Noel Edmonds

English television presenter and executive

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?).

Noel Edmonds
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Noel Edmonds in 2006
Noel Ernest Edmonds

(1948-12-22) 22 December 1948 (age 71)
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

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

Personal lifeEdit

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]


  1. Jo Clements, Daily Mail, Noel Edmonds shows off his Deal or No Deal make-up artist wife after marrying for third time 24 Jul 2009
  2. "Noel Edmonds talks to Rachel Cooke".
  3. "Noel Edmonds wife had fling with transvestite". Retrieved 2006-10-18.
  4. "Noel's new date exclusive Big bouquet for teacher Pauline". The people newspaper. Retrieved 2006-10-18.
  5. [1] Daily Mail, accessed 27/11/07
  6. "Label and Recording info". Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  7. "Sound and Video Gallery:Multi-Coloured Swap Shop". Retrieved 2007-09-02.