Noel Edmonds’ strangest beliefs
The eccentric presenter is expected to share his unusual views in the jungle after becoming last-minute contestant on I'm a Celebrity
Outspoken TV host Noel Edmonds is heading down under this week for a stint on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV has confirmed.
The former Deal or No Deal presenter is expected to be a particularly interesting contestant, having repeatedly made headlines with his opinions on everything from the dangers of Wi-Fi to the lack of risk posed by death.
Here are six of his more unusual assertions.
In June 2016, Edmonds decided to share his views as a user of an electromagnetic pulse device called EMPpad.
In a now-deleted tweet, he asserted that the “simple box” slowed ageing, reduced pain, lifted depression and stress, and even tackled cancer. “Yep tackles cancer!” he emphasised.
The outrage triggered by his claims was so great that the device makers had to issue a statement saying the company “did not agree with comments he made on Twitter in any way, shape or form”, according to the BBC.
All in the attitude
After being challenged on social media over his EMPpad claims, Edmonds provoked more anger by suggesting that one Twitter user’s cancer might have been caused by his negative attitude.
The TV star had been berated for his “quackery” by a man with the user name @VaunEarl, whose profile said he had “kidney cancer and lymph node metastases and psoriatic arthritis”.
Edmonds tweeted back: “@VaunEarl Scientific fact-disease is caused by negative energy. Is it possible your ill health is caused by your negative attitude? #explore.”
Unsurprisingly, other users responded with a string of angry messages.
Edmonds appears to believe Wi-Fi is to blame for many of the world’s ills. “We’re surrounded by electro mist, fog and smog. We’re covering ourselves in the wrong sorts of electro-magnetism,” he told Daily Mirror in 2015.
“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 electromagnetic fields. All you are is energy, remember that.”
In a 2008 interview with the Daily Express, Noel said he believed that he was still in contact with his late parents.
He explained: “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.
“My belief is that these are something to do with some form of spiritual energy. And possibly because I miss my parents like mad, I like to think they are them.”
The TV host is a leading proponent of a concept known as “cosmic ordering”. He published a book on the issue, titled Positively Happy: Cosmic Ways To Change Your Life, in 2007 after being introduced to the practice by his reflexologist, reports Digital Spy.
Launching a Cosmic Ordering iPhone app in 2009, Edmonds explained: “Cosmic ordering has, over the past four years, brought me a fresh, exciting lifestyle full of love, laughter, happiness and success and I believe that it can do the same for anyone who is prepared to trust in the power of the cosmos.
“We must never forget that the cosmos exists solely to help those who want to help themselves. It is an incredibly powerful force and a wonderful friend for all who adopt a positive approach to life.
“However, the cosmos won’t, indeed it can’t, assist you unless you adhere to the three basic rules of cosmic ordering, the most important of which is belief in yourself and your right to be successful.”
Edmonds has suggested that it is impossible for human beings to die.
“You don’t live life, life lives you,” he told the Daily Mirror. “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. My energy will return to where it came from – part of a massive, incomprehensible universal web of energy.”