Doctor Who star Bradley Walsh broke his back in three places after falling off a bull

Actor sustained injury while filming his road trip show Breaking Dad

Ellie Harrison
Thursday 16 January 2020 08:34 GMT
Bradley Walsh discusses breaking his back after falling off a bull

Bradley Walsh has revealed he broke his back in three places after falling off a bull in Ohio.

The star of Doctor Who and The Chase was thrown off the bull during a children’s rodeo, which he was taking part in with his son Barney for their road trip TV show, Breaking Dad.

“It sounds a bit more severe than it actually is,” Walsh told This Morning. “What happened was, I fell awkwardly, purely my own fault. My life’s ambition was to go on a rodeo and Barney says to me, ‘What would you really like to do, Dad?’ And I say, ‘I would love to do a rodeo because I love cowboy films.’”

“And then you have the chance to go in the novice class with all the kids and the girls and the mums and the dads, because it was a family day.

“And I was like, ‘Yeah I’ll have a go at that.’ Then, unfortunately, I fell slightly wrong.”

Walsh was then taken to Southview Hospital in Kettering, Dayton, where he discovered he had broken his back in three places.

The actor, who plays Jodie Whittaker’s sidekick Graham in Doctor Who, said he had a quick recovery and was “up and walking the next day and driving the RV”.

Bradley and Son: Breaking Dad continues on Wednesdays at 8pm on ITV.

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