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Bradley Walsh's Family and Personal Life as He Becomes a Grandfather This Year

Stephen Thompson
Aug 14, 2021
06:20 A.M.
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Bradley Walsh is primarily famous for entertaining the public with his top-notch acting and comedic skills. However, the star has a very intriguing personal life, which many might not know about.


Born on June 4, 1960, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, actor, and singer Bradley Walsh is one of the biggest and most loved entertainers in the world. He is very famous for his appearance on the TV show "The Chase" and his character as Danny Baldwin in "Coronation Street."

Apart from enjoying a successful career that has spanned decades, the television presenter has a family, which he is proud of. Bradley is married to his lovely wife, Donna Derby, who is his rock and support. Let's meet Derby.

Bradley Walsh and his wife Donna Walsh attend the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 06, 2021. | Photo: Getty Images

Bradley Walsh and his wife Donna Walsh attend the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 06, 2021. | Photo: Getty Images



Just like her husband, Derby has achieved commendable heights in the world of entertainment. She is a former dancer and choreographer and has appeared in popular music videos, like Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible."

The dance expert also worked on the Miss World pageant as a choreographer. Asides from being engaged in the dance industry, Derby also enjoys appearing on television shows. She was in six episodes of "The Kenny Everett Television Show" between 1987 and 1988.



Bradley and Derby began their relationship in 1992 and walked down the aisle five years later. The pair constantly show off their marriage and describe each other with fabulous superlatives in public.

During a 2006 chat with Mirror, the "Coronation Street" actor revealed that Derby was not just beautiful, but she was also the most fantastic wife and mother. As every wife should do, the former dancer supports her husband, especially when it comes to his career.


In the interview, Bradley made it known that his wife encouraged him to pursue his acting career, even though it meant them being apart. According to the comedian, he signed with "Coronation Street" because Derby recognized what it would do for him.

The couple is parents to their 23-year-old son, Barney Walsh, while Bradley also fathers a daughter, Hayley Walsh, from a previous relationship. Here is some information about the lovebirds' children.



Barney is Bradley's youngest child. Just like his father, the former has chosen to pursue a career in the movie industry. He has featured in several movies including, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," "Doctors," and "Law & Order UK."

The young star is not only an excellent actor, but he is also a stunning presenter. Barney worked on the Miss World Pageant in 2017 and 2018 as a presenter and toured with the "Beauty With a Purpose" project.



Born in 1982, Hayley is Bradley's first child and daughter, who he shares with his ex-girlfriend, Derby Parker. She has grown into a beautiful woman with a career path outside of the entertainment industry.

According to her Instagram bio, Hayley was trained at the London School of Reflexology and is a MAR reflexologist. Hayley currently lives with her boyfriend, Tom, and their pet, Ned, in Hertfordshire.



Bradley is set to be a grandfather for the first time, as Hayley took to her Instagram page in February to announce the news of her pregnancy. In the post, Hayley shared a picture of a sign with the inscription "Maternity Leave" written over it.

She also confessed that being pregnant during the pandemic had been a little bit tricky. However, she had spent months learning and preparing for the baby's arrival.



While Bradley has amassed great fame and fortune in his career, he has had his fair share of struggles. Once, the icon admitted that he was at risk of dying from heart disease, just like his father had.

According to Bradley, his body produced too much cholesterol, and he was a ticking time bomb. The comedian has resulted in keeping fit, living a healthier lifestyle, and going for medical checkups at the Loughton Cardiac Clinic.

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