Noel Edmonds films pilot for new Channel 4 entertainment show

But will it be any good?

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Noel Edmonds may be causing controversy lately with his views on curing cancer, but he could be making a TV entertainment comeback.

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RadioTimes.com can reveal that the House Party and Deal or No Deal presenter has been making a pilot for a new Channel 4 entertainment format made by Hat Trick, the producers of Have I Got News For You.

The idea for the as-yet-untitled show involves visiting various locations and challenging contestants to guess the value of things. Objects sized up include a signed Man United shirt and a tuft of grass from Old Trafford.

Noel has even been spotted filming a section in a reclamation yard in Wells in Somerset, thus proving that even once discarded old treasures still often have their place and value. (Boom! Tish!)

Channel 4 and Hat Trick confirmed that the show was being developed and had not yet been commissioned. C4 said it was a “non-transmittable pilot for daytime”.

Edmonds is also understood to have filmed a pilot for a new C4 show with Alan Carr called The Odd Couple. 

The broadcaster added that it is due to decide at the end of the year whether to recommission Edmonds’ long-running entertainment show Deal or No Deal.

Late last month he posted an online address in the guise of a character called Priscilla Prim which lauded his 1990s BBC1 show Noel’s House Party and claimed that the BBC was no longer interested in this kind of “family entertainment”.

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This was followed by a more controversial episode last week when Edmonds caused consternation with his claim that negative energy caused cancer and that positive thinking had cured his own prostate cancer.