Darts broadcasting legend Sid Waddell once interrupted Phil Taylor's nine-darter with his excited commentary – unaware The Power could hear every word.
A young Taylor, with a full head of hair, stepped up to the oche to nail a double 20 before two treble 20s. And as the possibility of a nine-darter become clear, the voice of Waddell started to rise.
The Power then smashed three more treble 20s and he stepped up to the oche for a third time with a nine-darter on the cards. Taylor hit another treble 20 as Waddell began to shout – causing The Power to spin around and glare towards the commentators.
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"He can hear you, Sid, he can hear you… We're quite close to the stage," his commentator joked. And after the short break, Taylor composed himself and hit treble 19.
However, with just the bullseye, needed for the nine-darter and a £25,000 prize – Taylor fluffed his lines.
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Waddell has been dubbed as the 'voice of darts', and speaking in 2012 he said: "Never speak over the other bloke if you can. Never state the obvious.
"Make sure the viewer knows you're talking to him, rather than the bloke next to you, and shut up when you can, but when you get the chance go nuts. I did alright with that."
Waddell passed away in 2012, and the darts world united with an outpouring of tributes.
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