Noel Edmonds
English television presenter and radio DJ
Noel Edmonds
Noel Ernest Edmonds is an English broadcaster and executive, who made his name as a DJ on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. He has presented light entertainment television programmes, including Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Top of the Pops, The Late, Late Breakfast Show and Telly Addicts. He currently presents the Channel 4 game show Deal or No Deal and the Sunday edition of Sky1's Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old? and previously the topical Sky1 show, Noel's HQ.
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Noel Edmonds to front BBC1 pilot
Broadcast - over 4 years
Noel Edmonds could return to BBC1’s Saturday night line-up for the first time in 13 years with an entertainment show about celebrity bodyguards.
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Sooty and Noel Edmonds after the floods
Morpeth Herald - almost 5 years
AFTER the Flood was the title given to a talk by Pastor Mike Willis from Morpeth New Life Christian Centre at the recent meeting of the South East Northumberland branch of the M.S. Society.
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Noel Edmonds confronts Facebook troll who set up web page urging others to kill him
Independent - almost 5 years
NOEL Edmonds has told how he tracked down and confronted a PhD student who set up a Facebook page urging others to kill him.
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No Deal for Noel Edmonds as planners force him to demolish wildlife haven he made at the bottom of his garden
Mail Online - about 5 years
Officials say a five-metre grassy mound created by the presenter is too high, and not covered by planning permission. The feature has been planted with trees and wild flowers, and Mr Edmonds says it attracts badgers, bees and butterflies.
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Noel Edmonds must pay former friend £600k after losing High Court property battle
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
The TV presenter will be even further out of pocket as he faces paying the legal costs of a 10 day hearing last month at Bristol County Court which is estimated in excess of £100,000.
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Prospect of Endemol deal opens a box of tricks for ITV and investors -
Google News - over 5 years
Deal or No Deal, hosted by Noel Edmonds, is made by Endemol. By Damian Reece, Head of Business The current owners of Endemol must be praying there is a deal. The Big Brother company has seen profits falling, talent leaving and debts ratcheting up at
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Win big like Mr. Ash A! - Lochaber News
Google News - over 5 years
Deal or No Deal fans will love the online betting version of the popular TV game show, hosted by Noel Edmonds. The super slot game holds the Jackpotjoy record for the biggest single payout, a staggering £1.96 million! Not sure how to play?
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André Villas-Boas masters art of post-match put down - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I will run that by you one more time; the former Wimbledon striker and co-host of Gladiators is the black Noel Edmonds. This seemed such an open goal that I gave the job to one of my work experience chaps, who reports back that the warmth and humanity
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Noel's Christmas Presents is looking for nominees - Fenland Today
Google News - over 5 years
Noel Edmonds travels the length and breadth of the country to surprise some of the nation's most deserving, hard-working and selfless people with a Christmas Present they will never forget. Filming starts very soon, so please get your suggestions in
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Clegg paints the world yellow -
Google News - over 5 years
Nick Clegg laughed-off the dousing of blue paint he received in Glasgow yesterday, like one of Noel Edmonds' unwitting victims. Today, Clegg has turned into the grinning douser: drenching his coalition partners in yellow paint by saying that the
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Kevin Davies Is A Film Buff And Other Lessons From Bolton v Manchester City - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
Gaz Baz is a pivotal figure in what Noel Edmonds would probably annoyingly refer to as our 'power three'. For a while now I've suspected that Kevin Davies is a film buff who greatly admires the works of Ken Russell. This is undoubtedly why,
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More Christmas Presents with Sky - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
The series fronted by Noel Edmonds is returning to SKY 1 this festive season and the search is now on for people who truly deserve the Christmas present of a lifetime. The series gives a present to a worthy individual or family; several gifts are given
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Silla Carron -
Google News - over 5 years
When she received her award from Noel Edmonds she pointed to the then Home Secretary, John Reid, in the audience and said: “I want a word with you, sunshine!” Silla has since been invited to turn around other estates – and she has taken on the
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Telly Addicts - Gameplanet
Google News - over 5 years
Description: For the first time ever, Noel Edmonds brings his classic TV quiz show to your PC. Featuring famous clips, pictures and hundreds of questions spanning decades of great TV, there’s something for every member of the family
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Kays catalogue 100th anniversary: From Noel Edmonds' T-shirt to Lisa ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Knitted bikinis, trouserless crimplene jump-suits and £4.99 T-shirts designed by Britain's very own Noel Edmonds - we really were a nation with an eye for fashion. As these models from the famous Kays mail-order catalogue show,
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Win an audition for the TV show at Deal or No Deal Bingo - Which Bingo UK
Google News - over 5 years
Deal or No Deal Bingo is offering players the opportunity to win a chance to have an audition to join Noel Edmonds in the studio and take part in the TV show. There is another prize that includes VIP audience tickets to watch the show being filmed
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Noel Edmonds
  • 2016
    Age 67
    On 19 August 2016, Edmonds was informed by Channel 4 that they would not do another deal for the show.
