Noel Edmonds is expected to make a return to BBC One.
The popular television presenter is currently in talks to host a new entertainment show for the channel, hoping to recapture the glory days of Noel’s House Party.
Noel’s House Party attracted big ratings throughout the 1990s and introduced us to the iconic Mr Blobby. The show was cancelled by the BBC in 1999 after viewing figures began to fall. It was just one of a number of big Saturday early evening entertainment series’ Edmonds hosted for the Beeb in the 1980s and 90s.
Noel, initially famous with the corporation thanks to hosting the breakfast show on BBC Radio 1, moved to children’s TV in the 1970s with Saturday morning show Swap Shop. During the 70s he also hosted numerous editions of BBC One chart show Top of the Pops and was a regular judge on ATV’s New Faces over on ITV.
Following House Party’s demise he retreated away from the cameras before his career was revived in 2005 when he became host of Deal Or No Deal on Channel 4.
The Sun newspaper reports that Edmonds is expected to film a pilot for a new show later this month. Other former Beeb shows included triva quiz Telly Addics, nostalgia clip show Telly Years and dreams come true series Noel’s Christmas Presents.