Tommy Walsh (builder)
Tommy Walsh in 2004
South Hackney, London
|Occupation||Broadcaster, Gardener and Builder|
|Children||Charlotte Walsh, Natalie Walsh, Jonjo Walsh|
Tommy Walsh (born 1963 in South Hackney, London) is an English celebrity builder. 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 1997 to 2005. He went to Parmiter's School. He presently lives in South Hackney, with his wife and three children, and in addition to his television work runs his own building business.
Walsh also had a small acting role in the film One.
Tommy Walsh is mentioned in the song "Tommy Walsh's Eco House" by the band Half Man Half Biscuit.
He is Celebrity Patron of The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust.
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
- Our House
- Fix Your House For Free
- Celebrity Fit Club
- Flip That House with Tommy Walsh
- My Life as a DIY Nutter (Channel 5)
- 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
- Anstead, Mark (2010) "Tommy Walsh: 'I borrowed from friends to save my father from repossession'", Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
- Chamberlain, Zoe (2004) "Ground Force Tommy Lands Killer Film Role", Sunday Mercury, 31 October 2004