BDO is like a training school - Bobby George
The chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, Barry Hearn, has confirmed that Ted Hankey will join the PDC for the 2012 season.
Hankey is a two time winner of the rival BDO World Championship.
The former BDO Championship finalist Bobby George told Radio 5 live Breakfast that he is not surprised Hankey is making the switch and that the BDO will "find another star to replace him".
George also praised BDO title holder Christian Kist.
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