Bradley Walsh's Height
5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
English Actor, comedian and tv presenter best known for Law & Order UK, Doctor Who, Lock Stock, Mike Bassett England Manager and presenting The Chase. On his CV he was listed 5ft 9, although in an early football profile he gave his height as 5ft 8.5.
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Average Guess (30 Votes)
5ft 8.4in (173.7cm)
Nik Ashton said on 8/Sep/20
There is a lady on 'The Chase' right now and she looks similar in height to Bradley Walsh! 😎🥒🎩
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Aug/20
This afternoon on an old Chase showing on the Challenge Channel, there was a question about the structure of a violin. The contestant was asked: what is the name of the squiggly openings (my words, not Brad's) incorporated into the stringed instrument? The options were:
a) The Z-Hole
b) The F-Hole (Brad starts smirking), or
c) The A-Hole
By the time option 'c' came up, Brad's face was a total mass of laughter. The elderly lady contestant went for 'A-Hole', and Brad came out with, "I didn't know you were that kind of girl!"
I'm sure lots of people watch The Chase for moments like this, but for me it's just a very welcome bonus. I defy anyone not to join in with Brad's laughter....so, so funny!
Tall In The Saddle said on 29/Jul/20
Funny thing. I knew someone who swore that Bradley Walsh played "Mike" in THE YOUNG ONES. I told them it was a different actor who played "Mike", that actor being Christopher Ryan (who also has a page here). They couldn't be told. No way. LOL. Oh well. No harm, no foul. There is some fair resemblance but Christopher was a lot shorter at barely over 5 feet.
Had the same thing re Norm from CHEERS played by George Wendt. A friend swore blind that Norm was played by the facially similar but very much larger John Goodman.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/20
@ Clark - I never knew that Brad's an Arsenal fan. I'll be sure to tell my boyfriend, who will be most impressed, being an Arsenal fan himself!
Cheers, Clark! 😃👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jul/20
It's not often that you see Bradley speechless, but it happened just now.
When Brad asked which Chaser a male contestant wished to take on, he replied, "I'd like to take down some frosty knickers..." 😲 referring to Anne Hegarty, whose nickname is 'Frosty Knickers', but is a really nice, warm human being and clever and quick-witted with it.
Well, on came Shaun Wallace instead. I doubted that it would be Anne because she had just been the Chaser in another game, beating the two successful contestants, one of whom had bravely battled his way to winning a potential £50,000. They didn't win with their 17 correct answers, but Anne congratulated them nonetheless, especially John, the fellow who had done so well, which makes him a winner in my eyes regardless.
There's no need to be so downright rude on this feel-good quiz. In future, leave the humour to Bradley, who's just like an innocent little schoolboy with his infectious laughter - and the Chasers themselves, to whom the laughter comes naturally.
Bradley stared in open-mouthed amazement and I gulped with shock. The contestant, who must have been sixty something, didn't have to embarrass one of the treasured Chasers like that. It was rude and unnecessary, and looked very much as though it had been badly pre-rehearsed.
I've enjoyed two of Brad's 'Law and Order UK' showings this week, and Brad is a really good actor as well as one of my favourite quiz masters. He acts with the niece of the late Sir Christopher Lee, Harriet Walter. I thought she looked familiar, having played the central character in a particularly harrowing 'Inspector Morse', in which she starred as a prison officer on a mission of revenge, entitled 'The Day of the Devil'.
The multi-talented Bradley gets 5ft8.5.
Clark said on 26/Jul/20
It doesn’t matter how tall he is but I met him on the underground and was quite surprised how small he was I stood next to him and I am not too tall either at 5.9 but I stood at least 3 inches taller.
I am going 5ft 6 inch for Brad, who incidentally is a really nice guy and fellow Arsenal fan.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/20
There's a lady on 'The Chase' right now who has a lisp. She's impressively clever and has answered a question correctly which Anne Hegarty didn't get. With a brain like hers, there's no reason why she shouldn't have led a highly successful life. Then she came out with the job she used to do: she was a primary school teacher, and we all know what little *iss-takers kids can be, don't we children?
