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P eter Purves has led the trib­utes to his

Blue Peter co-star john noakes, who has died fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with alzheimer’s, aged 83. ‘We had so much fun to­gether over the years. There were hun­dreds and hun­dreds of happy mem­o­ries. i’ll never for­get him,’ says Peter.

john re­mains Blue Peter’s long­est-serv­ing pre­sen­ter and fans will re­mem­ber him fondly for his en­coun­ters with spe­cial guests – such as way­ward ele­phant Lulu – and es­capades

with his beloved ca­nine com­pan­ion shep.

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