Being diagnosed with the chronic degenerative condition Parkinson’s for 10 years, Dave Clark declared that he used to want his career with Sky come to a halt, however, still try to pull himself through with this job.
Dave Clark recently decided to step down from Sky Sports coverage. He has announced that he is going to give up the roles as the presenter of Sky Sports’s dart coverage. The experienced broadcaster has fronted Sky Sports’ coverage for almost two decades since succeeding Jeff Stelling in 2002.
This experienced broadcaster has worked for Sky Sports’ coverage during the last two decades after taking over the role of Jeff Stelling in 2002.
Clark was originally a radio broadcaster who covered the Olympics and football’s World Cup, before being part of the original Sky Sports News presentation team.
Former Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark explained his decision to give up his role with the intention to spend more time with his own family while confronting himself with the dangerous Parkinson’s disease.
“Lockdown has given us all a lot of time to think, on occasions too much time, but it’s given me time to sort out my priorities,” Clark shared his viewpoint. “Family comes first. I’m keen to spend more days with my wife and two sons. Time is a real luxury to me that so many have been denied during this difficult period.”
Clark said he hoped to stay broadcasting as long as possible and will try his best to raise awareness and funds for the charity Parkinson’s UK.
“I’m NOT giving up on life, just stopping doing the darts. I intend to keep busy, writing a book Stand Up If You Love The Darts about my time presenting during some of the sport’s greatest years.”