Bradley and Barney Walsh caused filming delays for ‘Gladiators’ because they couldn’t stop laughing.

Bradley and Barney Walsh caused filming delays for Gladiators because they couldn’t stop laughing

Bradley and Barney Walsh caused filming delays for Gladiators because they couldn’t stop laughing

The 63-year-old TV star, who hosts the gameshow ‘The Chase’ and his son, 26, have been signed to host the rebooted ITV show, but caused production to slow down after they kept getting the giggles.

Barney is quoted by The Daily Star's HotTV column as saying: ”There were lots of laughs. We had fun.

“There had to be retakes because we were just having a laugh with each other. But that’s what our relationship is like!”

The father-son duo have worked together before, including the ITV reality show ‘Bradley Walsh and Son: Breaking Dad’, but ‘Gladiators’ will be their biggest project to date.

Although Bradley admitted he was nervous about the programme, the 26-year-old TV star insisted he was “very excited” to helm one of the most iconic British gameshows.

He said: “Of course there is pressure. It’s a loved programme. It’s loved by the British public.

“It’s a huge show and we’re very excited to bring it back. It’s exciting.”

Bradley agreed and said he felt honoured to be hosting ‘Gladiators’.

He said: “I can’t believe that I’ve been asked to be a part of this iconic show.”

Last night (18.12.23) Bradley hosted ‘The Royal Variety’, in which Prince William and Princess Kate watched some of the biggest stars, including Cher, ‘Ted Lasso’ actress Hannah Waddingham and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ singer Rick Astley.

The former 'Coronation Street' actor had previously performed on the show, but this was the first time he had hosted the programme.

He told OK! Magazine: “Thirty years ago, that was my first time performing at The Royal Variety Performance.

I was very, very nervous back then, but I’m so looking forward to hosting this year. At my first Royal Variety show I met Cilla Black and I did eight minutes on stage.

"I also performed in 1993 when the Bee Gees were on the bill and myself, Darren Day and Joe Pasquale were in the newcomers’ slot.

”I shared a dressing room with [Joe] Pasquale, Darren Day, Brian Conley and Shane Richie, so all the young lads were together. It was great fun.”