Part on strict protocols in place during World Matchplay: "I have to isolate when I'm not with production so it's basically being in the hotel room or jail cell"
John Part was part of the Sky Sports Darts team during the recent World Matchplay but for the three-time World Champion, his experience was a lot different to others.
Part had to abide by strict protocols when he was at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes having been given special permission to come over from his native Canada.
The 54-year-old discussed it on the Darts Show podcast likening it to a jail cell and that he is glad to be back home after the nine days.
"I didn't know if I was getting here or not," said the Canadian. "I was contacting people at Sky to try and get here and find a way here. Contacting PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) people to find out how the players were getting here. I just kept at it and I think I was written off a few times but I managed to get here in the end.
"One of the conditions because Canada is on the 14-day quarantine list with a film and television exemption. I'm allowed to operate in a bubble as they call it. I have to isolate when I'm not with production so it's basically being in the hotel room or jail cell, whatever you want to call it.
"I can't order in food and I can't put a strap around my dart board either. I'm not even supposed to walk and I need that more than anybody, so I'm going to be happy to get home and get out there again."