It was sad to hear of John’s death today. For me he will hold the title of the greatest Blue Peter presenter of all time.
He was their longest-serving presenter, appearing for more than 12 years and most of the time he would be accompanied by his faithful companion Shep.
I think he was Children’s TV’s most down to earth daredevil and often took many risks for the benefit of viewers. Some may also remember his own series ‘Go with Noakes’.
Although off our screens for many years he will be remembered and greatly missed.