Darts commentator and broadcaster Nigel Pearson passes away

Iconic darts commentator and sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson has passed away at the age of 52.

Nigel had commentated on darts for more than 15 years after joining the Sky Sports team in 2006 and became an unmistakable voice at the sport’s most prestigious events.

He has also presented Sky Sports’ darts coverage and joined the PDC commentary team for European Tour, Players Championship and Women’s Series events in 2022.

Nigel was also a vastly experienced speedway presenter and commentator and also covered football extensively on the radio for talkSPORT.

He also worked with British Speedway as media officer and was a big fan of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

Alongside the great Sid Waddell, Nigel was famously on hand to call in Raymond van Barneveld’s historic first nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship in 2009.

A hugely popular and respected figure amongst colleagues, players and fans, Nigel’s distinctive voice and passion for the sports he covered shone through.

Tributes have poured in across social media after Nigel sadly passed away suddenly on Friday. We send our sincere condolences to his friends and family at this time.