Brad gets 5ft8.5 😃👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jun/20
On Brad's 9 o'clock Chase on Challenge this morning, there was a gentleman, Mike, who had a collection of 450 teddy bears 🐻 and a retired cattery 🐈 owner called Jacky. She wanted to buy her husband a boat for his Birthday. Brad asked her what he wanted to do with it, and she replied, "Sail in it!" 🚣♂️😆
Both cuddly contestants made it through to the final - hooray! 😄
Brad gets 5ft8.5. 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Jun/20
🎂🎁 Happy 6️⃣0️⃣th Birthday Brad! 🎁🎂
Congratulations to Bradley Walsh, who celebrated his Big 6️⃣-0️⃣ yesterday, the 4th June. Let's hope he had a great day!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/May/20
The other night, there was a question on 'The Chase' as to the name of the weaver in the Shakespeare play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
The answer, of course, was Bottom. That resulted in the casting of my mind back to the fun I used to have at my Mum's expense regarding the Shakespearean play. I'd start reading Bottom's lines when we were playing cards, which really wound her up! But that's nothing! When I was about 8 or 9, every pastry baking Sunday, we'd be given a pastry ball to mould into whichever shape we pleased. One Sunday, after Sunday school, one such session took place. I made a bottom out of my pastry ball! I'm not insulting anyone's intelligence by explaining what the sultanas were....
Let's just say, I got a spanking for it, but I was laughing so much that it didn't hurt a jot!
Fun-lovin' Brad can have 5ft8.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/May/20
@ Dazzler - Were you, per chance, on 'The Chase'? 😁👍
Dazzler said on 30/Apr/20
I'm 6'8 and when I met him he said he was 5'8 and a half, but the cheeky laugh afterwards makes me think the half doesn't exist, because its exactly what I do too and I'm only 6'7 and three quarters
Nik Ashton said on 29/Apr/20
A lady on “Beat the Chasers” yesterday was very similar in height to Bradley Walsh! 😀👌
Nik said on 28/Apr/20
@ Sandy Cowell - I would love this to happen, if the producers of "The Chase" asked Nigel to come on the show I think he may oblige! I would love to meet Bradders and it would be great if Rob met him!
Anne Widdecombe would be a great addition to celebheights!
There was a contestant on "Beat The Chasers" just now and he was about Bradder's height!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Apr/20
This Chase is seriously entertaining! There's a very tall and attractive, blonde model-type Welsh girl playing and when I saw her, I thought "I hope Mark doesn't start up on the blonde leg-pulling!" 👱♀️🖕
He didn't have to! She scored just £2K in the cash build-up, and Mark Labbett said, "That was terrible!"
She's answered more questions, highly likely by luck than anything else in the next round, in which she chose to play for a pound, but she DID get through! I can't make my mind up who's taller; the girl or Brad.
Hooray! The blonde, the redhead and the French teacher have beaten the Chaser! Well done guys!
Braddles gets 5ft8.5. His posture is good.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/20
@ Nik - It could happen if, perhaps one day, Nigel agrees to appear on a Celebrity edition of 'The Chase'! Ann Widdecombe did....
Hmmmm... I don't think she has a page here yet. I think she could be 4ft11 or so. She'd be the shortest of the Politicians, too!
Bradley gets his usual 5ft8.5 and a thumbs up emoji for consistently making me laugh!
Nik said on 20/Apr/20
It would be great to see a photograph of him with Nigel Farage!
said on 10/Apr/20
@ Rob - Could he be your height twin?
It is likely he has lost a fraction by now, so could measure around same range.
Sandy A Cowell said on 8/Apr/20
Bradley’s has been in stitches again, this time laughing at a Michael Jackson impersonator! I must admit, it was very funny, but good nonetheless. Trey Parker and Matt Stone might have wanted to borrow his voice for their song “Wishing Tree”, from their comedy take on the singer in “South Park”! Now that was FUNNY!
Brad gets 5ft8.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Mar/20
There was another funny question on today's Chase! The contestant was asked the name of the whiskey capital of the World. The three possibilities were:-
b) Rufftown or
The player, who'd built up quite a rapport with Bradley, said to the s ing host, "I hope it's not Gufftown!" I was secretly hoping it was, but went with Dufftown, thinking of the alcoholic connotations of Homer Simpson's favourite lager. It was! 😭
Braddles gets 5ft8.5. There was a lady on a showing yesterday who made him look like an absolute GIANT!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Feb/20
The other night, Brad was helpless with laughter AGAIN!
There was a question about what a court jester did on Christmas Day to entertain the King. (Henry II) 👑
The third answer was passing wind! The Chaser was Anne Hegerty and she got it right.
I was surprised that Brad hadn't heard of Roland the Farter, the name of whom wasn't mentioned, but I felt it should have been! Well, it's not something the average school teaches; there would have been uproarious laughter in any school, many of the kids mimicking the King's jester's party piece! He was rewarded handsomely, BTW! (Talk about a party pooper! 💩😄)
5ft8.5 for funny old Brad! 😂😂🤣💨
Alan Shadrake said on 31/Jan/20
I'm sure Jenny Ryan is quite young but why does she sport such an old fashioned hair-style She looks absolutely ghastly with that beehive on top of her head. Exotic birds have more imagination.
Nik said on 28/Jan/20
This guy looks average!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jan/20
There was a young lady Chase contestant on an old showing just now who played for £30,000 and GOT THROUGH! She was noticeably taller than Bradley, so I put her at 5ft10.5-11. He doesn't mind at all! I've noticed he's got the confidence to look up to anyone, whether it's a she or a he....
Bradders gets 5ft8.5.👩🧔👨🙃
Nik said on 16/Jan/20
@ Terence Perring - The average is not so high!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/20
Bradley just witnessed a lady player on 'The Chase' named Carolyn accumulate £20K singlehandedly. She was the only player to make it through to the final against Mark Labbett and her performance wasn't quite good enough to have her win, but she was a winner in my eyes regardless. So impressive was this lady, standing there with her light-brown hair tied in a ponytail and her height considerably shorter than Bradley's, that she made me think, "You don't have to be tall to make a difference! Just good at what you do - and believe in yourself."
Both Bradley and Mark offered her their congratulations. I won't be forgetting her in a hurry. 🏅😁👍
Bradders gets 5ft8.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/19
There have been some extra funny questions on The Chases tonight, causing uproarious laughter. One of them was, "In Germany, what is the cartoon character Andy Capp better known?"
The possibilities were:-
a) Dick Tingeler
b) Helmut Schmacker or
c) Willi Wakker?
Bradley was laughing more and more with each answer. The correct one was c). I, of course, didn't laugh because I didn't understand them! 🤞🙅♂️🤞
Braddles gets 5ft8.5. 😂😂😂
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/19
The next contestant, Jane, is quite a bit taller than Bradley. I've checked and she wears flat shoes. I'd put her at around 5ft10.5 or just under.
Bradley clearly doesn't give a hoot! He's leaning on the cash builder pokey-outy thing with his legs crossed as he looks up to the leopardskin-clad dance teacher! 🐆😂
Good on you, Brad! 👍👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/19
There's a guy on Bradley's 'The Chase' right now and if he wins any money, he wishes to buy a cow because he has a nice, big field. 🐄
Typically, Bradley expressed an interest in the subject, and said, "I don't know what to look for when it comes to buying a cow. How much is a cow?"
The contestant replied, "It depends on the quality and type of cow."
I knew it was coming, but Brad added, "Preferably one with two legs!" 😃
The fellow, Mike, makes Bradley look quite tall with his 5ft8.5. He's kept his height very well, but one mustn't forget that he used to be a footballer and should know everything and anything about keeping fit. I've never seen him carrying even a few surplus pounds. Now he is an actor too, and that must keep him fit.
Yes, still 5ft8.5 for Bradders! 🐮🤠
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Oct/19
Was Bradders in 'Dr Who'? Well I never knew that! It's amazing what you learn on Celebheights!
5ft8.5. He towers over some the female Chase contestants - and some of the male ones. He's always mentioning people's heights, so it's definitely a subject that's close to his heart. I've grown to really like him! He's so funny and you can tell he knows the answers to many of the questions. The other day, a man corrected his grammar, and he knew alright what was grammatically correct and what wasn't. For a little while he spoke 'properly' and what at one time I found slightly annoying for a quizmaster, I now respect; he's being true to his roots!
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
He may be about Rob’s height nowadays, or slightly less!
said on 28/Sep/19
Rob is Bradley definitely still this tall? He looks kind of short on the chase but maybe it’s the camera angle. He strikes me as more of a weaker 5’8 guy.
Average guess is exactly the same as my low though so I’d probably be similar to him. 5’8 on the nose from me.
A 1/4 inch loss at his age isn't entirely improbable.
Nik Ashton said on 27/Sep/19
There was a young man and a young woman on “The Chase” yesterday and they were both about the same height as Bradder’s!
Nik Ashton said on 26/Sep/19
It would be great to be photographed with him!
Nik Ashton said on 26/Sep/19
I’m sure that I heard (or read it!) that he once claimed to be 5’8” on The Chase! He is not small at all!
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
His son Barney is listed as 5’7” on several sites!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Aug/19
Bradley's had the giggles again!
A woman was asked which Carry On film Fort Zoissantneuf came from. It took a few seconds to click, but when it did...😂😂😂😂♋
I got it wrong! I went for 'Carry On Loving'! I believe it was 'Carry On Follow That Camel', but I was too busy laughing along with Bradders to remember 💯%!
Lately, Bradley's been looking rather tall; there have been quite a few shorties on 'The Chase'.
Today he gets 5ft8.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jun/19
There was a question just now on 'The Chase' as to what Beethoven's first name was. The contestant didn't know. Braddles said Ludwig, but in Germany it's pronounced LudVIG! 😝
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/May/19
On 'The Chase' right now, there's a little woman called Vee standing next to Bradley in flats and she makes him look huge! Her brainpower isn't miniscule though....
She's just got through with £23,000! Bradley gets through at 5ft8.5. Yes, it's voting time again! 😉👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Apr/19
A little old lady on 'The Chase' just now told Bradley about a job she got sacked from. She had been working for a building company in the erection department, and whenever she answered the phone and had to quote the department she was representing, she'd be laughing! Her boss pulled her to one side and told her that she had too frivolous an attitude to keep the job, so she was sacked!
Bradley was laughing and cracking double entendres, the three others were in hysterics and as for Anne, she said, "I have a new ambition in life. When I grow up, I want to be you!" 😂😂😂
I thought the lady was particularly tiny in comparison to Bradley, until I noticed that she actually sitting down!
Brad can have 5ft8.5.
Nik said on 11/Apr/19
He is probably Rob's height at most nowadays!
Littlelee168cm said on 23/Jan/19
His son barney is listed 5ft 7 and sometimes looks shorter than Bradley then other photos appears taller my guess is 5ft 7ish is right and Bradley may be shrinking in his late 50s
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jan/19
Bradley played a large part in my Festive entertainment, as the 'Challenge' Channel' showed loads of episodes every day, and I couldn't stop watching them!
One dark evening, I turned over to BBC1, only to find Bradley was starring in an episode of 'Doctor Who'! It would seem there was no escaping him!
This funny quiz host, yet serious actor gets 5ft8.5.
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/18
I have noticed how much knowledge Bradley is gathering up as quizmaster in 'The Chase'! He is such a bubbly, fun fellow to host the show, making it that much more enjoyable. I have simply FEASTED on this quiz throughout the Festive Season, which has been on the 'Challenge' Channel each and every day.
Good on you Bradders!
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/18
Bradley was in fits of giggles today because there was a contestant getting question after question right - and they were nearly all guesses! After each correct answer, she did a little dance! Even Anne was having to suppress the laughter!
Bradley stands well and could pass for a touch taller than his actual 5ft8.5. I've also thought that while watching him on 'Law and Order UK'. It's hard to think they're one and the same guy sometimes because of the contrast of personalities!
Terence Perring said on 23/Dec/18
He looks shorter than most of his male guests. I thin he was 5'8'' max bu is nearly 60 so will maybe have lost half an inch or so. I reckon he's 5'7.5'' Under average if not short. They say the average guy is 5'10'' but I'm 5'11'' and most guys in the hospital where I work are taller than me, i feel short! Average height must be 6'1'' in there and in society, I think it's nearer 6ft these days.
Littlelee168cm said on 31/Aug/18
He was 9 inches taller than 4ft 11 Lucy porter in an episode of the chase 5ft 8 on the dot sounds accurate
Quoter86 said on 15/Aug/17
A celebrity on the chase kept making fun of him for being short. Forgot her name, a black lady in her 30s. Anyone know? Seems odd that she ridiculed him given a third of men are 5'8.5 or shorter. I suppose it's proof of just how high standards, pun intended, some women have when even men at this height are seen as short!
Spot on listing for Bradley.
Anonymous said on 24/May/17
24th of May 2017,tonight at the London palladium on itv. Bradley was 2 inches shorter than 5ft 9 Brian Conely.....
Nik said on 24/Mar/17
Well yes I was right about Jenny Ryan being under 5'8", I always thought that 5'7" was right for her. Like you I thought that Shaun Wallace was 6'2" and I was surprised to see him down as 6'3". I also think you could be right about Mark Labet's height but I am less sure about how tall Paul Sinha and Anne Hegerty are though. Yes it's good to see Jenny and Shaun added, I wonder if there will ever be a full house of "Chasers" on here?
Mark said on 21/Mar/17
Yes you're right, in fact Rob has just added the height of Jenny & Shaun :)
Nik said on 8/Mar/17
I think some of these may be too high. I think Jenny Ryan could be 5'7" as opposed to the 5'8" that you said.
Mark said on 3/Feb/17
Here are my guesstimates for the chasers
'The Beast' Mark Labbett - 6'6
'Dark Destroyer' Shaun Wallace - 6'2
'The Sinahman' Paul Sinah - 5'8.5
'The Governess' Anne Hegerty - 5'6.5
'The Vixen' Jenny Ryan - 5'8
Rob would you agree with those estimates?
said on 29/Jan/17
Have you ever considered going on a show like the chase? I think with your extensive knowledge on random trivia to do with celebs it would be worth a go, maybe mention celebheights on there also!
Editor Rob: if I was going to do that, I'd try something like Bargain Hunt!
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jan/17
It's funny to think that this is the same actor in 'Law and Order UK' when he's doing his stunt as quizmaster on 'The Chase'! I like it when he can't stop laughing at rude things!
Sometimes, he surprises me with what he actually knows on this quiz and at other times I squirm at his bad grammar. Being a quizmaster, he ought to know better!
I have to admit that Bradley is very open about his height and age! That makes him seem a good, solid, trustworthy person! What you see is what you get and balls to you if you don't like it!
I think he just tops the 5ft8.5 he admits to.
said on 1/Oct/16
Im not sure on Bradley but he is somewhere in the 5ft 8 range, im going to go with 5ft 8.25
Editor Rob: nowadays he looks a rough 5ft 8, but his football 5ft 8.5 listing, it's kinda believable.
Nik said on 24/Sep/16
Between 5'7.5 and 5'8-5. In general society he is an average sized bloke or slightly under but not short. For men I would say:
Short - under 5'7
Under average - 5'7 - 5'8
Average - 5'8 - 5'10
Above Average - 5'10 - 5'11
Tall - 5'11 - 6'2
Very Tall - 6'2 +
Quoter 987 said on 14/Sep/16
He gets a lot of short jokes from various contestants on The Chase. Pretty obscene as he's in average range, it's sub 5'8 where you are short but not 5'8.5". It's usually women who mock him and he's taller than them which makes it all the more ludicrous.
Anyway this listing seems spot on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, also had a lengthy stint on Coronation Street...
Johno said on 27/Apr/16
No taller than Peter Andre.
movieguy said on 16/Apr/16
Seen Mark Labbett in person on a few occasions. He is massive 6'6'' to 6'7'' very broad shouldered. This is one guy who does not exaggerate his height.
Y2A said on 7/Jul/15
Shaun Wallace looks 6'2" range next to Labbett.
Rob, would you consider adding Labbett since he's openly claimed a height himself?
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Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 15/Jun/12
Rob there was an episode of "The Chase" and a question "How tall is the middle of the net in tennis?" 3 foot, 4 foot or 5 foot.
Walsh then said "Well Im 5ft 8, so its not going to be 5ft is it?"
Manitobaboy said on 17/Apr/08
The characters on Corrie are usually taller and younger than the actors who play them. That is a show with a very average (if not less than average) height range. Very few actors are 6' (Dev and Kirk are close) and Walsh would have been moderately taller than most - approximating a 5'10" height on the show.
I've watched that show since I was kid - it was a staple of my grandmother. Being Canadian and of British heritage, there's something about it's raw humour and blue collar smalltown-ness which is appealing.
Johnny Briggs is a small man. He was on a Canadian Talk Show (The Hour) promoting donations for Altzheimers and he was at least three inches shorter than George, the host who's only 5'8."
Bill Roache, (Linus's dad) another staple on that show, is not big either - I think he may even have shrunk to 5'7.5"
Robert.R said on 19/Jan/07
She was describing the character, not the actor. I agree with Anonymous, 5'7".
Mike said on 5/Jan/07
According to "Frankie" on Coronation street while they were looking for him, she described him as 5'10''
Anonymous said on 19/Dec/06
I worked with him for a year he's 5'7
Earl said on 6/Aug/06
I agree with Justin. Maybe 5'8" but never 5'9".
Justin said on 29/Jul/06
I'm a photographer for a local newspaper and took lots of photo's of Bradley for a panto launch. He is about 5'8... No more than that. I'm 5'7 and he was hardley any taller than me, and I had flat shoes on.
Paul said on 5/May/06
Could be...I was going by Johnny's height given on here.
Paul said on 22/Mar/06
Looks about 5'10 in Coronation Street if Johnny Briggs is 5'6 1/2.
Martin Holmes said on 25/Feb/06
Im sure i read in an article that he's 5"8
Alan said on 24/Feb/06
He was dwarfed by that Richard Fleeshman when he was on Des and Mel. Does anyone know Fleeshman's height?