- 72 years old
- Born Aug 10, 1940
- Died Aug 11, 2012
- United Kingdom
Waddell began his media career at ITV before moving in 1972 to Yorkshire Television, where he produced the news programme Calendar and put darts on screen for the first time with the creation of The Indoor League.
Later on he became a key member of Sky Sports’ darts coverage, covering the PDC events since 1994 for the station, and quickly became renowned for his colourful and descriptive language. However, despite his witty approach there was no doubting his knowledge of the sport and clever turn of phrase.
Waddell also had 11 books published, ghosted 13-time PDC world champion Phil Taylor’s autobiography ’The Power’ and wrote the sport-based BBC children’s programmes Jossy’s Giants and Sloggers, receiving a nomination for best scriptwriter from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for the latter.
His passing is a great loss to the darts community and he will be missed by many .