The Chase's Bradley Walsh struggling with 'seriously bad' health condition

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The Chase's Bradley Walsh struggling with 'seriously bad' health condition

Bradley Walsh has opened up about his 'seriously bad' health condition as he candidly discussed his health woes. The Chase star, 63, detailed his struggles in a past interview with GB News host, Eamonn Holmes.

ITV's The Chase star Bradley revealed he suffers with an eye condition called blepharitis – which causes swollen, itchy eyelids and often results in the sufferer's eyes being completely stuck together when they wake in the morning.

"People don’t realise I have seriously bad blepharitis," he explained to Eamonn. "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."

Sharing an update on his health woes in 2020, Bradley said he felt 'lucky' after managing to get his cholesterol levels down after doctors warned him of the 'silent killer'. At the time, Bradley shared: "I was a time bomb. I was quite lucky in regards to the calcium test but my doctor said I produce too much cholesterol. It’s a silent killer. I thought, 'Oh crikey, I’m gonna be bang in trouble here if I don’t lose the weight and start dealing with this'."

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It comes after Bradley recently revealed he had a very surprising first job before finding TV fame and being beloved by millions. The star, best known for hosting the hit ITV game show The Chase, was recently named the UK’s richest solo TV host with a reported fortune of £18.6 million, and is also a talented actor.

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Bradley began his TV career hosting Wheel of Fortune, then went on to front Odd One In, Blankety Blank, Keep It In The Family and The Chase, as well as the spin-off game show Beat The Chasers. He’s also starred in Coronation Street, playing Danny Baldwin for two years until 2006, then landed a role in the hugely successful Law & Order: UK.

The Chase's Bradley Walsh struggling with 'seriously bad' health conditionThe TV star was once upon a time a professional footballer (Collect Unknown)
The Chase's Bradley Walsh struggling with 'seriously bad' health conditionBradley carved out a successful career for himself in showbiz (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

He then jumped over to theBBCto star as Graham O'Brien in Doctor Who from 2018 to 2022, and also fronted ITV’s reboot of The Darling Buds of May, The Larkins, last year. But before finding fame, the dad-of-two was a professional footballer, and played for several clubs in the late 1970s.

The much-loved TV star turned professional at the age of 18, and was signed up by Brentford, mainly featuring on the reserves team before being loaned out to Barnet. He made five appearances in the Southern Football League from 1979 to 1980, and also played for Tring Town, Boreham Wood and Chalfont St Peter.

However, horrific injuries cut his blossoming football career short, as he broke both of his ankles and was forced to bid farewell to his dream job. Luckily, Bradley proved that he got what it takes to make it big in the acting and presenting world.

Susan Knox

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