’
Walk-on music: Mystery Train – Elvis Presley
Nickname: ‘The Treble Maker’
Walk-on music: Notorious – Duran Duran
Nickname: ‘The Titan’
Walk-on music: Boom! Shake the Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Nickname: ‘Moose Knuckles’
Walk-on music: Salute – Little Mix
Nickname: ‘The Abominable Throwman’
Walk-on music: Cold As Ice – Foreigner
Nickname: ‘The Lancashire Hot Shot’
Walk-on music: Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean