Tony Green who was known for being part of the ITV gameshow Bullseye and for commentating on the darts for the BBC, has died at the age of 85.

Green was the lead BBC commentator for the first British Darts Organisation (BDO) World Championship in 1978 and he remained in this position until the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships in 2016 

He became well-known on the darts gameshow Bullseye which saw contestants play for a series of prizes.

Green was brought on as a co-host alongside Jim Bowen, keeping track of the scores and providing commentary.

A post on the social media pages of Bullseye shared the news of his passing saying: "It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and much loved colleague Mr Tony Green.

"Tony passed away peacefully today after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

"Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tony’s family, who we hold such affection for, to all of Tony friends and those who were lucky enough to work with him.

"Thank you Tony for all the memories, all the laughs (and trust us there were many!) and all the special times filming Bullseye together, what wonderful years those were and we are honoured to have shared them with you."

Friends pay tribute to Tony Green

Former World Professional Darts Champion Steve Beaton was one of the first to pay tribute to Tony Green, posting on X: "So sad to hear the news that Tony Green has passed away my thoughts are with Jacky and all the family.

"Such a nice guy did plenty of exhibitions together and golf days and he gave me my nickname. RIP my friend."

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Another former darts player in Bobby George wrote: "So sorry and sad to hear of Tony Green’s passing he was a good dart player, caller, commentator and an icon of the #Bullseye show. Our condolences go out to Jacqui and family at this very sad time."

The 1983 World Darts Champion Keith Deller also paid tribute, posting: "Sad to hear the news of the passing of our friend Tony Green.

"Tony was one of the great darts commentators who went on to do bullseye for many years. Tony loved his golf and our thoughts are with Tony’s family at this sad time."