From Holly Willoughby to the Archbishop of Canterbury: Noel Edmonds wildest feuds as he enters Im A Celeb


Noel Edmonds is going into Im A Celebrity (Picture: ITV)

Noel Edmonds is about to enter the Im A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle, with a tidy £600,000 fee coming his way.

And judging by the list of feuds under his belt, that will be money well spent.

While the 69-year-old is a TV legend thanks to shows like Noels House Party, Deal Or No Deal and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, hes become more known in recent years for his hot-headed temper and spats with other celebs.

Which bodes really well for his new campmates…

Whether its radio rivals or people who invest in Lloyds Bank, Noel isnt afraid to ruffle some feathers – so ahead of his jungle entrance, heres some of his wildest feuds over the years.

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby
Noel and Holly clashed on This Morning (Picture: ITV)

Considering Holly is hosting Im A Celeb along with Dec Donnelly, this isnt ideal.

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The pair clashed on This Morning in 2016 after Noel suggested that a mans cancer had been caused by his negative attitude.

Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield appeared sceptical of his claims, suggesting they had been insensitive, while Holly asked him if he would say something similar to a child battling the disease.

The 90s TV icon later blasted the pair for stitching him up on the show.

According to The Mirror, Noel, who previously suffered from cancer himself, blasted: The style of questioning was aggressive and disrespectful to the viewer. I am always prepared to give straight answers to straight questions but I wasnt given time to respond.

If you are unlucky enough to be seriously ill, I promise I wont be so callous and I will show you respect, sympathy and compassion.

Phillip Schofield

Phillip also riled up Noel (Picture: Picture: ITV)

And its not just Holly – Phil is in Noels bad books too.

Following the interview, Noel said of the ol silver fox: Phil – trying to be Jeremy Paxman doesnt suit you and at least JP gives his guest the chance to answer.

Edmonds later tweeted a study that found that negative people were more vulnerable to illness, with Phil calling the research insensitive and tactless.

Noel then tweeted: You corrupted the truth and made a fool of yourself. Your ego is larger than your intellect.

Picking a fight with Phil? Who are ya, Amanda Holden?

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley in Lloyds ad and Noel Edmonds
Noel wasnt impressed that Rachel is in the new Lloyds ad (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock/Lloyds)

Countdown star Rachel took part in an ad to support Lloyds Banks mental health campaign – the bank which Edmonds is suing for £60 million over a fraud a decade ago which he claims ruined his TV business.

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He claims that his business Unique Group was crippled by bankers at HBOS in Reading – which was rescued by Lloyds during the financial crisis.

Taking aim at Rachel on his blog, Noel wrote: Apparently Rachel has been paid £20,000 to lend her name to the campaign.

For the moment we will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that the endorsement was arranged by an agent who did not inform her of the true purpose of Lloyds campaign.

Its possible ( but we wonder where shes been over the last 12 months) that Rachel is not aware that LLOYDS BANK is responsible for the destruction of lives and livelihoods on a military scale [sic].


Rachel later clarified she didnt receive a penny for her participation in the campaign.

Edmonds also published blog posts with similar criticisms aimed at Pro Green, Victoria Pendleton, Alex Brooker and Jeremy Paxman.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher with the Q Best Solo Artist Award and Q Outstanding Contribution to Music Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTO. Picture date: Wednesday October 17, 2018. See PA story SHOWBIZ QAwards. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
They have the same names? Get it?! (Picture: PA)

Noel G and Noel E had a rather awkward run-in at a restaurant, and we dont think Gallagher will be on the TV stars Christmas list this year.

The Oasis star told BBC Radio 2: I went for lunch last week and in the seat next to me was Noel Edmonds. Ive never met him and my missus was going, “No way, thats Noel Edmonds”.


And he said to me, “Its great to finally meet you after all these years because of all the jokes and that”. I went, “What jokes? What are you talking about?” And he goes, “Because were both called Noel”. And I went, “What jokes are you talking about? Are people taking the mickey out of me to you?”

And he went, “Well, you know”. And then there was an awkward silence and I was like, “Whatever, enjoy your sea bass”. What jokes?! It wasnt me dressed as Mr Blobby all those years. I dont know what he was on about.

Chris Moyles

Chris Moyles
Chris took over the mantle as Radio 1 Breakfast Show host (Picture: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)

Noel hosted the Radio 1 Breakfast Show from 1973 until 1978, but wasnt too impressed with Chris Moyles when he took over in 2004 (even though he stayed at the helm for eight years).

Speaking to Q Magazine, Noel said: I find a lot of what he says offensive.

I feels rather horrid to say that I dont think his show is very good.

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Noel was tickled by Jimmys cartoon doppelganger (Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

When Jimmy appeared on a celebrity edition of Deal Or No Deal, Noel apparently used the opportunity to compare the comedian to Family Guy sex pest Quagmire.

Comedian Nick Helm said on Fubar Radio: Noel Edmonds was absolutely insane. He would say some of the most offensive stuff to us as guests.

The joke is that Jimmy Carr looks like Quagmire. I dont know whether Jimmy gets it a lot. He didnt really know how to react, he didnt want to lower himself to actually respond to the joke.


Noel says: “The Banker seems to think you look a little bit like Quagmire”.

Apparently, Jimmy labelled Noel creepy when he sidled up to him and said giggedy-giggedy.

The Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby makes an address during a National Service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 11, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Armistice. Photo credit should read: Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire
If even Justin Welby can be Noels enemy, nobody is safe (Picture: Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire)

Perhaps the cherry on top of Noels sundae of spats, he recently called out the Archibishop of Canterbury after he allegedly invested in Lloyds Banking Group and refused to meet HBOS fraud victims.

Speaking at a panel at the SME Alliance annual meeting, Noel said: Is there a bigger hypocrite than Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the CEO of “Lords Bank”?

Ever since all this started, Ive been trying to get an appointment with him so I could explain some of the issues affecting not just Lloyds victims, but all victims of banking crime and my efforts have been rejected.

Does he have a divine right to be an arsehole? And I reckon that Im justified in calling him that and much worse because he wont meet me or any Lloyds victims and the church is one of the biggest investors in Lloyds Banking Group.

Justin Welby, [you] used the expression but I think you are the reincarnation of an ancient evil.

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