Noel Edmonds Biography
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Also Known As: Noel Ernest Edmonds
Born in: Ilford, Essex, England
Famous as: Television Presenter
Spouse/Ex-: Liz Davies (m. 2009), Gillian Slater (m. 1971 - div. 1982), Helen Soby (m. 1986 - div. 2004)
father: Dudley Edmonds
mother: Lydia Edmonds
children: Alice Edmonds, Charlotte Edmonds, Lorna Edmonds, Olivia Edmonds
City: Ilford, England
Founder/Co-Founder: Renewable Energy Foundation
education: Brentwood School
Noel Edmonds is a British television presenter who has been hosting some of the popular television programs for more than forty years. He began his career as a newsreader in Radio Luxembourg. He then worked as a disk jockey (DJ) in BBC’s Radio One where he gained huge fans. From radio, he switched to television and some of the popular shows he hosted include ‘Multi-Coloured Swap Shop’, ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Telly Addicts’ ‘The Late’, and ‘Late Breakfast Show’. His broadcasting career made him famous and he was once called the king of family televisions. His biggest hits include ‘Noel’s House Party’ which ran for eight years and more recently, ‘Deal or No Deal’. His latest show Channel 4’s ‘Cheap Cheap Cheap’, a game show was not a success. He once opened a theme park which was shut down quickly due to some disputes with the local councils. He was one of the contestants of the 2018 series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Noel has had a lengthy career in both radio and television. In addition to hosting, he formed the Unique Group, which runs several media operations, but the group had to face huge difficulties due to financial fraud by a group of HBOS financiers and it adversely affected Edmond’s health.
- Noel Edmonds was born on December 22, 1948, in Ilford, England, to Dudley Edmonds and Lydia Edmonds. Both his parents were teachers and Noel was their only child..
- He attended Glade Primary School in Clayhall and Brentwood School in Brentwood, Essex and thereafter attended University of Surrey to study psychology, philosophy and sociology.
- After he sent tapes across Europe to offshore radio stations, he was offered a job as newsreader by Radio Luxembourg, in 1968.
- After a brief stint with Radio Luxembourg, Noel Edmonds moved to BBC Radio 1, in 1969. Here he used to record trailers for broadcasts and filled in for absent DJs..
- From radio, he moved to television in 1971 and hosted ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Come Dancing’, ‘Call My Bluff’ and children’s television series, ’Z-shed’which brought him to the attention of BBC.
- During late 1970s and early 1980s, he graduated to adult television and hosted the “Multicoloured Swap Shop” in BBC for six years which was an instant success. He also, hosted another BBC show about aviation named ‘Top Gear’.
- In 1982, Edmonds presented first Saturday evening show, “The Late, Late Breakfast show” which included stunts. After death of a contestant in 1986, he immediately quit the show and the show was cancelled by the BBC two days later.
- In 1985, he hosted a popular family quiz series ‘Telly Addicts’ which ran for 13 years and it included a series of questions related to past and present television programmes. In the same year, he formed the Unique Group which included presently consists of various operations.
- He hosted ‘Noel’s Saturday Roadshow’, another BBC entertainment show which ran from 1988 to 1990 and it had a different, exotic location each week. This show later changed as ‘Noel’s House Party’ which ran for eight years.
- 'Noel’s House Party’ re-established Edmonds as the king of light entertainment and finally the show was ended in 1999 by BBC as it began to lose viewers.
- He also hosted ‘Noel’s Christmas Presents’, a British television show on BBC One from the year 1989 to 1999. In this show, special Christmas presents were delivered to the public. He then hosted this show for Sky One few years later from 2007 to 2012.
- He took a break to strengthen his relationship with his four daughters following his second divorce. He made a comeback to his television career in 2005 with ‘Deal or No Deal’, a game show on Channel 4.
- In 2007, he presented ‘Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?’ He was also a guest host of the fourth series of “The Friday Night Project’.
- In 2008, he hosted ‘Noel’s HQ’ on Sky One and donatedhis fee to a charitable trust. The show was cancelled in 2009.
- In 2017, he started presenting the show ‘Cheap, Cheap, Cheap’. The format of the show is a cross between a sitcom and a game show and the show was panned by the critics.
- In November 2018, he entered a series of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ as Emperor but was the first contestant to leave the show after getting the least public votes and he himself was more shocked.
- He revealed that he wanted to work with Harry Redknapp, with whom he became quite close and may be seen in the upcoming television show with Harry as Judge.
- 'Edmonds was named the “king of family television” during the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of the huge success of his show ‘Noel’s House Party.’
- He received New Musical Express (NME) award for British Disc Jockey. in 1975.
- He received British Comedy Award for Best BBC Entertainment Presenter in 1994 for Noel’s House Party.
- He received an award from the Atlantic Award Group (AAG) for his great contributions to broadcasting and became the first television personality to receive an award from the AAG.
- Noel Edmonds married Gillian Slater in 1971 and the marriage ended in divorce in 1982.
- He then married Helen Soby in 1986 and the couple has four daughters – Charlotte, Lorna, Olivia and Alice. But they divorced in the year 2004.
- In July 2009, he married Liz Davies, whom he met on the show ‘Deal or No Deal’ where she worked as a make-up artist and currently they live in the West Country.
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