Here is a nice picture of some:
The BBC use this picture to show how awful this practice is.
And now I've done it too.
The BBC story about the Professional Darts Corporation ending the practice of pretty ladies escorting players up to the oche is here.
Given events over the last few months, notably the Presidents Club outrage, some broadcasters are getting nervous - probably quite rightly - so this is a good move considering we are nearly a fifth of the way into the 21st Century.
The article also suggests that other sports such as boxing and motor-racing should follow suit.
I have touched on the subject of motorsport using attractive women, including grid-girls, myself - here three years ago. I have no issue with using pretty people to mark out where drivers have to line up at the start of a race - but, as I said in that article, it would be better for ALL spectators if some of those people happened to be of the male gender. formula 1 obviously took note of my post because this happened at the Monaco Grand Prix that year.
Looks like the drivers weren't that impressed but tough. Times they are a changing, even Jeremy, James and Richard are enthusing about their latest recruit: