Bradley Walsh, the Dr Who and Coronation Street actor, footballer and witty presenter of UK ITV’s The Chase, now starring in Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad on TVNZ, suffers from blepharitis.
It was during a Chase episode that viewers flocked to Twitter remarking on Walsh’s odd behaviour when he decided to speak out about his condition. Walsh developed blepharitis in his teens and told This Morning hosts that viewers often mistake him for being drunk because of his condition. “People don’t realise I have seriously bad blepharitis. I have to take one pill a day (anti-allergy medication) for it or I really struggle.” Walsh said he is pondering surgery as a solution to his problem. "I am going to need my eyes operated on at some point to sort it out. So many times, people have commented on how I look. But they don’t realise that if I take medication, I’m fine,” he said.