‘It’s important to be cautious.’ Bradley Walsh expresses his concerns about pursuing a career in television since ‘people become tired.’
BRADLEY WALSH has spoken out about his concerns for his TV career, admitting that managing multiple on-screen roles requires him to be “extremely mindful of overkill.”
Bradley Walsh, 61, of The Chase, has confessed that his diverse television career has its drawbacks. In recent years, the actor and TV host has played Graham O’Brien in Doctor Who while also co-hosting The Chase, Blankety Blank, Beat the Chasers, and Take Off with Holly Willoughby.
The multi-talented celebrity has also starred in Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad, an ITV travelogue that follows his trips with his son Barney Walsh.
Bradley is now preparing to play Pop Larkin in the upcoming ITV series The Larkins.
Bradley confessed that he is concerned about boring viewers by participating in too many shows when asked how he balances his different responsibilities on-screen.
“You have to be extremely mindful of overkill,” the broadcaster told the Radio Times last week.
“It’s easy for people to become bored.”
Despite his reservations, Bradley raved about his new part in The Larkins, which he says is “needed” to “take the edge off” in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Everyone is rushing through life; this tells us to calm down and take it easy,” the celebrity explained.
“It’s set in the 1950s, so your grandmother and grandfather would understand, and it’ll be interesting for today’s kids to see how things were back then.”
“Sometimes you simply need something wonderful, warm, and heartfelt.”
Bradley also revealed details about the show’s casting process.
Following a meeting with ITV director of television Kevin Lygo, he was cast as Pop Larkin.
“Kevin asked whether I’d be interested in doing a light drama,” the actor recalls.
“I really wanted to portray a homicidal madman and do something different than what I’m known for, but nothing came up.”
“However, when he said he wanted me to play Pop in a series written by Simon Nye, I said yes right away.”
“Later, I had a nice email from Richard Bates, HE Bates’s son, who expressed his excitement for the play.”
In other events, after physicians told him that his weight made him a “ticking time bomb,” Bradley recently revealed information of his lifestyle overhaul.
The ITV host was compelled to do so. “Brinkwire News Summary.”