Upbeat Fordham talks of return to darts at the IndigO2
A darts tournament with a twist set the stage for the return of a very different Andy Fordham.
On January 25, the Indigo2 played host to The Legend of Darts Masters showcasing the sporting talents of big names including 'The Viking', Ted Hankey and Martin Adams, as well as giving audience members the chance to hit a bullseye alongside their heroes.
For Charlton-born Andy, who has faced a much-publicised battle with drink, the exhibition had a little more sparkle than most - he hit the first 180 of the night.
"It was brilliant, the crowd just went mad," said the 51-year-old. "I have been very lucky over the years as I have had great support from people.
"The night was a mixture between fun and a competition. It was one of the best nights I have had in a long time."
This year's challenge saw Darryl Fitton take the trophy and £1,400 raised for charity Help For Heroes.
A pal of event organiser Wayne Dobinson, Andy said he'd love to appear in a follow-up event, which could feature at the same venue this August.
But for the next few weeks, he'll be kept busy with exhibitions in Holland and Blackpool.
"I'm practising every day, and that's something I haven't done for a long, long time," he said. "I am enjoying it again."