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Noel Edmonds
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Noel Edmonds in 2006
Noel Ernest Edmonds

(1948-12-22) 22 December 1948 (age 72)
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)Gillian Slater
(m. 1971–1982, divorced)
Helen Soby
(m. 1986–2004, divorced)
Liz Davies (m. 2009-present)[1]
Children4 daughters

Noel Ernest Edmonds (born 22 December 1948) is an English television presenter. He is best known for hosting the television programmes Noel's House Party and Deal or No Deal. Edmonds is host of a game show called Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old (the British version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?).

He was a DJ on BBC Radio 1 throughout the 1970s. Edmonds also presented Swap Shop.

Personal life

Edmonds was married to Gillian Slater in 1971. The marriage ended in divorce after eleven years.[2] In July 1986, he married Helen Soby. They have four daughters: Charlotte, Lorna, Olivia and Alice. The couple bought an 855-acre (3.46 km2) estate at Jacobstowe, near Okehampton, Devon as a family home. In 2004, he and Soby divorced. There was much tabloid publicity because of her extramarital affair.[3]

It was reported that Edmonds was involved with English teacher and former Miss England Pauline Bull.[4]

On July 23, 2009 Edmonds married his third wife, Liz Davies. She was a make-up artist on the programme Deal or No Deal.

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.[5]

Edmonds was one of the trio Brown Sauce, along with Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin. They released the single "I Wanna Be a Winner" in 1981. It reached number 15 in the UK singles chart.[6][7]