Bullseye returned to the UK TV screens in 2007 courtesy of Challenge TV. Dave Spikey made his Bullseye debut as the show host replacing the shows original host Jim Bowen. Tony Green returned as co-host, score caller / referee and prize announcer.
The original show aired between 1981 to 1985 and boasted over 15 million viewers very Sunday evening. Dart fans were obviously pleased to see the show return for a new series as the game show still receives some of the highest viewing figures for UK TV game shows. It also gave Challenge TV for the first time in their history a bigger market share than Sky One.
Relive the show by playing one of the most recognisable theme tunes in British TV Game Show history. The theme was written by the musician John Patrick.
The famous Bronze Bully also features in the new series. Professional dart players and TV celebrities throw their darts for charity. The players have nine darts to score as much as they can and if the total score exceeds 301 the score is doubled and the same value in UK £'s is given the the winning contestants choice of charity. The player or celebrity with the highest scored in the series also wins the famous bronze Bully for a year to take on tour with him / her to raise money for charity. Jocky Wilson is reported of saying the Bronze Bully was harder to win than an actual Professional Darts Tournament. All dart professional want to win this unique prize and only a few can say they have.
The highest nine dart score during the TV shows is held by Alan Evans who an impressive 401* in series 4. However during the 2011 Bullseye Theatre Tour Bob Anderson top the leader table with an incredible 420! Making this the new highest score thrown for the Bronze Bully. The charity for the theatre tour was Help for Heroes and they received £840.
Where does Bully live today? Well if he isn't on tour then he is safely locked away and he lives with the owner and creator of Bullseye Andrew Wood.
To view more about Bullseye and learn some more interesting facts about the show and it's place in the UK TV social arena visit the Bullseye web site but before you click the link read a bit more about Bullseye Tour 2011 below www.bullseyetvgameshow.com
* Information gained from Wikipedia
It was a fun night and a few lucky people were selected at random from the audience to play. It didn't matter if you didn't want to play as you could just enjoy the show as I did. But if you were one of the lucky few to be selected then you stood a chance of winning £500!!!
Unfortunately the theatre rules prohibited photo's being taken of the show itself
however in the VIP lounge and in the foray you could. All the legends
were very happy to have their photo's taken with you and sign autographs . There
was also lots of Bullseye memorabilia to buy and if you missed out then you can
still buy some on the memorabilia on-line. For further details see below and
visit the Official Bullseye website.
From left to right John Lowe, Bob Anderson and Eric Bristow MBE
Ok here I am with the Stars of the show. It was the fisrt night of s sucessful Bullseye Tour
Each event the dart professionals threw for the Help for Heroes Charity. The highest score with 9 darts during the events was 420! thrown by Bob Anderson. This figure was doubled and sent to Help for Heroes charity. Read more about the the Bullseye Road Show.