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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has cleared up why Michael Smith told him “don’t do a Dobey” at the end of their latest interview at the World Darts Championship.
Smith had just beaten Stephen Bunting 5-3 in a tense quarter-final to set up a last-four clash against Gerwyn Price or Gabriel Clemens when he was quizzed on stage by Bridge.
At the end of the chat, Bully Boy, as usual, went to shake Bridge’s hand. As he did so, he joked “don’t do a Dobey” as Bridge laughed, with the comment triggering questions from curious fans on social media.
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Bridge then took to Twitter to confirm the quip was about a rather awkward fumbled handshake attempt between Bridge and Chris Dobey following ‘Hollywood’s’ last-16 victory over Rob Cross on Friday.
At the end of their interview, Bridge appeared to go in for a fit-pump but with Dobey turning away, he missed. Thinking he’d missed his moment, Bridge turned to walk off before being called back by Dobey, with pair sharing a slightly cringey left-to-right handshake.
“For those asking [facepalming emoji],” he tweeted with a four-second clip of a slightly embarrassing moment.
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As for the action on the oche, Smith was relieved to edge past Bunting, despite turning in what he described as a “rubbish” performance.
“I wasn’t the best up there but I managed to dig deep when I needed it,” he said. “When I was under pressure, I managed to hit some good doubles.
“It was rubbish today but sometimes you’ve got to win ugly. I think this full tournament, I’ve been ugly, apart from the Joe Cullen game.”
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