Barney Walsh’s life off-screen as he stars in Casualty and hosts Gladiators with dad Bradley

Barney Walsh’s life off-screen as he stars in Casualty and hosts Gladiators with dad Bradley

In the realm of television, Bradley Walsh is a household name, celebrated for his hosting prowess on hit shows like The Chase and the BBC’s reboot of Blankety Blank.

Now, as his son Barney Walsh steps boldly into the spotlight, he’s proving to be a star in his own right, carving out a path to success that’s distinctly his own.

Barney, the only child of Bradley and his wife Donna Derby, has emerged as a formidable talent as the new host for rebooted show Gladiator alongside his famous father.

Barney Walsh is the new host for rebooted show Gladiator

Barney Walsh is the new host for rebooted show Gladiator (Image: BBC / James Stack / © Hungry Bear Media Ltd)

Barney hosts the show alongside his father, Bradley Walsh

Barney hosts the show alongside his father, Bradley Walsh (Image: BBC / James Stack / © Hungry Bear Media Ltd)

Having trained in performing arts at the esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Barney’s journey to stardom began with humble beginnings, landing minor television roles in acclaimed series like Doctors, Death in Paradise and Law and Order: UK.

He is also recognisable for his latest role as Cameron Mickelthwaite in the BBC drama Casualty. In spring 2023, Barney joined the cast as accident-prone nurse Cameron, a new edition who struggled adapting to the fast-paced emergency department.

 

Beyond the small screen, Barney has had a number of appearances on the silver screen, starring in feature films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

While Gladiators marks Barney’s first hosting gig alongside his father, he is no stranger to the presenting realm. With ample experience under his belt, the budding actor has been serving as an ambassador and presenter for the prestigious Miss World pageant since October 2017.

Barney Walsh is proving to be a star in his own right

Barney Walsh is proving to be a star in his own right (Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Barney is also recognisable for his latest role as Cameron Mickelthwaite in the BBC drama Casualty

Barney is also recognisable for his latest role as Cameron Mickelthwaite in the BBC drama Casualty (Image: WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture Service (BBC Pictures) as set out at www.bbcpictures.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/. In particular, this image may only be published by a registered User of BBC Pictures for editorial use for the purpose of publicising the relevant BBC programme, personnel or activity during the Publicity Period which ends three review weeks following the date of transmission and provided the BBC and the copyright holder in the caption are credited. For any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising and commercial, prior written approval from the copyright holder will be required.)

While Barney keeps his personal life relatively private, his romance with Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz has garnered attention from fans and media alike. Allegedly meeting at a Miss World competition in 2017, the couple’s relationship blossomed, marked by rare public appearances and shared moments captured on social media.

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In 2019 the duo made a rare public appearance when they attended the BAFTA TV Awards together and walked the red carpet alongside Barney’s doting parents Bradley and Donna Derby.

Meanwhile, in 2022 the model shared a wholesome snap of herself and Barney as they posed in front of a stunning sunset in Portugal.

Captioning the snap, she wrote: “Happy Three Kings Day with a beautiful sunset in Portugal or as we say in Spanish, ‘Happy Tricking Day’”.

Barney is in a relationship with Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz

Barney is in a relationship with Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz (Image: Anthony Harvey/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock)

“The couple started out as mates,” a source told The Sun in 2022. “They get on really well and know they’re both young in their careers so give each other space to pursue their dreams.”

On Instagram, Stephanie has 86,400 followers where she keeps social media users up to date with her travels and work as a model.

In 2016, she became the second Puerto Rican Miss World but away from her work in fashion and in beauty pageants she studied Law and Communication at Pace University in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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