I think Brian Conley wouldn't draw in a crowd, a fair number of shows he's presented has flopped in recent years.
To be fair to Brian Conley, I don’t think it’s fair to point to those flops as being his fault. I would say in most cases the formats were either a bit weak or didn’t really suit him. ‘Let me entertain you’ was good but lost something when it went down to 30 minutes.
In fairness until he got the Chase I’d say Bradley wasn’t exactly a hot property as a presenter, but since being paired up with the right format he’s now a national treasure.
It’s funny talking of Bradley and Brian, I always thought Brian was a quite a bit older than Bradley given that whilst they were both around in the 1990s Brian seemed more established with his own self titled show, but it turns out that Bradley is actually a year older.
I would argue his similarity to Bradley, probably makes it less likely he’d get a big presenting gig now. As people would think just think the broadcaster just ‘couldn’t afford Bradley Walsh’ whereas in the late 90s it was probably the other way round.
That said Brian is now looking more like Martin Kemp than Bradley, so maybe that will help give him with a point of difference.