Noel Edmonds 'targeted by female online stalker'
Noel Edmonds has enlisted the help of a troll protection company after being targeted by an alleged online stalker.
The Deal or No Deal host revealed his situation when he tweeted The One Show presenter Alex Jones to congratulate her after she was granted a restraining order against her own stalker.
"Total support and sympathy Alex," Noel wrote. "I’ve got one now but am reluctant to bother the police #priceoffame."
Alex, who was harassed for 17 months by Shane Goldsmith, replied: "Thanks Noel. So glad that it’s sorted now. I hope your situation can be fixed too."
"Thank you. I appreciate your kind thoughts. I’m seeking prof advice (sic)," Noel responded.
The MailOnline reported that Noel has received a series of "threatening" emails and messages on Twitter from a woman who is said to be planning to "expose their relationship".
He is said to have asked Web Sheriff, a company which helps celebrities battle online trolls and stalkers, to step in and help with the situation because he is keen not to involve the police.
"Noel has been bombarded with unpleasant tweets, accusing him of all sorts of things and claiming she is going to expose their relationship," a source told the outlet. "This has been going on for weeks."
Recounting the situation to a friend, Noel detailed just what was happening.
"Regrettably true," he replied on Twitter. "Wouldn’t joke with Alex Jones on this. Web Sheriff dealing. I went public because she’s threatening on emails and tweets to go to the media about ‘our relationship’. Very unpleasant."
The identity of the woman is as yet unknown. Noel is currently happily married to make-up artist Liz Davies, who he wed in 2009.
He was previously married to Gillian Slater for 11 years, before going on to marry Helen Soby, the mother of his four children, for 18 years until they split in 2004.
- Cover Media