Noel Edmonds serves coffee at community park cafe

The retired gameshow host now lives in New Zealand but made a surprise visit to Frome, Somerset.

Noel Edmonds
Noel Edmonds made a surprise appearance behind the counter at a community cafe. (PA Images)

Noel Edmonds surprised customers at a park cafe in Somerset by doing a shift working behind the counter.

The former Deal or No Deal presenter - who now lives in New Zealand where he owns his own cafe - visited the Victoria Park community cafe in Frome and after chatting to staff agreed to take a turn serving coffee.

Cafe staff member Sherry Anne Downes told Somerset Live: “Noel certainly caused quite a stir. He was in the park with family and popped in for a cappuccino.

“Initially I asked him if I could take a photo and then I cheekily asked whether he wanted to get behind the counter and serve some customers. He happily obliged and did about 20 minutes and people just loved it - he was an angel.

“Noel loved the idea of our community cafe as he owns one in New Zealand. He talked to us about our cafe as well as talking about his own business.”

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The 74-year-old Noel's House Party star and his wife Liz Davies moved to New Zealand in 2019, where he now owns the Dunbar Estate at Ngatimoti on the banks of the Motueka River, which includes a cafe.

Noel Edmonds took part in I'm A Celebrity in 2018. (ITV)
Noel Edmonds took part in I'm A Celebrity in 2018. (ITV)

The TV presenter - who took part in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2018 - is reported to be in the UK to visit his daughter Alice, who is about to have a baby.

Staff at the Somerset cafe revealed he was wearing odd shoes - a blue loafer on one foot and a brown boot on the other.

Downers said: “When we asked him about it he said he had started off wearing odd socks and then took it further to wear odd shoes. He wanted to start a new trend and it’s something that has apparently been picked up by others in New Zealand.”

Catherine Tate and Noel Edmonds take part in a special episode of Deal or No Deal for Red Nose Day on March 16, 2007. (Photo by Paul Groom/Comic Relief/Getty Images)
Noel Edmonds hosted Deal Or No Deal for 11 years. (Getty Images)

Edmonds has four daughters with his first wife, Gillian Slater.

He met his third wife, Davies, when she was working as a make-up artist on gameshow Deal Or No Deal. They married in 2009.

Edmonds rose to fame presenting children's show Swap Shop and then Top Of The Pops.

Between 1991 and 1999 he was the host of popular family Saturday night entertainment show Noel's House Party.

Mr Blobby left with Noel Edmonds tv presenter
Noel Edmonds with Noel's House Party co-star Mr Blobby. (Alamy)

He hosted Deal Or No Deal on Channel 4 from 2005 to 2016.

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The gameshow has been rebooted by ITV with Stephen Mulhern as the host.

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