‘Walk-on girls’ dropped from darts events


Walk-on girls will no longer be used by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) after talks with broadcasters.

The long-established practice of women escorting male players to the stage will be abandoned, starting with this weekend’s Masters in Milton Keynes.

“We regularly review all aspects of our events and this move has been made following feedback from our host broadcasters,” said a PDC spokesperson.

World number one Michael van Gerwen has said the tradition should end.