Former Blue Peter present John Noakes dies – he was 83
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, who hosted the show in 1960s and ’70s, has died at the age of 83.
Noakes was the BBC children’s show’s longest-serving presenter. He appeared for more than 12 years, and was often seen with his dog Shep by his side.
A family statement said he had “endured and suffered from” Alzheimer’s disease.
“Whilst he will be greatly missed by his wife, family and many friends his release from continuing ill-health must be counted as a blessing,” they said.
“His many escapades with his faithful companion Shep, during his time with Blue Peter, will live on in many peoples memories. That is how his family would like him remembered.”
Children across the nation were in awe of John Noakes. The Blue Peter presenter was totally entertaining. He was never afraid to try out new stunts. Jumping out planes, climbing Nelson’s Column and many others.
The show was so popular that adults would also watch with their kids.
Fans have been describing him as the best Blue Peter Presenter ever.
video BBC shows John Noakes with Archie the elephant
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