Laura Woods, Wayne Mardle, Laura Turner - PDC World Darts Championship commentary team profiled

The action on the stage always gets the Alexandra Palace gets the crowd jumping but it’s the commentary team who are always on hand to provide extra entertainment for the fans at home.

<p>Laura Turner stands on stage with Wayne Mardle prior to day two of the Unibet Premier League at Motorpoint Arena on February 13, 202</p>

Laura Turner stands on stage with Wayne Mardle prior to day two of the Unibet Premier League at Motorpoint Arena on February 13, 202

The relationship between the players on stage and the crowd at the Ally Pally is one of the most important, and often controversial, parts of the PDC World Darts Championship.

However, for the fans watching at home it’s their relationship with the voices from the studio that accompany the action that is important.

Darts commentary may have never been the same since the quintessential voice of darts, and the man who lends his name to the World Championship trophy, Sid Waddell passed away in 2012.

The current commentary team had big shoes to fill and have done an exceptional job in providing extra entertainment to the annual showpiece event.

Here are the pundits and commentators who make up the current Sky Sports commentary team:

Laura Turner

Laura Turner stands on stage prior to day two of the Unibet Premier League at Motorpoint Arena on February 13, 2020

Former BDO and current WDF player Laura Turner has established herself as a key part of the commentary team over the past three years and a favourite of the darts fanbase.

Turner, 38, is a BDO World Championship quarter-finalist as well as a multi time tournament winner in the women’s game.

Still active on the women’s circuit, Turner will take part in the 2022 WDF Lakeside World Championship in April.

Wayne Mardle

Sky sports darts pundit Wayne Mardle during Day Fourteen of the PDC William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on January 01, 2021

Wayne Mardle was a crowd favourite during his time as a player, courtesy of his on stage antics and trademark Hawaii Five-0 walk on.

The 48-year old was part of the BDO from 1993 to 2002 before joining the PDC until his retirement in 2012.

He is a four time semi-finalists in the PDC World Championships and World Matchplay runner-up.

Mardle has taken his shining personality as a player into the commentary box where he has been a regular for Sky Sports for almost ten years now.

Laura Woods

Presenter Laura Woods speaks to Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands after he wins his third round match against Gerwyn Price of Wales on day eleven of the 2018 William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2017

Laura Woods will be a familiar name and voice to plenty of other other sporting fans away from darts.

The TalkSport host has worked for Sky Sports since 2009 and regularly appears across their programming on shows such as Super Sunday.

Woods is another regular feature of the presenter team at the Alexandra Palace.

John Part

ohn Part of Canada celebrates winning the first set in his match against John Henderson of Scotland during day seven of the 2012 World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 21, 2011

Unquestionably the greatest ever Darts player from the other side of the Atlantic, Part has been a part of Sky Sports commentary of the sport since 2013.

The three time World Champion flew the flag for Canada throughout his career and continues to play at the age of 55.

He joined the PDC in 1997 and is a PDC Hall of Famer, having won three major trophies in the organisation including the 2003 and 2008 World Championships.

Mark Webster

Mark Webster of Wales in action during his second round match against Phil Taylor of England on Day Eight of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 28, 2014

Welshman Mark Webster is another former World Champion who makes up the Sky Sports presenter team.

The 38-year old won the 2008 BDO World Championships before making the switch to the PDC immediately after where he was a two time World Championship semi finalist.

Major trophies eluded “The Spider” in the PDC but he also made it to the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix and UK Open during his career and represented Wales at the World Cup of darts as recently as 2017 when he partnered current world champion Gerwyn Price.

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