Bradley Walsh nominated for first ever BAFTA award after 12 years hosting The Chase

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Bradley Walsh has been nominated for his first British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award.

The 60 year old, who was recently spotted filming for Darling Buds Of May remake The Larkins, has appeared on the list of nominees for the Entertainment Performance category for his role as the host of The Chasers.

The star has been an actor since 1993 has been the presenter for the ITV show for 12 years but has never been put forward for the coveted award until now.

Bradley is up against Adam Hills, Claudia Winkelman, David Mitchell, Graham Norton and Romesh Ranganathan, and is one of 18 first-time nominees for the award ceremony.

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The official BAFTA Twitter page shared the news after sharing a snap of all six of them, which was captioned: "Our six #VirginMediaBAFTAs nominees for Entertainment Performance," with a clapping hands emoji and a smiling emoji.

Fans of the TV presenter were quick to share their opinions, rooting for him to win as one person commented: "#bradleywalsh no competition." [sic]

A second said: "Bradley Walsh is my choice to win," alongside 10 clapping hands emojis.

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Meanwhile a third wrote: "Has to be the chase for me. It has a fantastic format along with fantastic chasers and the legend that is Bradley Walsh as the presenter. Chase towers work so hard putting it together, I know that having been to a recording of beat the chasers last year! I hope they win Crossed fingers," [sic] with a black heart emoji.

"Loves you but hoping for Bradley Walsh xxxx," [sic] another fan added.

Bradley has truly done it all when it comes to showbiz and he's even given singing a go as he released hist first album in 2016.

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He wasn’t always aiming to become a television star though, when he was just 18 years old Bradley became a professional football player for Brentford.

Luckily for our screens his career path switched to television.

However Bradley has come a long way since his football career and has since appeared in many notable shows, definitely earning his ‘National Treasure’ status.

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It’s hard to pin down Bradley’s most memorable show but his long standing stint presenting The Chase is still sending audience into hysterics today.

Whether he’s walking off the set mid show or giggling at contestants, one thing is for sure – he’s still as entertaining today as he’s ever been.

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