Tommy Walsh (builder)

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Tommy Walsh
Tommy Walsh 2004-10-22.jpg
Tommy Walsh in 2004
Born 1956
South Hackney, London, England, UK
Occupation Broadcaster, gardener and builder
Spouse(s) Marie Walsh
Children Charlotte Walsh, Natalie Walsh, Jonjo Walsh

Tommy Walsh (born 1956 in South Hackney, London) is an English celebrity builder.

Life[edit]

Educated at Parmiter's School, then a grammar school in Bethnal Green, Walsh became a builder and first came to public attention after appearing in the BBC television gardening programme Ground Force. He stayed with the show for the rest of its run, from 1997 to 2005.

He presently lives in South Hackney, with his wife and three children,[1] and in addition to his television work runs his own building business and writes books on Do-it-yourself and garden improvement.

Walsh had a small acting role in the film One.[2] He is Patron of the "Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust"[3] and is the subject of the song "Tommy Walsh's Eco House" by the band Half Man Half Biscuit.

Television work[edit]

Walsh has presented several shows, including:

  • Challenge Tommy Walsh (with Alan Herd)
  • Space Invaders
  • 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 (Channel 5)

Publications[edit]

  • Ground Force: Practical Garden Projects (2000), BBC Books
  • Ground Force: Garden Handbook (2001), BBC Books - with Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock
  • Tommy Walsh's DIY Guide (2001), Focus Multimedia Ltd - CD-ROM
  • Basic DIY (2002), Collins
  • DIY Survival (2002), Collins
  • Bathroom DIY (2004), Collins
  • Kitchen DIY (2004), Collins
  • Living Spaces DIY (2004), Collins
  • Outdoor DIY (2004), Collins

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anstead, Mark (2010) "Tommy Walsh: 'I borrowed from friends to save my father from repossession'", Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  2. ^ Chamberlain, Zoe (2004) "Ground Force Tommy Lands Killer Film Role", Sunday Mercury, 31 October 2004
  3. ^ www.stairwaytoheavenmemorial.org

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