He’s one of television’s most recognisable faces, but Noel Edmonds is nearly as famous for some of his weird behaviour away from the cameras.
Only this week, the Deal Or No Deal presenter provoked an uproar when he accused a cancer sufferer’s ill health on “negative energy”.
He even went on to defend his stance, suggesting that stress caused his own prostate cancer, claiming to have overcome it by changing his outlook on life.
But this is not the first time that Noel, 67, has caused the nation to lift its collective eyebrows at something downright bizarre he has said or done…
Angels: Noel believes the orbs over his shoulder are his late parents (Rex)
He believes glowing orbs hover over his shoulder
Noel said in 2008 that two glowing balls of shimmering light hover over his shoulder and follow him wherever he goes.
Further to that, he believes these are the spirits of his late parents watching over him.
He said at the time: “I have two orbs that visit me. They’re both the size of a melon and one sits on my arm and the other is over my shoulder. I like to think they’re my parents. Conventional photography can’t pick them up but digital cameras can.”
The TV star reckons he has proof of the “positive energy” orbs in a series of photos - although he has yet to show them to the rest of us…
Odd: The TV star has a life-sized mannequin called Candice (Rex)
He takes a fully clothed dummy with him wherever he goes
There are in fact three people in Noel’s marriage. There’s him of course, his [third] wife Liz - and a dummy called Candice.
The life-sized mannequin was originally used by Noel to pose as a fake passenger in his taxi to stop people fro flagging him down and expecting a ride.
However, Candice soon became a star in her own right, with her own Twitter page and fashion line.
Noel has since said that the dummy was meant to be a device to poke fun at “detached” celebrities and he simply went along with it when she started becoming popular in her own right.
He said: “We really didn’t expect things would take off like this. We know she’s not real. The majority of people who follow her on Twitter know she’s not real. But she seems to have touched a chord because she’s funny.”
Blame game: Noel got a lot of stick for his tweet on migrants (Twitter)
He blamed traffic jams on migrants
Noel was forced to abandon his journey earlier this year because of a typically British day of traffic jams.
However, rather than blame roadworks or rush hour commuting, Noel instead chose to blame migrants for clogging the roads.
He tweeted: “Just tried to get somewhere. Allowed loads of time but abandoned journey. Am I alone in feeling Britain is full?”
Immigration is, of course, a divisive subject and some argued he was simply using traffic jams to make a point about Britain’s infrastructure not being able to cope with more people in the country.
But tweeters pointed out to a signal failure on the London Underground, meaning that roads were more packed than usual.
And to prove the point, Noel was hit with numerous pictures of roads across Britain looking pretty empty.
Energy: The biggest threat to humanity is apparently electro smog (Rex)
He thinks the biggest threat to humanity is electro smog
More than global terror, war, disease and famine, Noel thinks the single biggest thing we have to worry about is electro smog, natch.
He said last year: “The biggest problem we have is not Ebola, it’s not Aids, it’s electro smog.
“The Wi-Fi and all of the systems that we are introducing into our lives are destroying our own natural electro-magnetic fields. All you are is energy, remember that.”
He added: “We’re surrounded by electro mist, fog and smog. We’re covering ourselves in the wrong sorts of electro-magnetism.”
In fact, his fear of electro smog is so great that it caused him to buy an EMPpad to “readjusts the electro-magnetism in your body”.
And it was this pad that Noel was praising when he made his comments about a cancer sufferer who dared to criticise its uses this week.
Life goes on: The star does not believe we die (Rex)
He thinks there’s no such thing as death
Noel is a positive and happy person and he claims that everyone is simply a ball of energy - and as a result of that, no one can actually die.
He explained: “If you want to be happy you need to think of yourself as a container of energy. There is a universal energy, yes of course, it embraces us.
“When you appreciate this, life becomes a lot more exciting. You don’t live life, life lives you. There isn’t such a thing as death, it’s just departure. You cannot die. It’s been known for a very long time.
“The energy leaves your container but it has to go somewhere. You cannot destroy energy.”
Wish list: Noel got a job on Deal Or No Deal after trying cosmic ordering (Rex)
He believes you can get what you want just by writing it down
This process is actually known as cosmic ordering - a form of positive thinking where someone writes down their wish list and simply waits for it to become a reality.
Noel’s belief in cosmic ordering came after he was introduced to the practice by a reflexologist and one of his wishes was for a new challenge.
Not having any TV work since Noel’s House Party ended in 1999, the presenter was soon offered the chance to front Deal Or No Deal in 2005, which went on to become a huge hit.
So that’s obviously proof it works.
Top pic: Rex