It was in 1999 that Bobby took another change in direction by becoming a BBC TV presenter at the Embassy. Such was his success that he has been a much respected studio pundit at every Embassy since then. Today, he co-presents each Embassy with Ray Stubbs (he has also done so with John Inverdale) and is known as the BBC’s ‘face of darts’.
On the playing front, his performances in the new Millennium have shown that he remains a true class act on the oche. He beat top PDC player Dennis Ovens before taking Ronnie Baxter to the wire in the 2000 Embassy. Then in 2002, he played Dutch superstar Raymond Barneveld in yet another classic Embassy match. It was his 15th Embassy appearance, making him equal 3rd with the legendary Jocky Wilson, in the all-time list of Embassy participants.
In 2002 he was asked to present and appear in the most comprehensive darts video of all-time: ‘The Story Of Darts’ produced for High Street retail giants W H Smith and sponsored by the Sunday Express.
Part of the video was filmed at George Hall, Bobby’s country estate in Essex, and his acting ability has led to two film roles that are to be seen in 2003. He is playing London gangster Tony ‘Butcher’ Barton in the British film ‘Dog’
Away from darts, Bobby is happily married to Marie and lives with their two sons, Robert and Richard in the 18-bedroom George Hall, which he built himself.
George Hall has three fishing lakes which are open to the public and available for corporate entertaining