Bit of Bully for Brid Spa

Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson

YOU can’t beat a bit of Bully! And he’s visiting Bridlington on his tour of UK theatres with some of the greatest ever darts players.

Together, they’ll be joining members of the audience to win the contents of his prize board.

John Lowe is one of the darts players coming to the Spa as part of the Bullseye tour

John Lowe is one of the darts players coming to the Spa as part of the Bullseye tour

Everything about the historic ‘80s gameshow will be faithfully created with some competitive darts thrown in as well, with the legendary players renewing old competitive rivalries.

John Lowe won the World Darts Championship title in three different decades - 1979, 1987 and 1993 and achieved the ultimate feat in darts in 1984 when he managed a nine dart finish - the sport’s perfect game - and the first time it had ever been accomplished on television.

He will appear alongside Bob Anderson and Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams - who replaces Eric Bristow for the Bridlington show.

John told the Free Press: “We are having a great time on the tour and I am sure it is going to be an enjoyable night for fans in Bridlington.

Martin Adams

Martin Adams

“It’s a great venue to play darts in, the Spa, I have played there in the legends a few years ago and it was always a pleasure to be in that part of the world.

“Wolfie Adams will be joining us for the Bridlington show as Eric Bristow has other engagements, so those who come along will be treated to seeing the current BDO world champion on the tour.”

John said that the Bullseye show at the Spa is just like the original TV show, which was hosted by Jim Bowen and later Dave Spikey.

“We have the same games and we have a lot of the same prizes - there is a speedboat but it’s not a real one!

“We have a link up with Help for Heroes which we help raise money for and a member of the audience has the chance to win a £500 prize at the end of the show. It is a fun night out for all the family.

“The host is Neil Wheatley who is a very funny man and has been keeping everyone laughing between the darts.”

Joining John Lowe on the tour will be Bob Anderson, who was world number one for over three years in the late 1980s. Nicknamed “The Limestone Cowboy”, he threw his first darts maximum (180) at only five years old.

Martin Adams is the reigning BDO World Champion, having won his third World Title this year, and is known worldwide as “Wolfie”. He is the current BDO world number one and captain of the England national side.

Bullseye ran on television from 1982 until 1995, before it was resurrected on TV in the 2000s. The show was watched by around 17 million viewers in its primetime Sunday slot and remains part of many people’s childhood history. Repeats of Bullseye are currently shown on the Challenge Channel.