Everything you didn't know about former Blue Peter daredevil, John Noakes

Blue Peter action man John Noakes joined the show in 1965, going on to become the longest-serving Blue Peter presenter ever with a stint lasting 12 and a half years.

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Robert De Niro says US is now a 'tragic dumb-ass comedy'

Robert De Niro has said that if the US was a movie it would now be a “tragic, dumb-ass comedy”.

A string quartet and Skepta (Steve Jones/Niall Carson/PA)

Grime headliner at Reading and Leeds 'possible' in next few years, says organiser

Reading and Leeds festivals may see their first grime headliner in the next few years, the event’s organiser has said.

Tomasz Schafernaker (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Tomasz Schafernaker named UK's favourite weather presenter

Tomasz Schafernaker has been voted the nation’s favourite weather presenter.

Lady Lucan.

Lady Lucan shares what she believes really happened to her late husband

Lady Lucan will give her own views of what happened to her late husband, Lord Lucan, in a breakthrough television interview.

Caroline Flack.

Blazin' Squad's Marcel joins the new series of Love Island

Former Blazin’ Squad singer Marcel Somerville has joined a fresh batch of hopefuls heading to an exotic villa for the new series of Love Island.

Joan Grande.

Ariana Grande's mother, Joan, pays tribute following the Manchester attack

The mother of popstar Ariana Grande has condemned the “diabolical” terror attack that killed 22 people in Manchester a week ago.

Tiger Woods arrest DUI

Tiger Woods blames medicine reaction for driving under influence arrest

Tiger Woods has blamed an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine for his driving under the influence arrest and said alcohol was not involved.


Binky Felstead quits MIC to take on 'next chapter' of motherhood

Made In Chelsea star Alexandra “Binky” Felstead has announced she will be quitting the show as she embarks on motherhood for the first time.

John Legend (Ian West/PA)

John Legend 'moved' by terror victim Olivia Campbell's performance of his song

US singer John Legend has paid tribute to 15-year-old Manchester terror victim Olivia Campbell, saying he was “moved” by footage of the teenager singing one of his songs.

Former Blue Peter presenters (left-right) Peter Purves, Val Singleton and John Noakes (Matthew Fearn/PA)

Former Blue Peter stars queue up to praise 'best ever' presenter John Noakes

Former Blue Peter presenters were among the first stars to pay tribute to show “legend” John Noakes who died peacefully in his sleep.

Aidan Turner (Ian West/PA)

Poldark's Aidan Turner 'can't stand' Strictly Come Dancing

Poldark star Aidan Turner has vowed never to show off his pecs on Strictly Come Dancing, saying he “can’t stand” the BBC One show.

Matt Edwards

Britain's Got Talent hopefuls face off in first semi-finals

A number of Britain’s Got Talent hopefuls will face off in the first of this year’s semi-finals on Monday night.

Janet Ellis.

Blue Peter's Janet Ellis pays a heartfelt tribute to John Noakes

Former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis has paid a heartfelt tribute to her predecessor John Noakes following his death aged 83.

Jim Carter

I wouldn't want to be a butler, says Downton Abbey's Jim Carter

He played the ever-loyal butler in Downton Abbey, but in real life actor Jim Carter has very different views about the job.

John Legend (Richard Shotwell/AP)

John Legend behind mystery donation to ease US school meals debts

John Legend has revealed he was behind a $5,000 (£3,900) mystery donation to help alleviate debt amassed by children unable to pay for school lunches in the US.

Ben Fogle.

TV's Ben Fogle will not be doing 'scary' Cheese Rolling again

He has rowed the Atlantic, run across the Sahara Desert and trekked the Antarctic but Ben Fogle has ticked off another feat – chasing an 8lb cheese down a very steep hill.

Former Blue Peter presenters Anthea Turner (right) John Noakes and Caron Keating (Adam Butler/PA)

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.

Michael Palin.

Michael Palin: Prince Philip warned me not to start a war in Korea

Michael Palin has revealed how the Duke of Edinburgh responded when the presenter told him he was visiting Korea.


DNA and Kyle Tomlinson make it through to BGT final

Magical duo DNA and teen singer Kyle Tomlinson have made it through to the Britain’s Got Talent final.

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