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John Noakes
Born(1934-03-06)6 March 1934
Died28 May 2017(2017-05-28) (aged 83)
Occupationactor, presenter, television personality
Years active1965—2013
Spouse(s)Vicky (1965-2017)

John Noakes (6 March 1934 – 28 May 2017) was a British television presenter and personality. He was best known for co-presenting the BBC children's magazine programme Blue Peter in the 1960s and 1970s. He remains the show's longest-serving presenter for a total of 12 years.

Noakes was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He studied at the Rishworth School.[1]

On 30 June 2015, Noakes was reported missing from his home in Andratx, Majorca. His wife issued the alert to local police, who confirmed that Noakes had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and had been living with the condition for some years.[2] He was found the same day close to his home and taken to hospital, having fallen into some long grass "in the bottom of a storm drain".[3]

Noakes died on 28 May 2017 at his home in Andratx, Majorca, Spain from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83.[4]


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