Bullseye star Tony Green dies, aged 85

4 March 2024, 18:27

Tony Green
Tony Green. Picture: Shutterstock

By Tom Eames

Bullseye star and darts commentator Tony Green has died at the age of 85.

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Tributes have come in after the announcement that Tony Green had sadly passed away following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The Hull-born broadcaster worked with host Jim Bowen on the ITV show Bullseye for 13 years, and became the voice of darts for many viewers alongside Sid Waddell.

His passing was announced by a post on the Bullseye Facebook page, which read: "It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and much loved colleague Mr Tony Green. Tony passed away peacefully today after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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"Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tony’s family, who we hold such affection for, to all of Tony friends and those who were lucky enough to work with him. Thank you Tony for all the memories, all the laughs (and trust us there were many!) and all the special times filming Bullseye together. What wonderful years those were and we are honoured to have shared them with you. You will be missed our dear friend."

Tony Green was a former amateur darts player, and went on to become the BBC's lead commentator for their coverage of the sport, including the annual BDO World Championship.

He continued to provide his voice to the game up until 2016.

Tony was a regular on the show Bullseye, providing contestants with his calm presence and adding up the scores as they went.

His death follows that of Jim Bowen, who died in 2018 at the age of 80.