17 January 2013


ANDY FORDHAM is returning to BDO and WDF darts in 2013, starting with the Dutch Open.

The very first Lakeside World Champion in 2004 following the government ban on tobacco sponsorship, he received an emotional standing ovation when he was introduced to the capacity crowd during Lakeside 2013 and declared that he and wife Jenny are delighted to be 'back home'.

'The Viking' is also a former Winmau World Master (1999) and 2003 British Pentathlon Champion .

Among the many famous faces at Lakeside 2013 was 'The Beast' MARK LABBETT, the 6ft.7ins brainy giant from ITV's 'The Chase', WILL MELLOR, the star of '2 Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps', and 'White Van Man'.

Darts players in the audience this year included Dean Winstanley, James Wade and Colin Lloyd, plus referee George Noble.

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