The Chase's Bradley Walsh reveals he's lost a stone and a half through boxing training
THE CHASE’S Bradley Walsh reveals he’s lost a stone and a half through boxing training on The Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Show.
The 60-year-old was joined on the festive special by his son Barney to discuss their new series Breaking Dad, along with Michelle Keegan, Sir Mo Farah, Emily Atack and Kevin Bridges.
Set to air on Christmas Eve at 10pm on ITV, the much-anticipated Jonathan Ross Christmas Show has a host of famous guests and faces.
Discussing filming with son Barney for Breaking Dad, The Chase host revealed he’d shaped up since starting boxing again.
Speaking to fellow guest Kevin Bridges, 34, about losing weight during lockdown, the former Corrie legend revealed: “I’m back boxing training now. Full time. I’ve done about a stone and a half in weight.”
Kevin, meanwhile, added that he’s also lost weight in the lockdown.
He said: “I got the 5K done. I thought, I’m going to keep going. I thought I’d done maybe four times that – I looked at the watch, it was about 8K…
“I’ve lost a bit, put a bit on.. I’m still in profit. From my heaviest to my lightest was about three stone. I’ve spent a stone. So I’ve still got 2 stone in the bank.”
Back in July Bradley was warned by doctors he would die if he did not lose weight immediately after having a major heart scare.
The Chase star is a high risk after dad Daniel died of heart disease aged 59 was so shocked he gave up booze and fatty food.
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’.’’
After turning 60 last month, and the dire warning from his cardiologist, The Chase host has totally quit booze and given up carbs.
Bradley hopes to alert others about the “silent killer” of heart disease — and encourage those at risk to get tested.
He told The Sun on Sunday: “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 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.
“I’m not on statins but what my heart guy said was, ‘Look, Brad, if you start training, all that (cholesterol) will drop. You need to get fit’.
“I was a time bomb. I was quite lucky in regards to the calcium test but my doctor said I produce too much cholesterol. It’s a silent killer.
“And this was literally just prior to lockdown. Then lockdown hit. I got on the scales and saw I’d hit 14st 9lbs, 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.”
The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show is on Thursday 24th December at 10pm on ITV.
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