"Bradley hit the mark. He did his homework and brought it all into a brilliant performance."
Bradley Walsh, once a professional footballer with Brentford, has become a household name on a very different playing field.
Bradley turned himself into a comedian. His break came with an invitation to star on the Royal Variety Performance, which led to a series alongside Joe Pasquale. He then made the first of many appearances with Des O'Connor, easily winning over TV audiences with his laddish charm.
Next Bradley took over from Nicky Campbell as presenter of The Wheel of Fortune, quickly establishing his own style. He also took up the reins of the National Lottery Show - before landing a starring role in Coronation Street and winning a Best Actor nomination at the National Television Awards.
Other TV credits include the drama Torn, an adaptation of Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop and BBC 2's upmarket reality show, Maestro.
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