Sid Waddell: Voice of darts fighting cancer

Sid Waddell.
Sid Waddell.
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The voice of darts Sid Waddell has talked about his battle with cancer.

The 71-year old, whose voice has become synonymous with the sport, left the BBC in 1994 to broadcast for Sky Sports and lives in Pudsey.

He thanked fans for their best wishes via Twitter, saying “Bowel cancer’s not a barrel of laughs so I’ll be switching off from Twitter until things get better.”

The Cambridge graduate is also a published author and screenwriter and is well-loved for his colourful and excitable commentary style.

His manager Dick Allix said: “Following recent tests, Sid has unfortunately been diagnosed with bowel cancer. He is now undergoing treatment and will, regretfully, be unable to undertake any professional engagements for the time being.

“I would ask that everyone respects his privacy.”

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