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.

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 11:46 am
Daniella Allfree.

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.”

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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.”