Some things about the past are best left undisturbed - Count Dracula's coffin, King Tut's tomb, and the career of Noel Edmonds. Ever since I can remember Noel's name has been synonimous with 'rubbish T.V.'. From 'Top Of The Pops' through to 'Noel's House Party', everything he has touched has turned to soggy paper. Watching this programme - a breezy romp through Noel's television history - was like reliving a nightmare. The Bearded Wonder's presenting skills have not improved one iota since the days he introduced Clive Dunn in a rocking chair singing 'Grandad'. Bad programmes aside, Noel does not appear to be particularly nice as a person; he disparaged the lifeboat man who'd saved him from drowning after he later sold his story to the press, and indulged in self-pity in the aftermath of the Michael Lush tragedy. Some fun to be had out of seeing Noel made to look stupid by Chris Morris on 'Brass Eye', and the downfall of the 'Crinky Bottom' theme park chain, but as it ended, I thought: "There's a danger this programme could lead to a career rebirth for Noel. Oh no. Please don't let it be so.". Well, it did, didn't it? So the nightmare is with us all over again!
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