Dave Clark

Dave Clark - born in Leeds - is an English television moderator who worked for Sky Sports. He was above all in charge for boxing and darts.
Clark first worked for Capitol Gold Radio and was there responsible for soccer, the Olympics and tennis in Wimbledon.
In 1998 he switched to Sky Sports and first was commentating on soccer and snooker. Later he presented boxing together with Paul Dempsey till Dempsey left to join Setanta. When Jeff Stelling, who the head darts presenter, left Sky Sports Clark overtook all PDC tournaments.
Though he at the start of his invovment in darts always was booed during his players interviews he later was generally respected as a competent darts expert.
Clark himself always was interested in darts and started to play as a child. Besides he's a soccer fan - especially of Leeds United - and plays golf. He dives as well and loves travelling to visit exotic countries.
In 2011 Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson. But despite the advancing illness he managed to get on with his work though he had to fight with impairments. During the big events - for example the PDC World Championship - he started only to be present in the evening sessions. Before the World Matchplay 2020 he announced he would step away immediately from his role as presenter.He told that during the Corona lockdown he had realized he would prefer to pass the good years he had still left with his family though he at the moment was still capable to do his job. His plan is to write a book about his time as darts presenter and of course go on to work for his charity Parkinson UK. He hopes he'll in some way still be involved in broadcasting in the future.
2018 Clark was inducted in the PDC Hall of Fame.

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