John Noakes Bio Details

Full name

John Wallace Noakes

Maiden name

John Wallace Bottomley





Date of birth

6 Mar 1934

Birth place

Shelf, Halifax, Yorkshire, England


TV Presenter



Rishworth School, Rishworth, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England, United Kingdom

Noakes is not John's birth name - he disliked his original surname and so at the age of 17 changed it after admiring Alfie Noakes, a big band trumpeter - who was later to become his stepfather. John Noakes real birth name is John Bottomley.
30 June 2015: After a ten hour search John was located by a police helicopter crew in a strawberry field not far from his Majorcan home. He was in a bad way, but not with any life-threatening injuries. His wife Vicky had reported him missing after he went for a walk from their home in Andraxt. The TV presenter has apparently been suffering from Alzheimers for some years.

John Noakes

Much loved British TV Presenter.
Longest serving presenter of Blue Peter.
John Noakes

Relationship History

Vicky Noakes


1 child together


John Noakes Children

Mark Noakes


Mark Noakes

with Vicky Noakes

Son of John Noakes

John Noakes Family

John Noakes's parents:

John Noakes's step-father was Alfie Noakes John Noakes's father was Arthur Bottomley John Noakes's mother was Sallie Noakes John Noakes's step-mother was Mabel Bottomley

John Noakes's children:

John Noakes's son is Mark Noakes

John Noakes's current partners:

John Noakes's wife is Vicky Noakes

John Noakes's grandparents:

John Noakes's grandfather was Alfred Hampson John Noakes's grandmother was Mary Hampson John Noakes's grandfather is Ernest Bottomley John Noakes's grandmother is Robina Bottomley

John Noakes FameChain Links

Blue Peter Presenters

1965 - 1978

Other people in this association:

Matt Baker 1999 - 2006

Richard Bacon 1997 - 1998

Anthea Turner 1992 - 1994