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Entertainment Where are the cast members of Ground Force now including Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock

02:02  29 july  2021
02:02  29 july  2021 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Ground Force was the iconic garden makeover show which left us all feeling wowed over the beautiful transformations given to the lucky contestants.

The BBC series ran for a whopping 12 seasons, starting in 1997 and ending in 2005.

Alan Titchmarsh, one of the UK's leading horticulturalists managed to make gardening shows fun along with the rest of the much-loved show's team of experts.

The show's magic trio was made up by Alan, fellow gardening expert Charlie Dimmock and celebrity builder Tommy Walsh.

Ground Force saw the team trying to transform an absolute mess of a garden into a green paradise fit for royalty in the short space of just two days.

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Tommy Walsh, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock sitting posing for the camera: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © BBC Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

They had to work in record time before the homeowner returned and was given the surprise of their lives.

Once Ground Force ended, all three of the stars continued with their careers in television, with one showing off their singing ability on a talent show and another even starring in the soap Hollyoaks.

Here's what the Ground Force team got up to after the show ended

Alan Titchmarsh

Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh has been transforming everyone's outdoor spaces for more than 30 years, boasting an impressive career in TV.

Ground Force fans were left heartbroken after Alan announced he was quitting the show in 2001, but he stayed involved with many BBC gardening shows.

Alan Titchmarsh wearing a suit and tie: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © ITV Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

He also presented Songs of Praise on occasion and had shows on BBC Radio 2.

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Alan started hosting his very own afternoon ITV chat show in 2007 with big name celebrity guests, which ran for seven years.

The TV star has many other talents, including a sensational singing voice which stunned All Star Musical viewers back in March 2019.

He has also been married to wife Alison since 1975, with whom he shares two wonderful children.

Recently, Alan lifted the lid on his secret health battle after spending 60 years hunched over whilst gardening, but that it's all worth it.

Alan Titchmarsh wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © BBC Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

He told Wise Living Magazine: "I live in a spot which is beautiful and which I hope I've made more beautiful. Beautifying the earth on whatever scale is the most glorious privilege.

He added: "I get a bit of backache from 60 years of gardening.”

Charlie Dimmock

Gardening queen Charlie Dimmock rose to fame during her eight years on Ground Force, becoming a firm favourite with both male and female viewers.

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The TV star never wore a bra whilst presenting the show, and recently opened up in an interview, explaining her "horticultural Viagra" nickname.

Charlie Dimmock, Alan Titchmarsh, Tommy Walsh are posing for a picture: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © BBC Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

Speaking to The Independent, Charlie said: "The TV presenter Esther Rantzen said to me, 'You'll be labelled the bra-less one for the rest of your life'.

"Ground Force was a long time ago, and I have to say, even now, people will bring it up. It is very silly."

Detailing why she chose to go bra-less, Charlie said: "It was always just for comfort. If you're swinging a sledgehammer, you want to be comfortable!

"People say, 'Why don't you wear a sports bra?' But those are not the comfiest things in the world."

Once Ground Force ended, Charlie presented shows such as The Joy of Gardening and Charlie's Garden Army as well as a gardening slot on American TV station CBS.

She even made a cameo on Hollyoaks in August 2002 as a special guest booked to unveil the Jubilee Gardens.

Charlie also appeared on Celebrity Masterchef in 2006 and was President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) from 2003 to 2004.

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The gardener then enjoyed a hiatus from TV, telling Radio Times: "People think that if you're suddenly not on telly, you've stopped working.

"That doesn't happen, because we all have mortgages to pay. I had been on TV a very long time, but I had always been doing other things."

Charlie Dimmock sitting on a bench in a park: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © Austin Hargrave/Daily Mirror Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

The 54-year-old now presents BBC series Garden Rescue, which sees her compete with award winning garden designers the Rich brothers to create stunning gardens for people across the country.

Earlier this year, Charlie explained that she is still in contact with her former Ground Force colleagues.

She told World of Cruising: "I haven't seen them recently, but we're still in contact. Occasionally we chat or bump into each other.

"Tommy teases me that we're getting old now, which is true, but we have loads of happy memories of filming – lots and lots of laughter."

Tommy Walsh

Tommy Walsh was known for being the cheeky cockney builder who handled big structures and heavy lifting on the show.

The loveable tradesmen stayed on Ground Force for the duration of its run, and had only landed the life-changing TV role as he'd been doing some work on the executive producer's garden.

"I got my break into television totally by chance when I was about 40," Tommy told the Express.

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Tommy Walsh standing in front of a building: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © Birmingham Post and Mail Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

"I had no intention of becoming a TV personality but in the mid 1990s, one particular client, a TV producer who lived in Hampstead, who I'd done some building work for, asked me to have a look at a pilot she was working on.

"She was keen for me to consider a role on the show, but I wasn't convinced at all. Eventually one of my daughters persuaded me to have a go."

When Ground Force finished in 2005, Tommy went on to host what seems like hundreds of his own TV shows.

These included Cowboys and Angels, Challenge Tommy Walsh, Tommy's Ultimate Workshop, Tommy's DIY survival, Tommy Walsh's Eco House and Flip That House with Tommy Walsh.

Charlie Dimmock, Tommy Walsh are posing for a picture: Where are the cast of Ground Force now? © BBC Where are the cast of Ground Force now?

He also had a small acting role in the film One, writes DIY and gardening books and has his own DIY brand that was sold in Poundland.

The 64-year-old lives in Hackney, East London, with his wife Marie, and they share children together.

Last year, Tommy joined the presenting team on daytime favourite Homes Under The Hammer.

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