If there’s one thing the festive season needed it’s another excuse to wear ridiculous outfits, get hammered and dance around like a lunatic.
That’s where the PDC World Championship comes in. It is the cheery, drunken uncle who hands out tenners and always turns up with a fetching looking lady on his arm of festive sport. Which of course makes the BDO equivalent the sad, unmarried aunt who gives socks and itchy jumpers and is crying into her gin and tonic before Only Fools and Horses comes on the telly.
Today sees the last of the preliminary and first round matches and the last of the pre-christmas action.
Simon Whitlock, former champ John Part and Wes Newton are some of the big names to have fallen at the first hurdle. Will we see any other stars knocked-out before Boxing Day?
Sky Sports’ Dave Clark runs us through the action game by game. And we’ve uploaded the audio files so you don’t even have to do any reading. Just hit play and let the insight flow.