The on-stage action always gets the crowd pumped at Alexandra Palace, but it’s the team of commentators who are always on hand to provide additional entertainment for fans back home.
Laura Turner on stage with Wayne Mardle ahead of day two of the Unibet Premier League at Motorpoint Arena on February 13, 202
The relationship between the players on stage and the crowd at Ally Pally is one of the most important, and often controversial, parts of the PDC World Darts Championship.
However, for fans watching at home, it’s their relationship to the studio vocals accompanying the action that matters.
Darts commentary may never have been the same since the quintessential darts voice and the man who lends his name to the World Championship trophy, Sid Waddell passed away in 2012.
The current commentary team had big shoes to fill and did an exceptional job providing additional entertainment at the annual flagship event.
Here are the experts and commentators who make up the current Sky Sports commentary team:
Former BDO and current WDF player Laura Turner has established herself as a key part of the commentary team for the past three years and a darts fan favorite.
Turner, 38, is a quarter-finalist of the BDO World Championship as well as a winner of several tournaments in the women’s category.
Still active on the women’s circuit, Turner will compete in the 2022 WDF Lakeside World Championship in April.
Wayne Mardle was a crowd favorite during his time as a player, thanks to his stage antics and his Hawaii Five-0 trademark.
The 48-year-old was with the BDO from 1993 to 2002 before joining the PDC until his retirement in 2012.
He is a four-time semi-finalist at the PDC World Championships and vice-world Matchplay champion.
Mardle took his brilliant playing personality to the comment box where he has been a Sky Sports regular for almost a decade now.
Laura Woods will be a household name and voice for many other sports fans away from darts.
The TalkSport host has worked for Sky Sports since 2009 and appears regularly in their programming on shows such as Super Sunday.
Woods is another regular part of the presenters’ squad at Alexandra Palace.
Arguably the greatest darts player across the Atlantic, Part has been a part of Sky Sports’ commentary on the sport since 2013.
The three-time world champion hoisted the Canadian flag throughout his career and continues to play at the age of 55.
He joined the PDC in 1997 and is a member of the PDC Hall of Fame, having won three major trophies in the organization, including the 2003 and 2008 World Championships.
Welshman Mark Webster is another former world champion who makes up Sky Sports’ team of presenters.
The 38-year-old won the 2008 BDO World Championships before moving to PDC immediately after being a two-time World Championship semi-finalist.
Major trophies have eluded “The Spider” in the PDC, but he also reached the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix and the UK Open during his career and represented Wales at the World Cup of Darts in 2017 when he was a partner of the current world champion. Gerwyn Prize.
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