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John Noakes Dead: ‘Blue Peter’ Presenter Dies, Aged 83

The star was the show's longest-serving presenter.

29/05/2017 11:04 | Updated 29 May 2017

John Noakes has died at the age of 83, it has been confirmed.

The TV star, who was best-known for his time as a ‘Blue Peter’ presenter, had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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John with Shep 

His friend Wendy Downes confirmed the news of his death to the Sun. She said: John Noakes, died peacefully on Sunday morning May 28th.

John’s stint on ‘Blue Peter’ in the 1960s and ‘70s saw him become the show’s longest-serving presenter.

When his time on the programme came to an end, he fronted his own documentary series, ‘ Go With Noakes’.

In 1984 he settled in Majorca with his wife Vicky, and their son Mark.

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