Bobby Dazzler

Bobby Dazzler : My Story

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When Bobby George first appeared on the darts scene, he immediately caught the eye: well built (he was the only darts player ever to be approached to take part in TV's Superstars), good looking and with plenty of bling, he was a natural showman. He could play a bit too, as he showed by reaching the final of the world championship in 1980 and 1994. Now best known as a commentator on the BBC, George relives the excitement of the last thirty years of the world of darts, with plenty of insider gossip and stories about all the most famous players in the TV era of the sport. But that is only the beginning of his story. Before the darts came his time as a doorman at various East End pubs and bars just after the era of the Krays and Richardsons, when baseball bats and knuckle dusters would often come in handy. He also helped build the Victoria line. Since he retired from full-time darts, he has appeared in gangster films, such as Dog, videos with The Streets, and even on Celebrity Fit Club. This book is more than a darts story, it is a tale of a charismatic and tough showman, who has gone from childhood poverty to building his own eighteen-bedroom mansion, and picked up a wonderful fund of great stories along the way.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 26mm | 600g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 30
  • 0752885553
  • 9780752885551
  • 793,233

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Press: Interview with Bobby in THE TIMES ran w/c 1 January. Feature about Bobby in the property pages of the MAIL ON SUNDAY which ran on publication. Interview with Bobby in TIME OUT New Year issue. Interview with SPORT Magazine confirmed - 18 December. Interview with the PRESS ASSOCIATION in early January. Interview with Bobby in DAILY MAIL on 13 January. Radio: Interview with Bobby on BBC RADIO 4 MIDWEEK programme - prerecord on 18 December - out on Wednesday 27 December as 'live'. Interview with Bobby on RADIO 5 LIVE'S SPORTSWEEK programme with Garry Richardson on Sunday 17 December Interview on RADIO 5 LIVE'S SPORT ON FIVE with Russell Fuller - prerecord on 18 December (transmission date to be confirmed) Interview with RADIO 5 LIVE SIMON MAYO show on 3 January. Interview on BBC RADIO 2 CHRIS EVANS show on 3 January. Interview on BBC RADIO 4 TODAY PROGRAMME with Garry Richardson on 8 January. Interview with LBC RADIO SPORT confirmed - date tbc Interview with Micky Quinn for TALKSPORT on 3 January. Interview with CAPITOL GOLD for the Drive Time show with Paul Coyte - date tbc TV: Interview with BBC BREAKFAST NEWS (pre-record on 3 January, running date to be confirmed). Internet: Interview with SKY SPORTS ONLINE to run in January. Reviews include: DAILY TELEGRAPH (28 December), INDEPENDENT (12 February)show more

About Bobby George

Bobby George tried various jobs, from painting to concrete floor-laying, before takinng up darts at the age of 30. Within six months he was playing in the World Championships, and went on to become one of the most charismatic figures in the golden era of the sport, playing alongside the likes of Eric Bristow, Jocky Wilson and John Lowe. Now, as well as commentating on the sport for the BBC, he also appears in films, TV and videos.show more

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