Bradley Walsh

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Full Name Bradley Walsh
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name "Bolton Brainiac
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date June 04, 1960
Birth Place Watford

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Bradley John Walsh famed as Bradley Walsh is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, singer as well as a former professional footballer. He quit football due to his ankle injury. He has portrayed DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK, and Graham O'Brien in Doctor Who, and hosted ITV game shows The Chase and Cash Trapped. He has also hosted the annual Crime Thriller Awards and the Specsavers Crime Thriller Club on ITV3. He hosted the variety show Tonight at the London Palladium and was a team captain on the sports-themed panel show Play to the Whistle. He once hosted the British version of Wheel of Fortune. Recently, viewers feared for Bradley Walsh’s life after he broke his back in three places while filming with his son Barney. The Chase star had to undertake a rather risky challenge on his new series, Breaking Dad; although things took a turn for the worse when he actually broke his back. He managed to injure himself when riding a bull and he barely lasted one second before he landed on his back and ‘heard a crunch’. The Chase presenter admitted before the challenge even began that he was s****ing’ himself. Barney looked on with panic on his face as his dad held his back, while he rolled on the floor. Ahead of the episode, Bradley spoke with This Morning hosts Holly Willougby and Phillip Schofield about how the incident unfolded: ‘It sounds a bit more severe than it actually is… What happened was, I fell awkwardly, purely my own fault.

Walsh in Braking Dad With His Son

Source: @itv.com

Famous For

  • For his role of DS Ronnie Brooks on the television series Law & Order: UK alongside Jamie Bamber.
  • Being cast as Graham O'Brien in Doctor Who.

What is the birthplace of Bradley Walsh?

Bradley Walsh was born as Bradley John Walsh on 4th June 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, to Margaret and her husband Daniel. He grew up near Watford, in Leavesden, with his parents and sister Kerri. Walsh attended what is now Francis Combe Academy, a comprehensive school in Garston, Hertfordshire, which was then known as simply Francis Combe School. Leaving school at 16, Walsh got a job as an apprentice at Rolls-Royce's aircraft engine factory in Watford. His nationality is English and his ethnicity is White. As of 2019, he celebrated his 59th birthday. He is Christian by religion. 

How was Bradley Walsh Football Career?

  • Bradley Walsh started his youth football career at Wormley Rovers and he became a professional football player for Brentford although he failed to make the first team and was regularly a member of the reserves.
  • He has also played for Tring Town, Boreham Wood, and Chalfont St Peter.
  • Ankle fractures brought Walsh's football career to an early end at the age of 22, in 1982.

How was Acting And Television Career of Bradley Walsh?

  • After football career, he had a variety of jobs including working as a bluecoat at Pontins in Morecambe for three months.
  • He performed as a comedian in 1982 and came second in a talent contest at the Rolls Royce Sports and Social Club in his home town of Leavesden.
  • He was later recruited by rival television channel ITV, who offered him the role of presenter on one of the network's new game shows, Midas Touch. 
  • He was asked to front the British adaptation of the popular US game show Wheel of Fortune following the decision of long-time presenter Nicky Campbell to leave the show after more than eight years.
  • tenure on Wheel of Fortune lasted just one year when he decided to turn his hand to acting. 
  • Moreover, he also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.
  • His first acting job was a minor role in the Channel 4 series, Lock, Stock.... and also he appeared as Dave Dodds in the 2001 Channel 4 TV film Mike Bassett: England Manager.
  • He then appeared in British soap opera Night and Day, in an episode of The Bill spin-off M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Coronation Street, The Queen's Handbag, Rorn, Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Day of the Clown, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, Law & Order: UK and more. 
  • From 2009 until 2014, Walsh starred in a total of 53 episodes.
  • On 21st March 2013, he appeared in an episode of The Spa on Sky Living.
  • In May 2014, he was cast as Brutus in a BBC One comedy series called SunTrap, starring alongside Kayvan Novak and Keith Allen. The show premiered on 27 May 2015.
  • On 9th September 2007, he hosted the countdown 50 Greatest Stars Polls on ITV. 
  • n November and December 2008, Walsh hosted another game show for ITV, called Spin Star.
  • In June 2009, he became the presenter of the ITV game show The Chase.
  • He also hosted a pilot for an American version of The Chase in 2012.
  • He has hosted the Crime Thriller Awards on ITV3. 
  • On 1st May 2019, it was announced that he would host a new late-night talk show on ITV, titled Bradley Walsh's Late Night Guestlist.
  • The pilot episode, featuring guests Holly Willoughby, Maya Jama, and Piers Morgan, aired on 11th May 2019.
  • Additionally, he is also a singer and he released his debut album, Chasing Dreams. It consists of covers of jazz standards such as "That's Life" and "Mr. Bojangles" as well as the title track, an original song written by Walsh. 
  • He released a second album When You're Smiling, consisting of more covers of traditional pop songs, and one original track. It reached 11 in the charts.

Who is the Wife of Bradley Walsh?

Bradley Walsh is a married person. He married the dancer Donna Derby in the year 1997. Together they have a son, Barney (born 2 December 1997), with whom he appeared in the travel series Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad. He also has a daughter, Hayley (born 1982), from a previous relationship. At present, he resides in Epping, Essex with his wife and children. He is living a happy married life without any disturbances. 

Walsh With His Wife and Son

Source: @heart.co.uk

What is the Net Worth of Bradley Walsh?

The net worth of this multi-talented person is estimated to have $8 Million as of 2020 whereas his exact salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a good amount of money. His major source of earning is from his TV career while his other source of income is from his singing and film career. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Bradley Walsh?

Being at the age of 59, Bradley Walsh still looks very young and handsome. With his career in shows and films, he has impressed a lot of followers towards him. He has got a charming smile with a glowing face. He has got an average height matching with his body weight. He stands at the tall height of five feet eight inches. Unfortunately, his exact weight and other body measurements have not been published yet and will be added soon.