Chesterfield model Daniella Allfree fights back after darts role scrapped
A model from Chesterfield has been inundated with work offers since her role as a walk-on girl at the darts was scrapped.
Daniella Allfree, 30, was a walk-on girl before The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) announced in January the girls would no longer be used at its tournaments ‘following feedback from host broadcasters’.
But the mum-of-one has received a number of modelling jobs and has now taken up a presenting role.
“It has just been crazy really,” Daniella said. “We have had so much support since the initial ban. I have been lucky.”
Daniella said she was worried about going back into modelling after six years away.
But she said the reaction has been ‘amazing’ and she has since taken up a presenting role – a subject she has a diploma in – with Live Darts TV on its YouTube channel,
“I have got a really good knowledge of darts so I can chat to the darts players who I have known for years and I think that comes across really well,” Daniella said.
She added that she missed the ‘darts family’ but she can’t see the decision to ban the walk-on girls being reversed in the future.
“It is sad to lose women in sport and it came from a feminist angle,” Daniella said. “Taking girls out of work is not very feminist.”