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Noel Edmonds show dropped by Sky

Noel Edmonds
Edmonds has made a successful comeback to mainstream TV

Presenter Noel Edmonds' campaigning show is not returning for a second series on Sky1.

Noel's HQ, which was aired on Saturday evenings, has not been commissioned by mutual agreement with the host, Sky said in a statement.

The broadcaster added it would continue to work with Edmonds on projects including Noel's Christmas Presents.

Edmonds' show gained notoriety for an on-air tirade about a disabled soldier who was refused planning permission.

'Significant changes'

His attack on a local authority over the matter prompted a viewer complaint, which was not investigated.

The decision to drop Noel's HQ comes as Sky1 prepares to welcome new controller Stuart Murphy.

Murphy, a former controller of BBC Three, has just left the post of creative director at Twofour - the production company behind Noel's HQ.

It is thought that Edmonds may try to sell the show's format to another broadcaster.

"Noel's HQ achieved some significant changes, making a real difference and raising awareness for a variety of charitable campaigns as well as providing life-altering changes for a number of people," added the statement from Sky.

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