Chase host Bradley Walsh once revealed a warning he received about the Queen early in his television career.
While many fans now know him as the host of ITV’s most popular quiz show, Bradley has had a diverse career to date – from reality TV and documentaries to presenting, acting, singing and comedy.
Best advice Chase host Bradley Walsh ever received it
During a chat in 2016, Bradders revealed how one of his idols, the late Des O’Connor, had given him the best advice he’d ever been given.
It was before the 1993 Royal Variety Performance and Brad was supposed to be doing a comedy set on his long break.
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The day before, the nerves began to reach him. But a phone call from Des calmed him.
Brad didn’t recognize the queen
Part of Des’ advice included wise words about what exactly to do about the Queen who would be watching Bradley’s appearance.
In a chat with HuffPostBradley stated, “I was working on the 1993 Royal Variety Performance. [They recorded it] I got a call from Des O’Connor on Monday and Sunday – I was only a kid, 33, I think I was and it was my first big break.
I didn’t acknowledge the queen until the end, I had to bow and then get out.
“He said to me, ‘Imagine there are no TV cameras, just be yourself, don’t work on the cameras. But also, don’t work with the queen, she’s not interested in comedy, she loves ballet.
“And I took that on board – I only recognized the queen at the end, I had to bow and then get out.”
Royal Variety Performance is a big career boost
Brad said he did “really well” on his Royal Variety performance set.
And he believes that Des’ call alone “got rid of all the worries and nerves” he had.
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Additionally, Bradley said he thinks it really helped kick off his career.
He has since played on Coronation Street, published his own road trip series Breaking Dad with his son Barney, and hosted hundreds of episodes of The Chase.
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