“Let’s Play Darts for Sports Relief shows how BBC Two can take a much loved part of the channel’s heritage – darts – and bring a whole new audience to it. Bringing together star players from the sport with some of our favourite comedians and celebrities, I’m delighted that we are returning for another round of this lively, entertaining series.” – Kim Shillinglaw, Controller BBC Two and BBC Four
Filming takes place this November at Lakeside Frimley Green – the home of world darts, where fans will see star players from the BDO 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, Daryl ‘The Dazzler’ Fitton and Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham join forces with a host of celebrity players from the worlds of comedy, television and sport to compete for the coveted title.
Each celebrity will adopt their own darts persona, complete with nickname, costume, props and the all important walk-on music. Broadcast across four nights on BBC Two, the star-studded event will not only be packed with laughs and banter, but also sporting tension and genuine excitement as this highly competitive knock-out tournament progresses.
Last year’s ‘Let’s Play Darts for Comic Relief’ achieved an audience of 2.27 million viewers and a 9.8 per cent market share which was +36 per cent higher than BBC Two’s primetime average.
The series will air on BBC Two early next year. Tickets are available via lakesidesurrey.co.uk. Over 18s only.
All net proceeds from ticket sales will go to Sport Relief (after VAT and admin fees) and will be spent giving extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people a helping hand to turn their lives around. Half is used to make a difference, right here at home, in the UK. The other half goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities.