The Chase host Bradley Walsh has revealed his plans to retire from the show

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Monday, 19 July 2021, 9:49AM

The Chase's Bradley Walsh is easily one of the most loved television stars on the planet, but the host shocked his fans over the weekend by revealing his plans to retire in a couple of years.

Not only has Walsh fronted the reality quiz series for over a decade, but he's also starred in a number of other shows in a career spanning 40 years, but he has now hinted that he can see himself wrapping up his showbiz career in the not too distant future.

Speaking on the Sliding Doors podcast, Walsh said: "You know what, in a couple of years' time I won't have to do any of it, I'll be retired and that'll be it."

Talking about his busy schedule, the 61-year-old added: "It seems like I'm on your screen all the time only because I cram everything in a certain area of the year. We make 210 Chases, 16 Celebrity Chases, 16 Beat The Chasers. It's only actually 86 days recording.

"So out of 365 days, you'd imagine I have loads of time off. But once you've got your bedrock of shows set in, that allows you then to go off and do other things.

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"I don't actually have time off, I have meetings, I have personal appearances I have to make and stuff like that with other things I've got going on, so it's quite tricky to juggle it about."

Walsh has also hosted game shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Odd One In and Keep It In The Family.

He's also starred as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street, as DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK and most recently as Graham O'Brien in Doctor Who.

On top of that, the father-of-two has fronted his own show, Bradley Wash & Son: Breaking Dad, where he stars alongside his son Barney.

If that wasn't enough of a CV, Walsh has released two albums; Chasing Dreams (2016) and When You're Smiling (2017).