The Chase's Bradley Walsh set for eye operation

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The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh is set for a future operation to fix a painful eye condition.

The 61-year-old has been open about his battle with blepharitis, which leads to red, swollen, and itchy eyelids during nasty flare-ups.

Bradley told This Morning: “People don’t realise I have seriously bad blepharitis.

“I have to take one pill a day for it or I really struggle. I am going to need my eyes operated on at some point to sort it out.

“So many times, people have commented on how I look. But they don’t realise. If I take medication though, I’m fine.”

Blepharitis is not usually serious, but if left untreated, it can lead to further problems, including dry eyes, cysts, and conjunctivitis.

The former Coronation Street star is thought to be one of the richest earners on daytime TV, reportedly earning £1m a year due to his popularity on ITV.

The eye condition is not Bradley’s only recent health battle. Previously, his cardiologist revealed he needed to get fitter because of high cholesterol levels.

He also lost weight, and gave up alcohol and fatty foods, following warnings he faced an increased risk of death due to his size.

Bradley Walsh’s father died of heart disease aged 59, which added to those concerns.

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