How many times has Noel Edmonds been married? Any children and grandchildren?

Noel Edmonds was married three times.

The TV star has been married twice before, to Gillian Slater from 1971 until 1982 and to Helen Soby from 1986 until 2004, with whom he has four daughters, Charlotte, Lorna, Olivia and Alice. He tied the knot with his third wife Liz Davies in July 2009.

Superficially, Noel Edmonds is a slick TV presenter noted for dazzling sweaters and colourful shirts. More importantly, he has been in the forefront of genuinely groundbreaking TV shows, notably Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Noel's House Party, which provided entirely new formats for Saturday light entertainment.

Born in Ilford, Essex in 1948, and educated at Brentwood Public School, in 1968 Edmonds plumped for a job at Radio Luxembourg rather than going to university. He joined Radio 1 in 1969, taking over from the sacked Kenny Everett in 1970. Edmonds' breakfast show dominated the airwaves from 1972 to 1977. His smooth style and fondness for punning and practical jokes made him easy on the ear. His first appearance on the BBC's chart show Top of the Pops came in 1972 where he sported his trademark well-trimmed beard.

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