Table of Contents
Tommy Walsh Biography – Tommy Walsh Wiki
Tommy Walsh is an English TV personality, presenter and celebrity builder best known for his DIY Television shows such as Ground Force and Challenge Tommy Walsh. He is also known for Homes Under the Hammer and Clean It, Fix It.
Tommy has presented several Television shows, including Challenge Tommy Walsh (with Alan Herd), Space Invaders, Tommy Walsh’s Eco House, Trading Places, Tommy’s Ultimate Workshop, Tommy’s DIY Survival, The Reclaimers, Ground Force, Our House, Fix Your House For Free, Celebrity Fit Club, Flip That House with Tommy Walsh, My Life as a DIY Nutter, Cowboys & Angels, Me and my son Greg, Keeping up with the Walshes, Homes Under the Hammer and Clean It, Fix It.
In addition to his television work, he runs his own building business and writes books on do-it-yourself and garden improvement. His publications include Ground Force: Practical Garden Projects, Ground Force: Garden Handbook (with Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock), Tommy Walsh’s DIY Guide, Basic DIY, DIY Survival, Bathroom DIY, Kitchen DIY, Living Spaces DIY, Outdoor DIY and My Greg.
Tommy Walsh Clean It, Fix It
Tommy is part of the team of cleaners and DIY experts on BBC’s Clean It, Fix It. The expert team – extreme cleaner Maxine Dwyer, skilled carpenter Asher Edwards and building legend, Tommy Walsh – have just one day to help a household reclaim their space with easy and practical improvements.
On what makes Clean It, Fix It stand out from other home makeover shows, celebrity builder Tommy Walsh said: “I think it’s done with a lot of empathy. It’s important not to point a finger at people, because we can all find ourselves in a similar situation.
“What we do is give people a platform that will hopefully help resolve some of the issues many of us face when trying to keep our homes tidy. We give people a foundation to build on, and continue to live brighter, happier lives.”
Tommy Walsh Age
He was born on 18 December 1956 in South Hackney, London, England, UK.
Tommy Walsh Wife
Is Tommy Walsh married? The celebrity builder is married to his wife Marie Walsh.
Tommy Walsh Family
The celebrity builder currently lives in Hackney with his wife, Marie Walsh, and children Charlotte Walsh, Natalie Walsh and Jonjo Walsh.
Tommy Walsh Illness
Celebrity builder Tommy Walsh was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 after he found two lumps on his chest. Because of his family history, the doctor recommended that he see a consultant at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
His sister had a lumpectomy to remove cancerous and normal breast tissue when she was just 31-years-old before making a full recovery.
There was also history of breast cancer in his family going back another generation, as the Ground Force star’s aunt contracted the disease but left it untreated.
“She was in her late 50s when she developed symptoms but she went into denial about the problem,” Tommy told The Mirror in 2013. “It was very sad, as she was a lovely woman who worked as a home help.”
While the doctor said it was probably nothing, he sent Tommy to have the lumps in his chest tested.
The TV builder said he was not too worried when he went to the hospital: “I was being a bit of a bloke about the whole thing. I just buried myself in my work and then went along for the day surgery where the lumps were removed under a general anaesthetic. It was only then that it sort of hit me that this could actually be serious and I could have breast cancer, like my relatives.”
The test results showed that the lumps were benign, but he confessed it was “a bit of a wake-up call” about breast cancer.
Tommy Walsh Net Worth
How much is celebrity builder Tommy Walsh worth? Tommy’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He owns a home in Hackney, for which he paid £440,000 for the land and spent the same on improvements making a luxury modern interior. The home is currently worth around £1.7m. The builder owns three homes for let in Hackney and a Grade II listed house in Dunmow, Essex. He also has invested in Shares in firms such as Tullow Oil. As at 2010, he had around £25,000 in Isas and £25,000 in other funds.