Noel Edmonds: I'm honoured to inspire Ant and Dec
Noel Edmonds takes it as a compliment that Ant and Dec stole his idea for Saturday Night Takeaway.
The TV personality has been on the small screen since the 70s but really made the big time when he launched show Noel's Saturday Roadshow in 1988, which became Noel's House Party in 1991. House Party ran for eight years and saw the host reside in a fake mansion in fictional town Crinkley Bottom, full of celebrity guests and fun games.
Duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have seen success with their show Saturday Night Takeaway since 2002, following a similar form. Noel is convinced he was the inspiration behind it.
“I’m a big fan of Ant and Dec, I think they’re excellent presenters. They’ve been honest, they’ve plundered the House Party archive and created Takeaway. I don’t have a problem with that, I take it as a compliment," he told British newspaper The Mirror.
“When I look at some of things I used to do with the BBC and currently at C4, I’m pretty comfortable with the space that I’ve occupied. I have been very fortunate and worked with good people."
Noel is now busy with his Channel 4 show Deal or No Deal, which he's been fronting for almost a decade. However once it reaches its ten-year anniversary in October, the star is unsure what will happen as his next contract hasn't been negotiated yet.
Away from work Noel enjoys kicking back and relaxing and is taking notice of the negative effects of electricity, Wi-Fi and phone signals.
“Everything is about energy. We’re surrounded by electro mist, fog and smog. We’re covering ourselves in the wrong sorts of electro-magnetism," he sighed.
“These idiot politicians who talk about climate change, for goodness sake, do they really think little us can do anything about it? No, of course not."
- Cover Media