Why Bradley Walsh often looks drunk on The Chase

Nicola Agius
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From Digital Spy

Bradley Walsh has been accused of looking hammered on The Chase on more than one occasion.

So... does he sometimes have a cheeky drink before filming?

Of course not! Explaining himself during an appearance on This Morning today (April 11), he told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that he has always suffered with blepharitis.

The common condition causes the edges of his eyelids to become red and swollen, which can make him appear as though he may have been on the booze.

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"People don't realise I have seriously bad blepharitis," Bradley said. "I have to take [one pill] a day for it or I really struggle. 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. If I take [medication] though, I'm fine."

Bradley went on to admit that he doesn't like taking medication no matter how much pain he's in.

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"I don't take normal tablets," he added. "I'm just not into medication. I don't even have an injection if I go to the dentist."

However, when he signs up for particularly challenging acting roles with emotional storylines, he suffers with terribly bad headaches.

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So much so that he is forced to turn to painkillers.

Bradley continued: "The storylines can just be so intense! I have to take medication for the headaches."

This Morning is on ITV, weekdays at 10.30am. The Chase is on ITV, weekdays at 5.25pm.

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