Bradley Walsh 'earned £2m' from TV work last year after return of 90s classic Gladiators

Barney hosts Gladiators with his dad Bradley
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Bradley Walsh, the 64-year-old legendary host of The Chase, has amassed an impressive fortune over his career. He hosted the quiz show Midas Touch in the mid-90s, but it seems he is the one with the golden touch.

Last year, Bradley earned around £2million from his TV work and invested £5m into property and stocks and shares. His main company, Wingit Productions Ltd, continues to grow, with Companies House records showing its worth at £14.5m in 2021, £18.6m in 2022, and a whopping £19.9m in 2023, reports The Mirror.

Bradley recently spent £400,000 on a piece of undeveloped land in Essex, located next to the M25, the country's busiest motorway but it's not known why he decided to purchase the plot.

Bradley Walsh, who won a TV personality award last year, has presented The Chase since it started in 2009
Bradley has presented The Chase since it started in 2009 -Credit:Dave Benett/Getty Images

The former professional footballer has become one of the wealthiest TV stars in recent years, thanks to the success of The Chase and Breaking Dad, which he hosts with his son Barney Walsh, 26.

The father-and-son duo also host the latest version of BBC's Gladiators, with filming for the second series starting in August. Before signing the deal, Bradley was reportedly at the centre of a bidding war between the BBC and ITV.

The star, who has been dubbed the new Bruce Forsyth, lives in a £2.5m converted barn in Essex with his wife Donna. Bradley has been hosting ITV's The Chase for 15 years and has made a fortune from regular panto appearances, two best-selling albums, and roles in Coronation Street and Doctor Who.

Bradley Walsh was among the attendees who scooped an award
Bradley Walsh caused a stir as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street two decades ago -Credit:Getty Images

He is also sought after for lucrative advertising work.

The star made his first appearance on the cobbles in 2004 as as factory boss Danny Baldwin, the nephew of Mike Baldwin. He graced Weatherfield for two years, before making his departure in 2006.

His charming hosting duties on ITV game show The Chase are forever leaving viewers entertained on weekday afternoons.

On Friday's repeat episode, viewers were left chuckling after his 'blunt two word response' to a contestants dig. Anna from Carmarthenshire, was one of the contestants taking on The Vixen, Jenny Ryan, in hopes of taking home a huge cash prize.

After she sailed through the cash builder round, he used his signature line, "Put it there," as he held out his hand for a high five. He then ushered his hand for another high five, before asking for a fist bump.

The contestant then joked: "You're frail, I didn't wanna...," as a shocked Bradley announced: "What do you mean I'm frail? Hop on!" before ushering her back to her seat.