Tommy Walsh (builder)

Tommy Walsh (builder)

Tommy Walsh (born 1956 in London) is an English celebrity builder. He attended Parmiter's School, then in Bethnal Green.

He first became famous after appearing in the BBC gardening programme Ground Force, he stayed with the show, for the duration of its run from 1998-2005.


He has presented shows including

  • Challenge Tommy Walsh with Alan Herd
  • Space Invaders
  • Trading Places
  • Tommy's Ultimate Workshop
  • Tommy's DIY Survival
  • The reclaimers
  • Ground Force

He also appeared in Celebrity Fit Club in 2002 and was named Celebrity Dad of the Year in 2004, along with Jonathan Coleman.

He recently participated in a charity football match for Arsenal F.C. against Brighton at Nyewood Lane, as a goalkeeper. Despite making some fine saves he conceded two goals, leaving the final score 3-2 to Brighton. He has also played in a game against Ampthill Town in which he scored a penalty. The final score was 1-1. In spite of this, it has been confirmed he is a supporter of West Ham United F.C.

He is 6 ft 5 inches tall.

His programmes are currently shown on Discovery Real Time Television channels

Tommy has several lizzards named after famous rap musicians, including Tupac, Biggie Smalls and Vanilla Ice. He mentioned that "Sometimes I like to get them together and pretend we're on MTV"

His son has represented England in Australian Rules football.

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