    More Details Hide Details The studio-based version would be axed in the autumn, and further episodes will be filmed on tour around the UK at the end of 2016.
    In June 2016, Edmonds claimed on Twitter that an Electromagnetic Pulse device was "a simple box that slows ageing, reduces pain... and tackles cancer".
    More Details Hide Details The firm responsible for the device said it did not agree with his claims "in any way, shape or form". The UK's Advertising Standards Authority said that it was "urgently looking into" a complaint made over the claims, because advertising any proven or unproven cancer treatment would violate the Cancer Act 1939 if payments had been made. Later, the ASA said that no rules had been broken. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said that it was investigating the products available from EMP Pad "to determine whether there are any breaches of the Medical Device Regulations 2002". Edmonds said on ITV's This Morning television programme on 8 June that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2013, and asserted that the box had cured him: "I then had my tumour destroyed by sound waves". According to Edmonds, the cancer was caused by stress which he termed a form of "negative energy".
  • 2015
    Age 66
    In 2015, he put his Bitton house, Fieldgrove House, near to Bristol, where Deal or No Deal is recorded, on the market for around £3 million.
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    He is also the first recipient from the UK in 2015.
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    On 27 September 2015, Edmonds received an award from the Atlantic Award Group for his extensive contributions in broadcasting.
    More Details Hide Details This selection process was initiated by a nomination by a viewer of Deal or No Deal. Noel is the first TV personality to receive an award from the AAG.
    In August 2015, Edmonds gave an interview to the Daily Mirror in which he stated that the greatest problem facing humanity was "electrosmog" due to Wi-Fi and other "systems", causing the destruction of "our natural electro-magnetic fields".
    More Details Hide Details He also stated a belief that death was impossible because the body was merely a container for "a universal energy", and that this had "been known for a very long time". When he dies, Edmonds' anticipates that "My energy will return to where it came from - part of a massive, incomprehensible universal web of energy".
  • 2009
    Age 60
    Edmonds has engaged in property development. Edmonds bought a country house in Devon that was in need of repair in order to develop new properties on the land. After disagreements with two business partners over payments, Edmonds was suing for a reported £400,000 in 2009.
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    On 23 July 2009, Edmonds married his third wife, Liz Davies, a make-up artist on the programme Deal or No Deal, in Lower Slaughter Gloucestershire.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of his success on Deal or No Deal, Edmonds purchased a new home in Devon, a £1.7 million Grade-II manor house.
  • 2008
    Age 59
    Edmonds said in 2008 that he is constantly accompanied by two melon-sized "spiritual energy" balls, which appear over his shoulders and which he believes to be the spirits of his dead parents. "Orbs are little bundles of positive energy and they think they can move between 500 and 1,000 miles per hour," according to Edmonds. "They look like little round planets but they come in all shapes and sizes."
    More Details Hide Details He has asserted that the orbs appear only on digital photographs.
    Edmonds claimed that he had stopped payment on his TV licence in early 2008, in response to the sometimes controversial methods used to enforce collection of the licence.
    More Details Hide Details Edmonds declared that it is wrong to "threaten" and "badger" people, in response to the collection authority's common assumption that the non-possession of a licence can mean licence evasion, as well as the large fines which can be used as enforcement for non-payment. TV Licensing later claimed that he did possess a valid current TV licence, but this claim was denied by a spokesman for Edmonds who said that TV Licensing had their facts wrong. In March 2014, Edmonds declared on Newsnight that he was part of a consortium which planned to buy the BBC, because the corporation is "sleepwalking itself to destruction". He said that he did not have a TV licence and watched BBC programmes only on catch-up. For many years Edmonds has been a believer in Spiritualism, in particular the concept of cosmic ordering, a subject he became interested in after being introduced to Bärbel Mohr's book The Cosmic Ordering Service - A Guide to Realising Your Dreams by his reflexologist. He had not worked on TV since the end of his BBC TV show Noel's House Party in 1999. One of his wishes was for a new challenge. Later he was offered the chance to return to TV to work on Deal or No Deal. Edmonds later went on to write his own book titled Positively Happy: Cosmic Ways To Change Your Life.
  • 2007
    Age 58
    On 24 May 2007, Sky One announced that Edmonds would host the UK version of the American hit, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, entitled Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? The programme debuted on Sky One on 7 October 2007, at 6.00 pm.
    More Details Hide Details Edmonds hosts the peaktime showing of the programme, whereas the Daily Programme is presented by Dick and Dom. Sky1's autumn 2008 season saw Edmonds host Noel's HQ, a new live entertainment show with a philanthropic purpose, with his fees going to a charitable trust. This was later developed into a series. The show received negative reviews. Sky edited a repeat broadcast after Edmonds launched an extended verbal attack on a council press officer. In March 2009 Sky1 announced the cancellation of the show. Edmonds was involved in the historic Live Aid concerts in 1985, transporting stars to and from the Wembley concert via helicopter and appearing on stage at Wembley to introduce the set by Sting and Phil Collins. Edmonds also took Collins to Heathrow Airport, where Collins boarded Concorde to fly to America to perform at the Philadelphia concert.
    He was also a guest host for the fourth-series episode of The Friday Night Project, broadcast on 26 January 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 57
    On 21 August 2006, it was announced that Edmonds would be returning to the BBC to host a one-off programme called Everyone's A Winner! celebrating National Lottery "good causes".
    More Details Hide Details The programme was broadcast on 23 September 2006. Edmonds had in fact presented the very first National Lottery in 1994 before handing over to Anthea Turner and Gordon Kennedy.
    Edmonds resigned as non-executive director of UBCMG in March 2006 as a direct result of the success of Deal or no Deal.
    More Details Hide Details Edmonds also has interests in Unique Motor Company, a producer of small off-road vehicles. Edmonds-licensed theme park attractions based on Crinkley Bottom and Mr Blobby were set up in existing parks at Cricket St Thomas in Somerset and Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park in Lowestoft, Suffolk. A park was also built in Morecambe, Lancashire, on the site of the former Happy Mount Park. Following disappointing visitor numbers, and in the case of Morecambe, legal disputes with the local council, the deal was scrapped and the park closed. The two existing parks reverted to their previous state. Edmonds was said to be very critical of Lancaster City Council's management of the Morecambe park. A report by the District Auditor found that the council had behaved 'unlawfully' in its dealings with Edmonds, which cost £2.5m, and two former senior officers were found to have committed 'misconduct', although this was not deemed to be 'wilful'. The affair was dubbed 'Blobbygate' by the media.
    In March 2006, Edmonds had his contract for presenting Deal or No Deal extended until Autumn 2007, for a fee rumoured at £3 million, making him one of the highest paid personalities on UK television.
