Bradley Walsh Biography
ITV’s very own Bradley Walsh has had one of the most diverse careers in showbiz spanning across a wide range of media and genres, allowing him to become a well-respected and familiar figure within the entertainment industry.
Bradley Walsh’s career truly began in 2004 when he played the loveable rogue Danny Baldwin in the award-winning soap ‘Coronation Street’. Danny was an extremely popular character with audiences and the role earned Bradley the title of ‘Best Actor’ at The Royal Television Society Awards, The TV Times Awards and at the BSA’s (British Soap Award’s) in 2006. He also received three Best Actor nominations at ‘The National Television Awards’ for his performance. Since its inception, Bradley has played the lead role, Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brookes, in ITV’s hugely successful ‘Law and Order’ UK series. Broadcast in 18 countries and hitting audience ratings of over 5 million at its peak in the UK, it is a constant hit with audiences. Following this success, Bradley has since starred in films such as ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’ and ‘Happy Ending’.
2014 was a busy year for Bradley as he continued to present the cult tea time game show ‘The Chase’ on ITV, alongside ‘The Celebrity Chase’. He also presented the new ITV prime time show ‘Keep it in the Family’. Due to huge critical acclaim and success, the show has been recommissioned for a second series which began recording in March 2015. Bradley will also be playing the lead role of ‘Brutus’ in the brand new six part BBC1 comedy ‘The Sun Trap’, alongside Kayvan Novak. In other presenting roles; Bradley has played host to a number of celebrity guests on the Saturday night game show ‘Odd One In’, pitting his wits against regular panellists, Peter Andre and Jason Manford. Bradley is very excited about presenting the ‘Crime Thriller Awards’ for the third year running, an event which celebrates the elite of crime novels and productions of the year.
Philanthropy has always been extremely important to Bradley both personally and professionally. He has completed various charitable work and currently acts as patron of the Make A Wish Foundation. He regularly takes part in the fantastic UNICEF event ‘Soccer Aid’, playing for the England team at both Old Trafford and Wembley. Bradley enjoyed coaching the 2014 England team for Soccer Aid in June 2014.
Bradley is one of those special and highly imaginative individuals with a gift for observing the ordinary and making it interesting. He is one of the rare breed of comedians who can perform in the alternative Comedy Store, as well as being an excellent crowd pleaser in family entertainment. He has reaffirmed his talent for speaking and has proved himself a resounding success on the speaking and hosting circuit.