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Bradley Walsh's Biography

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Who is Bradley Walsh?

Bradley Walsh was born and raised in Watford.

He started out on a career as a footballer, however he broke both ankles at Brentford FC.

After a short but unsuccessful career in engineering, Bradley Walsh moved into the entertainment industry.

He became a Pontin's Blue Coat in Morecambe and made a major breakthrough when he appeared on The Royal Variety Show in 1993.

Bradley Walsh did a regular stint on the Des O'Connor Tonight show.

As well as working as a comedian, Bradley Walsh had presented various shows on TV including BBC1's The National Lottery on BBC 1, however he is best known for his acting.

In particular, Bradley Walsh became famous for his award-winning performance as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street.

Other TV acting credits include Lock Stock, Night and Day, Torn, The Old Curiosity Shop and he in 2008 he was cast in The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Mirror has an interesting interview with Bradley Walsh from when he was in Coronation Street in 2006.

In 2008, Bradley Walsh was chosen to be one of the contestants on BBC Two's Maestro. In week 2 of Maestro, Bradley Walsh survived a close call when he was voted in the bottom two by the judges, but the orchestra voted out David Soul instead.

However, in week 3 of Maestro, Bradley Walsh lost the vote when up against Alex James.

In November 2008, Bradley Walsh started hosting ITV's game show Spin Star.

He is also the host of the game show The Chase.

In 2016, he was made the host of the ITV quiz show Cash Trapped.

In the autumn of 2016, Bradley Walsh released an album Chasing Dreams, which turned out to be the best-selling debut album of the year.

In August 2017, it was reported that Bradley Walsh was to play Graham, a companion to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who.

In 2019, ITV commissioned the second series of Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad, in which Bradley and his 21-year-old actor son Barney travel through the USA.

On 1 December 2020, the BBC revealed that Bradley Walsh would make his final appearance as the Doctor's companion in the Doctor Who special on New Year's Day 2021.

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