    More Details Hide Details Edmonds was recently nominated for a BAFTA award for his work on the programme but lost out on the night to Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. On 16 March 2007, Edmonds made a cameo appearance as himself in a sketch with Catherine Tate who appeared in the guise of her character Joannie "Nan" Taylor from The Catherine Tate Show. Nan appeared on a special episode of Deal or No Deal, where she ended up cheating. The sketch was made for the BBC Red Nose Day fund raising programme of 2007.
  • 2004
    Age 55
    Edmonds is a licensed helicopter pilot, and one of his early personal aircraft was registered G-NOEL. He was president of the British Horse Society between 2004 and 2007
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    In 2004, he and Soby divorced, splitting with much tabloid publicity because of her extramarital affair. After his second divorce, Edmonds began a relationship with Marjan Simmons, a French estate agent. They dated for a year until summer 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Simmons later went to the press, telling how she was left heart-broken after he dumped her, claiming she felt "discarded" by him after he battled to regain his television career. It was reported that Edmonds was involved with English teacher and former Miss England Pauline Bull, who lives in Monaco, close to his £3m home in Magagnosc, near Grasse, in the South of France. However, Edmonds stated that he was not ready to get seriously involved in a relationship so soon after his second divorce.
  • 1999
    Age 50
    Several reformats failed to reverse its declining popularity, and in the final programme, broadcast on 20 March 1999, Edmonds appealed that viewers' memories should be kind to the programme.
    More Details Hide Details Edmonds made his television comeback, presenting the gameshow Deal or No Deal on Channel 4 (produced by Endemol), from a format that had already proved popular in numerous countries. The programme is recorded in a set of studios in Bristol converted from an old warehouse. It began UK transmission on Monday, 31 October 2005, and is broadcast on afternoons six days a week.
  • 1997
    Age 48
    In 1997, Edmonds was involved in an episode of the Chris Morris spoof documentary series Brass Eye, in which he unwittingly pledged his allegiance on camera to a campaign to rid the country of a new killer drug, the entirely fictitious 'cake', which apparently made 10 seconds appear as a few hours to a user.
    More Details Hide Details The Curse of Noel Edmonds, a documentary tracing the rise and fall of his showbiz career, was transmitted by Five on 9 November 2004, with former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read being one of the contributors to the programme.
  • 1988
    Age 39
    Edmonds returned to television with The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow in 1988, after presenting a show called Whatever Next? earlier in the same year.
    More Details Hide Details By 1991, the Saturday Roadshow morphed into Noel's House Party. This latter series ran for eight years from Edmonds' supposed mansion in the fictional town of Crinkley Bottom. Regular features included NTV, where cameras were secretly hidden in viewer's homes, often in VHS tape cases. There was also the "Gotchas", where celebrities were caught in elaborate and embarrassing setups. In one infamous incident NTV's hidden cameras caught celebrity psychic Uri Geller apparently bending a spoon with his hands while demonstrating his "powers" to a member of the public. When then-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis was "Gotcha'd", he infamously yelled: "You are a dead man!". He later participated in Noel himself being "Gotcha'd". Mr. Blobby, a yellow and pink spotted character, initially appeared in the "Gotcha" section, and became a regular feature of the programme. The character even achieved the 1993 Christmas No. 1.
  • 1986
    Age 37
    In July 1986, he married Helen Soby and, while together, the couple had four daughters: Charlotte, Lorna, Olivia and Alice.
    More Details Hide Details The couple bought an estate at Jacobstowe, near Okehampton, Devon as a family home.
