John Noakes

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John Noakes

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3/6/1934, Shelf, West Yorkshire

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John Noakes

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John was born in Shelf, West Yorkshire in 1934. John attended Rishworth School, and trained for the RAF and BOAC, before turning to acting. In 1965 he joined flagship BBC Children's programme, Blue Peter, becoming one of the show's most iconic figures, as well as its longest-serving presenter.…more

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    • In October 2008, John was present at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Blue Peter that Queen Elizabeth held at Buckingham Palace. John's co-hosts Peter Purves and Valerie Singleton were also in attendance, they were joined by other presenters of the show from the history of the program.

    • In 2005, John reunited with his Blue Peter co-host Peter Purves for the television reality show Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver. Peter had nominated John because he is rather well known for his poor driving skills.

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