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Noel Edmonds has reportedly signed a deal to present a new BBC entertainment series. The Deal or No Deal host is said to have agreed to return to front a primetime BBC One show for the first time since Noel's House Party ended in 1999, reports The Sun. Insiders claim that a "campaign of heavy-duty flattery" was used to sign Edmonds for the new Saturday night show. The Bodyguard will see contestants becoming celebrity minders by taking on a series of challenges. The pilot of the show will be filmed at Elstree Studios this month, and is created by Endemol, the company behind Deal or No Deal. A friend of Edmonds is quoted as saying: "Noel back on Saturday nights is obviously a big draw for the BBC - and (more) »

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