Nicholson names Van der Voort as part of top five Characters of Darts: "His personality has never really wilted during his tough times"

Vincent van der Voort is one of the most popular darting stars mainly due to his walk-on which he has admitted on many occasions in the past he is not a fan of but as Paul Nicholson explained in his continuation of his Characters of Darts series, he is one of the best on and off the oche.

This is mainly for his ability to make anyone laugh including in English which of course is his second language and that despite having issues in recent years with mainly his back, he has still found humour out of every situation.

"Vincent (van der Voort) is never shy about expressing his opinion and he’s even been told by the DRA that he should stop giving interviews because he can be too honest – but that doesn’t stop sticking to his guns and sending us into hysterics," said Nicholson on Sporting Life.

"Those who have watched him a lot both on and off the oche will know how he’s Box Office when it comes to his reactions to certain situations.

His personality has never really wilted during his tough times and seems to find the funny side in most scenarios."

"I’m also amazed how funny he can be in his second language. When you see the other Dutch players like his best mate Michael van Gerwen hanging round him, they’re always laughing when he’s cracking jokes in their language," he continued.

"But since coming over to England in the late 1990s during his BDO days, he’s developed an ability to make people laugh more than anyone else in English, and that’s astounding. It’s like me trying to make German people laugh and I find that impossible! I’ve never met anyone from a non-English speaking country who can make as many people laugh as Vincent."

I don’t think there’s anyone in darts who doesn’t like Vincent but if there was, they wouldn’t say anything because he’s well over six and a half foot tall and as hard as a coffin nail!"

?s=20

0 Comments

Most read

How to watch the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals live

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

Van der Voort complains about dartboard at World Series of Darts Finals: 'I bet to any money in the world something is different'

Vincent van der Voort booked a 6-0 whitewash victory over Joe Cullen to secure a place in the second round at the World Serie...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Lewis decides to "step away" from darts temporarily after PDC Autumn Series withdrawals

Jamie Lewis has decided to step away from darts temporarily after he withdrew from the last few days of the PDC Autumn Series...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Read more

Just in

Kenny remains unbeaten to claim PDC Home Tour II Group Nine, joined by Dobey and Bates in next phase

Nick Kenny is through the penultimate group of PDC Home Tour II after remaining unbeaten throughout Wednesday with six wins i...

Five-time world champion Van Barneveld makes comeback on PDC circuit in 2021

One year into his darts retirement, Raymond van Barneveld has revealed plans to make his PDC comeback next season.The five-ti...

De Zwaan admits lack of confidence: "I have come to an age when I start to ask myself whether I am good enough"

Jeffrey de Zwaan has been lauded as one of the top talents in darts but 2020 has brought a year which has seen bad form and i...

Adams on rejecting Grand Slam invitations before 2015 debut: "I'm sure if I meet Barry in the future, we'll have a laugh about it"

Martin Adams despite being one of the leading figures in the history of the BDO did not make his Grand Slam of Darts debut un...

Kenny leads PDC Home Tour II Group Nine after unbeaten start

The ninth PDC Home Tour II group is towards the halfway mark with Nick Kenny leading the way after an unbeaten start to proce...

Read more