  • 1985
    Age 36
    Telly Addicts was a BBC1 game show hosted by Edmonds, broadcast from 3 September 1985 until 29 July 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Questions were based on past and present television programmes, and generally took the form of a short clip being shown followed by a series of questions either specifically about the clip or more generally about the programme from which it had been taken. Two teams sat opposite each other on sofas. In 1991, he presented a prime time series called Noel's Addicts, but this show had no similarity to the Telly Addicts format and only ran for one series. Noel's Saturday Roadshow was Noel's second BBC television light entertainment show broadcast live on Saturday evenings from 3 September 1988 to 15 December 1990. It was presented by Edmonds, his first major TV project since the demise of The Late, Late Breakfast Show two years earlier. The programme contained several elements which had been found in its predecessor, such as phone-in quizzes, celebrity interviews and bands performing in the studio. The premise for the new show was that unlike The Late Late Breakfast Show, which had been broadcast from the BBC's studios each week, the Roadshow would come from a new, different and exotic location each week. These 'locations' were in fact elaborate studio sets dressed to resemble each week's location, such as the North Pole, a space station, Hollywood, Niagara Falls. The irony of this was not lost on Edmonds, whose self-deprecating presentation style frequently made light of the low budget production values.
  • 1980
    Age 31
    In 1980, Edmonds took part in the Eurovision Song Contest, introducing the UK entry live on stage at the final in the Hague.
    More Details Hide Details During Swap Shop's run, Edmonds hosted Lucky Numbers, an evening phone-in quiz programme which required viewers to call in and answer questions based on clips of films shown – and a revival of the 1960s pop music series Juke Box Jury. Edmonds was one of the original presenters of the BBC's motoring series Top Gear during the late 1970s. During his time on the programme, he rubbished the Fiat Strada, saying it "wasn't very good", which caused Fiat to threaten to sue the BBC unless he apologised for the comments. Edmonds reappeared in one episode of Top Gear in the 1990s, to road test the classic 1960s Ford GT40 supercar, because former host Jeremy Clarkson - at tall - was unable to fit into the cockpit. In the 1980s, Edmonds hosted a series on BBC1 called The Time of Your Life, where celebrities recalled the time they were at their happiest professionally. It ran for three series from 1983.
  • 1976
    Age 27
    He hosted the children's Saturday morning programme, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, which ran from 1976 until 1982.
    More Details Hide Details With the Swap Shop regulars, Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin, Edmonds was a member of the trio Brown Sauce, which recorded the single "I Wanna Be a Winner" in 1981. It reached number 15 in the UK singles chart.
  • 1971
    Age 22
    Edmonds married Gillian Slater in 1971, but the marriage ended in divorce after eleven years.
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  • 1970
    Age 21
    Edmonds hosted Top of the Pops at various points between 1970 and 1978, during which time he also presented a phone-in programme for teenagers called Z Shed on BBC1 as well as a programme called Hobby Horse.
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    In April 1970, Edmonds began his own two-hour Saturday afternoon programme, broadcasting from 1pm–3pm, before replacing Kenny Everett on Saturday mornings from 10am–12noon in July of that year.
    More Details Hide Details In October 1971, he was moved to a Sunday morning slot from 10am–12noon before being promoted to host The Radio 1 Breakfast Show from June 1973 to April 1978, taking over from Tony Blackburn. Edmonds moved back to Sunday mornings from 10am–1pm in 1978 and also presented Talkabout, an hour-long talk show broadcast on Thursday evenings. Edmonds left Radio 1 in March 1983, although he briefly returned in 1985, sitting in for Mike Read for two weeks on the breakfast show, and again in 1992, where he presented a special edition celebrating Radio 1's 25th birthday. In 2003, Edmonds made a brief radio comeback, taking over the 'drivetime' broadcast on BBC Radio 2 for eight weeks while Johnnie Walker was undergoing treatment for cancer. His stint on Radio 2 lasted from 4 August until 3 October. In December 2004, Edmonds played a detective on a radio murder mystery play on local station BBC Radio Devon.
  • 1969
    Age 20
    In 1969, he moved to BBC Radio 1 where he began by recording trailers for broadcasts and filling in for absent DJs, such as Kenny Everett.
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  • 1968
    Age 19
    The son of a headmaster who worked in Hainault, London, Edmonds attended Glade Primary School in Clayhall and Brentwood School in Brentwood. He was offered a place at the University of Surrey but turned it down in favour of a job as a newsreader on Radio Luxembourg, which was offered to him in 1968 after he sent tapes to offshore radio stations.
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  • 1948
    Born in 1948.
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