Noel Fielding Had David Dimbleby been unveiled as the new host of Blind Date, it would not have been much more of a surprise.
When it was announced last week that the comedian Noel Fielding would be joining Channel 4’s version of The Great British Bake Off, the social media world caught its breath.
The awards and re-commissions continued, 2005’s series two leading to the duo’s first nationwide live tour, overwhelming public demand seeing the dates double in size, performing to some 100,000 punters and culminating in a sell-out five-night recorded run at Brixton Academy. And I’ve got enough clothes that I could easily do that. There’s stand-up in it, and the Moon’s got an alter-ego, a Dark Side. I can’t remember anything else, but I’ll never forget a joke!
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I mean it would be great if for once, these over-the-top jesters would backup their looks with worthwhile Art, but when it comes to Fielding in particular this is not the case.
Watch Noel on any TV Show, any Stand-Up gig, or any interview and you will witness someone who is average at Comedy, average at Acting, and average at Art. Fielding creates is average at best, and his “strange” and “unique” fake-sub-culture style seems to be a distraction from his unremarkable output.
Noel joins Sandi Toksvig as the new presenters when the baking competition moves to Channel 4.
Fielding appeared to be watching his figure after telling The Sunday Times: “No one likes a tubby gut, is what I’m saying”, but he later clarified he loves cake and had actually said “nobody likes a tubby goth”.
In a post on Twitter on Sunday night he wrote: “What I actually said (as a joke) in the Sunday Times was “nobody likes a tubby goth”. I love cake x.” In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, Fielding was quoted as saying: “Sugar is a very powerful thing, I get more work when I’m thinner, so I can’t put on weight. Keith Coffman and Jann Tracey POP star Taylor Swift on Friday won an important ruling in the trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, with the judge dismissing the DJ's rival claim accusing...
But it was his link-up with Julian Barratt that made Noel’s name, first bringing to life Howard Moon and Vince Noir in the upstairs room of a North London pub, the making their Edinburgh Festival debut in 1998, winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer, further Edinburgh live shows and more awards following.
By 2001 the duo were commissioned by the BBC to write and star in a six-part comedy series for Radio 4 that won the Douglas Adams Award, their first TV series aired on BBC Three in 2004, soon moving to BBC2.
A couple got engaged mid-way through Russell Brand's Re: Birth stand up show on Wednesday (10 May).