BRADLEY WALSH LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY DAY
The cheery entertainer just loves helping others enjoy themselves – and never more so than at Christmas time
It has been another really busy year,” reflects Bradley. “Sometimes you wonder when you are going to get a day off but, of course, you do – now and then.
“In showbiz, unless you are in a panto, most of your Christmas work has been done a while before the festive season actually starts so you do get a bit of time to go Christmas shopping and then enjoy the big day.
“I always enjoyed Christmas when I was a kid – what kid doesn’t? It wasn’t just about the day itself and opening your presents, it was all the excitement building up to it, seeing all the shops decorated with lights, seeing all the extra bits of food going into the kitchen, that kind of thing. It’s great and good to be a part of it.”
We’ll be seeing a lot of Bradley on TV again during Christmas with special festive editions of TheChase and his return to DoctorWho– which he admits is one of the biggest thrills of his life.
“I was totally a fan of DoctorWho when I was a kid of about eight years old. I think it was William Hartnell in the original black and white series that hooked me. I loved it and played it all the time, talked about it incessantly and Mum and Dad even bought me a battery-operated Dalek which I played with all the time. It’s funny how things turn out. I would never have dreamed then that one day I would be appearing in DoctorWho but here we are and I could not be more excited about it.
“We were filming in Cardiff and I was going backwards and forwards to the ITV studio to record TheChase which is an all-day job as we record three episodes in a day. To be honest I am such a DoctorWho fan that I was excited every day we were filming and I couldn’t wait to see it on my own television at home.”
With Bradley getting more and more offers might it be time to leave TheChase?
“Not a chance,” he said. “I love it. It is great fun and every show is fresh because you meet so many great people from all walks of life. I love it when they win and share their disappointment when they lose.
It is just a great show; you think it might start to lose popularity but it doesn’t.”
How does Bradley cope with all his commitments?
“I have a lot of help both at home and among those great people who organise all these things,” he admitted. “I have
“I am such a DoctorWho fan, I was excited every day we were filming”
always been busy. I was heading towards being a professional footballer, but an ankle injury put paid to that so I became an entertainer. You have to be busy when you are in showbusiness, and you are always working on something while also working on the next something. You just have to make sure that you always enjoy what you do. I like to enjoy every single day – and help everyone else to enjoy their day too.”
No doubt Bradley will be doing his best to help everyone especially enjoy Christmas Day.
“It’s the best day of the year to enjoy yourself and enjoy being with your family, surprise them with their presents and make as many people as possible happy. I do like to prepare for it and then just have a great time. I wish everyone else a great time too.”
With The Chasers William Hartnell as The Doctor