John Noakes died at 83

John Noakes worked as a longest serving presenter of a children’s show. He presented the show for more than 12 years, mostly seen with his dog called Shep.

In addition to his children’s dhow he was also famous for his rash stunts i.e. Nelson’s Column and jumping out of planes. He was also famous for his encounter with a baby elephant.

John Noakes family declared said he had “endured and suffered from” Alzheimer’s ailment.

“John Noakes, died peacefully on Sunday morning May 28th. He had endured and suffered from Alzheimer’s over recent years and 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”.

“Whilst he will be greatly miss by his wife, family and many friends his release from continuing ill health must be count as a blessing.”

“His many escapades with his faithful companion Shep, during his time with Blue Peter, will live on in many people’s memories. That is how his family would like him remember.”


John Noakes was a qualified aircraft engine fitter for the RAF even before he becomes an actor. He was a favorite as the show’s action man, and persistent to play on that same role with some series of Go With Noakes, where he toured around the UK with Shep (his dog) beside him.

He started Blue Peter as a host in December 1965, pleasing the role of action man in the series, which he facilitated present for more than 12 years.

After separation from the show, he started making some television appearances and wrote a children’s book as well, earlier to sailing nearby the Mediterranean and finally settling down in Majorca.

social media is filled with the tribute to the star.