John Noakes: A career in pictures

Blue Peter's longest-serving presenter, Halifax-born John Noakes, has died aged 83.

The TV personality enjoyed a long career in the limelight.

These images show him in his element with his collie Shep at a sponsored 'dog jog' in Regent's Park in 1980, and marking the programme's 30th birthday with Anthea Turner and Caron Keating in 1993.

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He is pictured at the National Television Awards with co-presenters Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves in 2008, and meeting the Queen in the same year.

Known for his sense of physical daring and adventure, Noakes is pictured before a parachute jump at Sunderland Airport in 1969.

And he never forgot his roots - the Halifax-born actor is shown visiting pupils at Shelf Primary School in 1979.