John Noakes found safe in field near Majorca home

Missing former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been found near his home in Majorca after going missing for more than eight hours.

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been reported missing in Majorca. Picture: PA
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes has been reported missing in Majorca. Picture: PA

The 81-year-old, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found in a storm drain about one kilometre from his home, his wife Vicky said.

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Mr Noakes, who is Blue Peter’s longest-serving presenter, is being taken to hospital in the city of Palma.

Mrs Noakes said police had told her he did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries.

From l-r: Peter Purves, Lesley Judd, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes with his dog 'Shep presenting Blue Peter in 1972. Picture: PA