Bullseye legend and darts commentator Tony Green dies aged 85 after Alzheimer’s battle

Bullseye legend and darts commentator Tony Green dies aged 85 after Alzheimer’s battle

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Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 04/03/2024

- 17:33

Updated: 04/03/2024

- 18:39

Tributes have already flooded in after the ITV show Bullseye announced his death

ITV’s dart-themed gameshow Bullseye announced the death of their former presenter Tony Green.

Confirming the news on social media, they wrote: “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. 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." (sic)

Green’s partnership with Sid Waddell was the voice of a generation of fans of darks who grew up listening to the duo – bringing the sport to life.

He was also a former amateur player, with Green going on to become the BBC’s lead commentator for their coverage of big darts events, including the annual BDO world championship.

Tony Green

Tony made his name on the ITV show Bullseye


He also worked alongside TV host Jim Bowen on the ITV gameshow for 13 years, with many friends and fans of his flocking to their social media to express their sadness of his passing.

Darts legend Bobby George said: “So sorry and sad to hear of Tony Green’s passing he was a good dart player, caller, commentator and an icon of the #Bullseye show. Our condolences go out to Jacqui and family at this very sad time."

Former no.1 and 1996 champion Steve Beaton added: “So sad to hear the news that Tony Green has passed away my thoughts are with Jacky and all the family. Such a nice guy did plenty of exhibitions together and golf days and he gave me my nickname. RIP my friend."

Fans of Green’s were also shocked as one commented on X: “Sad news today. Tony Green and Jim Bowen brought a lot of fun and enthusiasm to the show and it is upsetting that they have both left us now. RIP Tony.”

Tony Green

Tony Green also lent his voice to the sport as a commentator


“Without question bullseye was my absolute favourite show when growing up. Perfect Sunday afternoon entertainment. Jim and Tony were perfect together. My condolences to all of Tony’s family, RIP Legend,” another added.

“RIP tony green. Used to love bullseye back in the day,” a third penned before another expressed: “Such a legend and such a huge loss.”

Sports blogger Elliot West wrote: “RIP Tony Green. A true legend a brilliant darts commentator and a central part of Bullseye." (sic)

His death comes after years of health battles – which included a cancer diagnosis back in 2010 where doctors told Green he had caner on the tongue but was fully recovered by 2012.

Tony Green

Tony Green has died at the age of 85


Back in January, there were reports that ITV were looking to bring Bullseye back following a huge interest in Luke Littler’s journey in the World Darts Championship.

No formal conversations have been reported, but former Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness was mentioned to be in the running as a potential host.

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