Bradley Walsh Biography
|Popular Name:||Bradley Walsh|
|Birth Name:||Bradley John Walsh|
|Birth Date:||4 June 1960|
|Birth Place:||Watford, Hertfordshire, England|
Donna Derby (m. 1997)
|Profession:||Television Presenter, Singer, Actor, and Former Professional Footballer|
|Years active:||1988 till date|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
Bradley John Walsh is an English television presenter, singer, comedian, actor, and former professional footballer who simply goes by the Bradley Walsh. He is best known for playing DS Ronnie Brooks in “Law & Order:UK” and Danny Baldwin in “Coronation Street”, as well as hosting the popular ITV game shows “Cash Trapped” and “The Chase”. He also hosts the Specsavers Crime Thriller Club and annual Crime Thriller Awards. He hosts a variety show “Tonight” at the London Palladium, and serves as a team captain on “Play to the Whistle”, the sports-themed panel show.
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Bradley Walsh’s Early life
Walsh was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, on June 4 in 1960, to Daniel and his wife Margaret. He grew up in Leavesden, with his sister Kerri, and their parents. He studied at a comprehensive school in Garston, Hertfordshire, in what is now known as Francis Combe Academy, which was formerly known as simply Francis Combe School.
Leaving school at age 16, Bradley Walsh got a job in Watford, working as an apprentice at a Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engine factory.
Bradley Walsh’s career
At the start of his career, rather than just diving straight into showbiz, Walsh was a professional footballer. At the age of 18, he started playing for Brentford FC as a sub. He also played for Barnet and Boreham Wood football teams, appearing several times in the Southern Football League. Although his career on the football pitch wasn’t long-lasting, the television personality still remains a fan of football and has previously played in celebrity football match “Soccer Aid”, and equally coached the team.
Bradley Walsh is perhaps most recognized for presenting the game show “The Chase”. He entered the showbiz world after his stint in football. To begin with, he started working with holiday entertainment companies like Pontins, and when he was 30 years old in 1997, ITV approached him to front popular game show “Wheel of Fortune”. He assumed the position of the presenter of the show and decided to turn to acting after a period of one year. He quickly got his first acting role in the television show “Lock, Stock”, which was a TV adaption of popular Guy Ritchie film, titled, “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”.
Bradley Walsh took his acting further, and went on to appear in the popular ITV soap “Coronation Street”, playing the role of Danny Baldwin for two years. The actor soon had his chance to bag many more acting roles. He has starred in many other popular television programmes over the years including “Doctor Who”, “Law & Order”, and a number of other hit shows which has contributed to Bradley Walsh’s luxurious financial situation.
In the moment, Bradley Walsh is perhaps best known for anchoring the popular gameshow “The Chase”. He also appears on the show “Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad” with his Son.
Along with acting and anchoring television shows, Brad has also tried his luck with singing, and eventually, this venture paid off for Bradley Walsh net worth. He released a debut album “Chasing Dreams” in 2016. Because of the success of his debut album, he released another in 2017, titled, “When You’re Smiling”. His first album “Chasing Dreams” was a big hit for the versatile entertainer. It sold over 100,000 copies and was the best-selling debut album by a British singer in 2016 – beating Zayn Malik’s first solo effort.
Bradley Walsh’s Albums
- Chasing Dreams — 2016
- When You’re Dreaming — 2017
Bradley Walsh’s Films
- Mike Bassett: England Manager —2001
- The Glow — 2001
- Imagine Africa — 2013
Bradley Walsh’s Shows
- Wheel of Fortune — 1997
- Hotel — 2001
- The Basil Brush Show — 2004
- Murder City — 2004
- Turn — 2007
- The Sarah Jane Adventures — 2008
- Spin Star — 2008
- The Chase — 2009
- Crime Thriller Club — 2009
- The Chase : Family Edition — 2017
Awards & Achievements
For all his contributions to the entertainment industry, Bradley Walsh is a proud winner of the following awards:
- British Soap Award (2006) “Best Dramatic Performance”
- Broadcast Award (2013) “Best Daytime Programme”
- National Television Award (2016) “Most popular Daytime Programme”
Personal Life, Wife, Children
Bradley Walsh is a married man and father of two children. The television star has been married for more than 20 years since he tied the knot with his wife Donna Derby in 1997. His wife Donna is a choreographer and former professional dancer. As a choreographer, she has worked on the Miss World beauty pageant, which happens to be presented by Barney Walsh her son. Donna has also appeared in 6 episodes of “The Kenny Everett Television Show” from 1987 to 1988.
Bradley Walsh and his wife Donna share a child, actor Barney, who stars in the ITV show alongside his father. Bradley also has a daughter named Hayley from his previous relationship. The whole family live in Essex.
Mr. Walsh is 59 years old presently. He is 175cm tall with a weight of 72kg. The color of his eyes is light blue, and his hair is brown.
Bradley Walsh Net Worth
The personality in question is a television presenter, singer, comedian, actor, and former professional footballer. So how much is Bradley Walsh net worth 2020, and how much does he earn at the end of every year from his several occupations?
Salary & Earnings
The Sun previously reported that Bradley Walsh had been paid over $17.7 million for all his endeavors between 2016 and 2018 alone, providing him with an average earning of about $8.8m a year while making him one of the highest-earning stars in the United Kingdom.
His earnings from his work is channelled into his company named “Wingit Productions”, which he runs with Donna his wife. Their company is said to worth around $13 million. .
Assets, Houses, Cars, Wealth
The Sun also noted that his earnings in the last year was a big step up for Bradley Walsh who, as recently as year 2000, was living in a terraced house in East London worth $188,000. He now owns a five-bedroom house in Essex, having sold his previous mansion for $4.7 million three years ago.
Bradley Walsh net worth 2020 is estimated at $12 million. Of course, this figure will continue to be on the rise with all things being equal, as the 59-year-old will certainly go on with his career which has now spanned over forty years.