‘I was a time bomb’: Bradley Walsh, 60, reveals he has quit booze and shed 10lb after doctors warned he could die from heart disease
- The TV personality said he was spurred into taking action after health scare
- Bradley revealed he has quit booze and shed 10lb following doctors’ warning
- At the time he said he weighed 14st 9lb which is the heaviest he’d ever been
- He admitted he had a ‘hang up’ about his own father dying aged 59 and wanted to get past it
Bradley Walsh has revealed he has quit booze and shed 10lb after doctors warned he could die from heart disease.
The TV personality, 60, admitted he was spurred into taking action after a major health scare earlier this year.
Speaking to The Sun about his condition, he said: ‘I was a time bomb. I produce too much cholesterol. It’s a silent killer. My heart guy said, “Look, Brad, you need to get fit”.
Candid: Bradley Walsh has revealed he has quit booze and shed 10lb after doctors warned he could die from heart disease
‘I had a hang-up because my father, Daniel, died at the age of 59. I had it in the back of my mind that I just had to get past my dad’s age.
‘So turning 60 was a bit of milestone… I got on the scales and saw I’d hit 14st 9lbs, the heaviest I’ve ever been. I really was quite big.
Bradley admitted that his weight was coming in at 14st 9lbs, which is the heaviest he has ever been in his life.
At this point he decided to try and turn things around, as he feared the worst would happen if he didn’t take action. He now hopes everything will be okay.
Celebration: Earlier this week, Bradley celebrated his 60th birthday with an emotional surprise party on ITV’s This Morning led by Holly Willougby and Phillip Schofield
Bradley said he has since given up alcohol as well as cakes, breads and pasta, which has helped him shed 10lb.
The Chase presenter also added that the family recently bought a Shiba Inu puppy, called Lulu, which has been helping him exercise daily.
Earlier this month, Bradley celebrated his 60th birthday with an emotional surprise party on ITV’s This Morning led by Holly Willougby and Phillip Schofield.
Emotional: The TV star, who reached the milestone on Thursday, fought back tears as he reflected on his career as he linked up to the studio from his Essex home
The TV star, who reached the milestone on June 3, fought back tears as he reflected on his career as he linked up to the studio from his Essex home.
Holly and Phil wore party hats, fired party poppers and tied up balloons to mark the special occasion, and bought him a basket of Wine Gums, his favourite sweets.
After sharing their congratulations, Bradley told the hosts: ‘It seemed like only yesterday I had my 50th birthday, then all of a sudden, this thing’s happening on the telly, I feel humbled and a bit emotional actually.’
Special day: The This Morning hosts decked out the studio with balloons, party poppers and party hats for the celebrations
Got the giggles: Holly and Phil were in stitches when a marching band started practising, drowning out Bradley
After Holly praised the entertainer for his huge body of work and for still going strong at 60, Bradley shared what he learned at the start of his journey into showbusiness.
He said: ‘A massive piece of advice I was given early on in my career was whatever you do, the easiest part of showbusiness is giving up. Don’t.
‘So when I got a knock back I kept going. I did my first gigs in 1981 and I turned pro in 1986 and from then I went on and on.
‘I’ve had a fantastic time, I’ve really enjoyed it.’
Reflective: The This Morning hosts then revealed they had bought Bradley a large case of Wine Gums
Natural entertainer: Bradley has spent four decades in showbusiness and presented You Must Be Joking in 1989 (pictured)
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