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Tuesday, January 17

Death Obituary :John Noakes, Blue Peter's resident action man is dead


RIP John Noakes, Blue Peter's resident action man, seen here scaling Nelson's Column in 1977.
People are paying tributes on social media.




 RIP John, you were part of the best team they had on Blue Peter. When Health and Safety hadnt got its grip on the Show, you did amazingly crazy things and we loved you for it.

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Maggie Jardine Imagine that production meeting. "Right John, Saturday you'll be climbing Nelson's Column. No you won't have a harness. Yes of course it's safe!"

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Mark Bauwise John Noakes, a entertainer with ways in educating the young minds growing up in that era, an will not be forgotten.. Rest In Peace.

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Glynn Allerton That was unbelievable, the top ladder , how on earth did he manage to hold on ! Coming down on a bosuns chair , I think I'd have preferred the ladders ! A one off John 😢

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Kevin Law RIP Action Man!!!

Only in the 70s would you climb Nelsons column in trousers and a jacket with no harness! You cant go up a step stool with Mr Elf and Safety getting a risk assessment done in triplicate nowadays!

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Yousaf Zia Sabir My mum grew up as he was part of the best trio of Blue Peter presenters.
Seeing a few clips on channel 5 last night.
R.I.P to one of the greatest childrens presenters of all time. Seemed such a gent too.

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Kerri Dobbeck I remember watching ghis with my mum Marie Tyler and she was originally stood up, but watching john noakes turned her legs to jelly and i found out what fear of heights is... RIP John Noakes

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Sally Elizabeth Jarvis It was great, but not only was it John Noakes who climbed Nelsons Column also must have been a Camera man with the same mindset. 
Great presenter, who is now re- united with Shep. R.I.P.

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Steven Willis In the good old days before all this elf and safty (deliberate spelling) crap that people endure these days. A hard hat to walk across and empty field etc. No wonder things cost a fortune nowadays.

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Andrew Warrilow 🎶 John could never be alone no matter where he went, because Shep would have a sniff around and soon pick up is sent. 🎶 

How on Earth did that song stay in my head all these years. RIP John, you're with Shep now.

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Roy Gardiner Met him once vying for a parking spot in central London (with Shep in tow of course) which he insisted I took. Thoroughly nice bloke. R.I.P. John.

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Tony Ciarletta RIP John Noakes brave, intelligent, respected and loved. Watched him and the BP team religiously when I was a kid. If only there were more of his kind today. Sad sad day 😢

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James Gerrie My belly churned as he went to the very top & looked over R.I.P john u did all that crazy stuff b4 health & safety went crazy great to see as a kid think i remember it at 9

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Jamie Page I remember watching that one...thank you John for the memories ❤️

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Ed Taylor No ropes, harness or safety gear on a wooden ladder. Quality. BBC health and safety would be having kittens these days.

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Bethafus Bell RIP Mr. Noakes. Clearly you were fearless and well-meaning. I climbed the internal stairs of Nelson's column and nearly fainted when I saw the edge of the top landing. They gave me a certificate for my bravery...

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Anthony John Perkins No way, Jose. I feel sick just watching it. I remember watching this first time round, didn#t look half as scary then 
RIP John.

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Andy Woolford He and Valerie Singleton were an essential part of my childhood. I remember sending him hundreds of
milk bottle tops... and stamps. What did they do with them I wonder? But the blue peter appeal always raised money and I remember their cash-o-meter well. Always trying to achieve another target!
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David Kennedy Great bloke great programme certainly wouldn't have the nerve to climb NC. RIPJohn.

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Samantha Sutton Holy cow! Health and safety has come along some in the last 40 years lol. RIP John Noakes

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Tony McCole what a guy! I remember him crashing in the bobsleigh too. RIP John.

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Joanne Mills I loved watching this and my legs did go a little wobbly, but this was pre ambulance chasers and how refreshing it was to watch.

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Andrea Allan Back to a time when kids tv shows were worth watching. RIP John Noakes.

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Natalie Chater I can't believe they climbed those ladders without being clipped on! Could you imagine that now?

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John Craib Always watched blue peter growing up , John Noakes was the best rip

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Pat O'Connell Great Presenter...... RIP John!!!! never forgotten!!

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Sheila Anderson Swalwell Rest in peace Mr Noakes you were a genuine loving caring man and gave many people my age lots of lovely memories xx

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Maria Talamonte Møller RIP John Oake, I have lots of happy memories when you were on Blue Peter ❤️

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Simon Craddock Rip John😔 always used to watch blue Peter in those days

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Wil Grewe-Mullins NO SAFETY LINES! Ladders just roped into place! I know that they know what they are doing, but it's insane.

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Lorraine Megan Fuller God rip my friend all love Blue Peter

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Andrew Fildes Omg makes me ill watching that.....

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Peter Merrifield And that deserves....

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Paul Warren R.I.P John Noakes,I remember him on blue Peter.

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Danny Brennan Jonathan Grant, legs like jelly watching this 😱

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Jill White Rip John Noakes. Lovely memories ofBlue Peter as growing up.❤️

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Stephen Young RIP John , great memory's watching you do those crazy things ,

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Claire Emery Get down Shep xxxxx

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Jim Gourley Seems like he was a sound man RiP☘️🇮🇪

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Rick Hinchliffe RIP John. Look after Shep and Skip

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John Kidd Health & Safety 70s style c/o John Noakes

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Phillip Watson 169 feet! not a whelk's chance of me doing that! respect 

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Rob Baddeley Health and safety? Ha ha, what a legend he was, RIP John.

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Simon Langford No crash hat; not even roped on..... made me bad then and still does!

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Joan Cattermole Brilliant RIP John (another part of my youth leaves us) a great personality always game for a laugh x

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Roy Elliott I hope they had him well insured , mind you this was the BBC in the 70s so i doubt it .

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Ros Smith Oh! The good old day's before Health & Safety kicked in! 

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Adam May Rip John Noakes.. Top man who will be remembered for giving us some great memories.

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Robert Geary Climbing all that way and not a safety harness in site, how did the human race survive to this point????

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Paul Turner Remembering watching that on TV many years ago Still impressed You wouldnt get any presenters dòing that these days RIP

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