Ando ready to be Oz soaperstar

Ando ready to be Oz soaperstar

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GARY ANDERSON is ready to be a soaperstar in Australia – thanks to visiting the set of TV show Home and Away!

The Flying Scotsman has jetted into Oz this week bidding for his FOURTH World Series win of the year.

It kicks off in today’s Sydney Darts Masters as he bids to take the World Series crown in Braehead in November.

Ando admits he’s loving the world tour. He said: “Australia is a brilliant place. To be fair, no matter where we go in the World Series, it is really enjoyable.

“Dubai is great, even though it’s super hot. New Zealand is wonderful. With all the greenery and some drizzle when we go, it feels like Scotland at times!

“Japan and China are terrific countries to visit and now we get the privilege of going to Australia.

“There are some amazing sights and we even went onto the set of a TV programme last year, Home and Away.

“The good lady was keen to go and I tagged along, I was actually quite good. Now whenever I turn the telly on and it’s on, I point to bits and say: I’ve been there!”

Anderson has shown his best form of 2016 – since winning the world championship – in the World Series events.

He’s made no secret of the fact that he wants to win a major trophy on home soil with the World Series finale in Braehead later in the year.

Ironically Ando has drawn David Platt – not the Coronation Street character, the Aussie No1 oche star – in his opener today.

He added: “The World Series has gone well so far, but what’s happened before has gone.

“The results have pleased me, but this is a new weekend and a new event, so it’s head down and go again.”

Phil Taylor will begin his challenge to win a fourth successive title at the Masters against Australian sensation Corey Cadby.

The Power has never been defeated in the three-year history of the Sydney Darts Masters to dominate the 16-player tournament.

However, the 56-year-old will come up against Australia’s exciting new talent Cadby, as the 21-year-old Tasmanian-born thrower makes his TV debut.

Cadby has won seven tournaments on the domestic DPA Australian Grand Prix circuit this year to secure his spot in the Masters, and is relishing the chance to face the sport’s most successful ever player.

He said:  “It’s really exciting for me. Phil’s a legend and it will be great to play him, and I’ll be giving it everything I’ve got. To be playing in this tournament’s a huge opportunity for me and I can’t wait.”

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