Dartsnews.com understands that walk-on girls are soon to be a thing of the past in PDC events.
It was previously understood that only tournaments shown on Sky would be shorn of walk-on girls. Barry Hearn vowed not to allow the pairing of models with players taking to the stage to disappear. “In my opinion, they belong to darts,” Hearn claimed.
But he has been met with opposition, who claim the regular feature of PDC tournaments is now outdated. Michael van Gerwen told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad that “darts is ready for the next step”. Now it is believed that no televised event will feature walk-on girls. ITV and the BBC, as well as Sky, have committed to removing them.
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Author: Ed McCosh