Bradley Walsh, 60, will be joined by a few familiar faces tonight as he hosts The Chase Celebrity Special. Tonight the mix of celebs include Embarrassing Bodies presenter Christian Jessen, one-fourth of JLS JB Gill, comedian Helen Lederer as well as former professional snooker player Stephen Hendry.
Who is Donna Derby?
While many may know Donna as the wife of Bradley Walsh, Donna is famous in her own right.
In 1988, Donna featured in Robert Palmer’s music video Simply Irresistible.
Donna previously featured on Holly Willoughby’s Instagram where she and Donna recreated a section of the video’s choreography.
Bradley has become well known for his extensive career in showbiz, but it seems Donna could have been the reason Bradley took on his role in Coronation Street.
Bradley, who played Danny Baldwin from 2004 to 2006 spoke to the Mirror on how he signed for the show.
Bradley said: “It’s because of her I signed with Coronation Street, she’s the one who recognised what it could do for me even though it would mean being apart.”
The Chase host has since spoken of how Donna helps ground him.
Talking to the HuffPost Bradley said: “Definitely my family, my wife especially, Without a doubt.”
Bradley went on to explain what he tries to bring to his marriage with Donna.
He said: “I try to bring love, stability and reliability. And a shoulder to cry on, or a shoulder to lean on.”