Jeremy Clarkson has responded in his signature candid style to the news that Bradley Walsh has emerged as the richest TV presenter in the UK. The star of “Clarkson’s Farm” took to Twitter to address a fan’s comment after “The Chase” presenter surpassed Ant and Dec on the rich list this week.
Reports indicate that Bradley, aged 63, boasts a staggering fortune of £18.6 million, with his bank balance growing by £3.5 million over the past year, securing his position at the top ahead of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Fans were left astounded by this revelation, finding it hard to fathom that Jeremy, also 63, did not claim the coveted title. One Twitter user expressed their disbelief, asserting, “I believe @JeremyClarkson is the wealthiest TV presenter in the UK; he is certainly worth much more than Bradley Walsh. Google shows that all three #thegrandtour presenters have a combined net worth of over £40 million.”
However, the former “Top Gear” host had a quick retort, reminding everyone, “You’re forgetting Sir Attenborough.” According to the BBC’s public disclosures, David Attenborough earns around £1.1 million per year and has a net worth of approximately £11.8 million. Although David Attenborough’s earnings exceeded £1.3 million last year, Bradley Walsh still outpaced him during the same period.
A TV industry insider disclosed to the Mail that Bradley’s success is reaching new heights, as he has firmly established himself as the go-to presenter for both the BBC and ITV. The source stated, “Bradley is currently at the pinnacle of his profession, enjoying immense financial success. He has become the preferred choice for both the BBC and ITV, and there are no signs of his popularity waning. Viewers simply cannot get enough of him.”
Bradley currently hosts ITV’s “The Chase” and its spin-off “Beat the Chasers,” in addition to appearing on “Blankety Blank” and “Wheel of Fortune.” He has also been featured in ITV’s revival of the beloved 1990s series “The Darling Buds of May,” “Coronation Street,” BBC’s “Doctor Who,” and “Law & Order: UK.”
Looking ahead, Bradley’s fortunes seem poised to soar even higher in the coming months. He has secured the highly sought-after role of hosting the BBC One revival of “Gladiators” alongside his son Barney. Expressing his elation about this prestigious opportunity, Bradley exclaimed, “Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been asked to be a part of this iconic show. I used to sit backstage or in the audience every week, watching my wife participate in this juggernaut, and now I get to co-host a new version of GLADIATORS!!! This promises to be the best Saturday night family entertainment…ARE YOU READY?!”
Barney, equally thrilled, added, “Gladiators has been an integral part of our family, and I feel honored to be invited to co-host this iconic show. I can’t wait for everyone to witness the extraordinary spectacle, incredible athletes, and outstanding family entertainment that GLADIATORS will bring.”