Jeremy Clarkson has offered his characteristically direct response to the news that Bradley Walsh has become the wealthiest TV presenter in the UK. Following reports that “The Chase” host surpassed Ant and Dec on the rich list, the star of “Clarkson’s Farm” took to Twitter to engage with a fan’s comment.
According to the reports, Bradley, aged 63, now boasts a staggering fortune of £18.6 million, with a £3.5 million increase over the past year, propelling him to the top position ahead of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Fans expressed disbelief that Jeremy, also 63, didn’t claim the title of the richest TV presenter in the country. One Twitter user stated, “I’m convinced that @JeremyClarkson is the UK’s wealthiest TV presenter; he’s undoubtedly worth much more than Bradley Walsh. According to Google, all three #thegrandtour presenters have a combined net worth of over £40 million.”
However, the former “Top Gear” host was quick to respond, reminding everyone of Sir David Attenborough’s wealth. Public disclosures from the BBC indicate that David Attenborough earns around £1.1 million per year and has a net worth of approximately £11.8 million. Despite David Attenborough’s significant earnings of over £1.3 million last year and his lucrative appearance in “Frozen Planet,” Bradley Walsh still outearned him during the same period.
A source within the television industry shared with the Mail that Bradley’s success is reaching new heights. He has solidified his position as the go-to presenter for both the BBC and ITV, stating, “Bradley is currently at the top of his game, raking in substantial earnings. He has firmly established himself as a leading figure in his profession and is the preferred choice for both the BBC and ITV. There are no signs of his popularity waning, as viewers simply can’t get enough of him.”
Bradley currently hosts a variety of shows, including ITV’s “The Chase,” its spin-off “Beat the Chasers,” “Blankety Blank,” and “Wheel of Fortune.” He has also appeared in ITV’s revival of “The Darling Buds of May,” “Coronation Street,” BBC’s “Doctor Who,” and “Law & Order: UK.”
The future looks promising for Bradley, with his fortune expected to grow further 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 excitement about this opportunity, Bradley exclaimed, “Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been asked to be 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!!! Saturday night family entertainment at its finest…ARE YOU READY?!”
Barney, sharing his enthusiasm, added, “Gladiators has been an integral part of our family, and being invited to co-host this iconic show is an honor. I’m thrilled for everyone to experience the spectacle, exceptional athletes, and fantastic family entertainment that GLADIATORS will deliver.”