Who is Bradley Walsh's wife? Find out everything you need to know about Donna Derby

We hope she's been enjoying her me-time while Bradley and Barney have been away!

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Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney, have been amusing us all on their travel show Breaking Dad, but where is Barney's mum and Bradley's wife, Donna Derby? Find out everything you need to know about the matriarch of the Walsh family, and fingers crossed we get to meet her if they ever do a second series of their popular show!

Who is Donna Derby?

Donna is a choreographer and a former dancer, and is well known for appearing in the music video for Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer, which she previously danced with Holly to for a funny Instagram post. At the time, Holly captioned the brilliant clip: "Me and the original Robert Palmer Girl babe Donna... Who happens to be Bradley Walsh wife!!!" She has also worked as a choreographer on Miss World, which also happens to be presented by her son, Barney. She also appeared in six episodes of The Kenny Everett Television Show from 1987 to 1988.

When did Bradley Walsh and Donna Derby marry?

Bradley and Donna tied the knot back in 1997 and so have been together for 22 years! The pair share one son, 22-year-old Barney, and Bradley has a 37-year-old daughter, Hayley, from a previously relationship. Donna regularly attends red carpet events with her husband, and recently made an appearance in one of his Instagram videos as he celebrated the New Year with his family. The caption read: "Happy New Year Instas. Me and Joey will see you all in 2019. Be happy and healthy. Lots of love Bradders." Bradley was previously in a relationship with the late Bernie Nolan, who sadly passed away in 2013.

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Me and the original #robertpalmergirl babe #Donna ... who happens to be #bradleywalsh wife!!!!! 😍

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Meet Barney Walsh

Bradley and Donna's son Barney is a TV presenter, and is currently starring with his dad in a travel show that sees the pair take a road trip around America while forcing Bradley to reluctantly try out new things, including skydiving and canoeing in alligator-infested waters. Barney has a great relationship with Donna as well as his dad, and previously joked that he is a 'mummy's boy' on Instagram. In a post wishing his mum a happy birthday, he wrote: "Happy birthday to the best mum in the universe! Love you all the world."

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Happy birthday to the best mum in the universe! Love you all the world ❤️ #mummysboy

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