The Chase's Bradley Walsh shares the "time bomb" health scare that changed his lifestyle

Must See 07/07/2020

The Chase host Bradley Walsh has opened up about a recent health scare. Doctors urged the British TV host to lose weight and get fit over concerns of issues with his heart.

Bradley's father died from similar causes when he was 59, after celebrating his 60th birthday - Bradley became more conscious of his health to avoid meeting a similar fate.

"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’." he told The Sun.

He has since quit booze, carbs, eating more healthy and working out.

“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 was 33 when he passed away. I’d just done the Royal Variety Show performance which helped launch my career, but my dad died from heart failure two weeks after that and never got to see it.

“Once you know it’s hereditary, you start having regular tests. Of course it’s a concern. Every couple of years I go and have a full medical..."

"And this was literally just prior to lockdown. Then lockdown hit. I got on the scales and saw I’d hit 93kgs, the heaviest I’ve ever been. I really was quite big."

"I thought, ‘Oh crikey, I’m gonna be bang in trouble here if I don’t lose the weight and start dealing with this’. I decided to get consciously stuck in. So, touch wood, I will be OK."

Sounds like Bradley is really shaking up his lifestyle!