Bradley Walsh’s son Barney under fire after recent episode of Gladiators

Bradley Walsh’s son Barney under fire after recent episode of Gladiators
BBC’s Gladiators reboot returned to screens on Saturdaybut some viewers were quick to moan about Bradley Walsh’s son, Barney.Bradley and Barney

It was announced in May that Bradley, 63, and his 26-year-old son would be helming the reboot, but not everyone’s a fan of the decision, as they made clear during this weekend’s show. One person went so far as to say his appointment was an example of “nepotism”. An X, formerly Twitter, user tweeted last night: “What are the chances that Bradley Walsh’s son, Barney Walsh, was the best co-presenter to work alongside, um, Bradley Walsh, on Gladiators? We’re talking prime time TV, BBC One. Who else went in for that job? Was it advertised? Publicly funded nepotism.”


Another person chimed in: “Absolutely loving Gladiators but Barney Walsh is killing the vibes,” while someone else said, “Barney Walsh I think would be better on his own rather than as a duo with Bradley who is already well established.” A fourth X user said Barney was “lacking charisma”.

However, others made it clear they loved the Walsh presenting duo, with someone raving: “Don’t understand the hullabaloo about Bradley and Barney Walsh presenting. Doing a grand job imo.” Another social media user excitedly tweeted: “Looking for to watching Bradley and Barney Walsh on #gladiators tonight.”

Mirror Online has reached out to Barney’s reps for comment.

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