Bradley was born 4th June 1960 in Watford.
He attened Francis Combe Secondary school, Garston, Watford. "He was highly popular but extremely mischievous student whose comic genius was apparent even at the age of 15." Mr Carr, Bradley's teacher during the seventies.
Bradley's first job was an apprentice Jet engineer for Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engines, working with sheet metal. The company had their own football team, Bradley was a keen sportsman and played for a very, low county league team, Leavesden Hospital. It was then that he was spotted by a talent scout for Brentford FC. On his first game for the club he scored the winning goal and was signed up for two seasons. An unfortunate injury ended his football career.
Bradley's first steps into the world of entertainment started as a bluecoat for Pontins Middleton Tower holiday park resort near Morecambe, Lancashire.
Bradley became a household name playing the lovable rogue Danny Baldwin in the UK's highest rating TV show, Coronation Street. Since leaving the street he has filmed an emotional three-part ITV drama entitled Torn, and has fulfilled one of his own ambitions: acting in Dickens costume drama Old Curiosity Shop alongside Sir Derek Jacobi. His current on screen persona is DS Ronnie Brooks from Law & Order: UK.
After his big break on his debut on The Royal Variety Show in 1993 he became a regular on Des O'Connor Tonight which in turn led to a series of sell out tours across the country as a stand up comedian. Bradley has also appeared as a guest on Parkinson and the Jonathan Ross Show.
As a presenter Bradley has hosted The National Lottery on BBC 1, The Chase and Odd One In on ITV, Big Stage on Channel 5, Shoot The Messenger on The Paramount Channel and Sports Addicts on Challenge TV.
He also had his own show on Capital Radio for two years, and hopes to return to radio when he has more time.
Bradley has the comedian's gift for observing the ordinary and making it funny. He is equally at home at the alternative Comedy Store and as a crowd pleaser in family entertainment. He was nominated for Best Actor in the National TV Awards in 2005, 2006, 2007 and numerous nominations for both acting and presenting in 2011 and 2012.