Tommy Walsh ran his own small building business in Hackney, East London, which specialised in hard landscaping - the part of creating gardens which doesn’t involve the planting. He left school and went to work with his father, who manufactured garden products and did hard landscaping.
He met the executive producer of Ground Force, while he was engaged in building work on her house. She asked his opinion on various pilots, including a new gardening challenge show, and his comments were perceptive and pertinent.
She invited him to take part in a screen test with Charlie Dimmock and they both joined Ground Force.
Since that day Tommy has gone from strength to strength and has filmed 12 series of Ground Force.
Ground Force was also filmed in America by BBC America featuring Charlie and Tommy. Other Television Recently Tommy Walsh was back on our screens on BBC1 presenting
“Cowboys & Angels”. Tommy filmed “Fix It Yourself” for Discovery Real Time in 2010 and his series, “Fix Your House for Free” made in 2009 for Discovery Real Time was another successful series.
In 2007 Tommy and his team pushed their talent and dexterity right to the edge, going beyond anything he has previously attempted on TV, with the task of building a new home in 60 days for £60K. It was built in the most eco and cost-friendly manner as possible, with construction materials which take into account eco benefits, cost, availability and ease of use.
Tommy Walsh has joined forces with leading discount retailer, Poundland, to launch an exclusive range of affordable DIY essentials. The 200-strong ‘DIY: Time’ range, which includes decoration and preparation essentials as well as tools, fixtures, fittings and adhesives, will be aimed at anyone, novice or professional, looking to complete everyday DIY projects.
Tommy will be continuing his successful relationship with www.tradessupermarket.com which provides fantastic offers and tips and tricks for the tradesmen.
He also does many personal appearances from garden centres to store openings.