John Noakes

English actor, presenter and television personality

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.

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)

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]


  1. "BBC — I Love Blue Peter — John Noakes presenter biography". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. "Blue Peter's John Noakes Missing In Majorca". Sky News. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. "John Noakes is found after going missing in Majorca". BBC. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. Horton, Helena; Furness, Hannah (29 May 2017). "Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies at 83". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

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