Noel Fielding is the loveable, slightly eccentric TV co-presenter of the Great British Bake Off, but that isn't his only success. The comedian has also had a successful stand-up career, co-created the bizarre comedy show The Mighty Boosh, and has appeared in shows including The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Noel is also a regularly on panel shows; he was the captain of a team on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and has made several legendary appearances on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. But just how much is the 45-year-old worth?
Noel Fielding's net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the presenter has an impressive net worth of around £4.6million thanks to his TV shows including Luxury Comedy, as well as his film appearances in Horrid Henry: The Movie and Set the Thames on Fire. According to The Sun, Noel makes £200,000 for his gig on Bake Off, although it is unknown whether his co-presenter, Sandi Toksvig, makes more. In an interview, she said: "On my show, nobody’s being paid more than me. I don't ask what they’re being paid — I just make sure they’re not getting more than me."
Noel has a successful television career
Noel has an impressive fortune as the director of two businesses with his talent agent, Caroline Chignell. Secret Peter Limited most recently revealed a £23,000 profit, while Fantasy Man Ltd made an incredible £286,000. Speaking about his financial success, he previously said: "We never really thought about money that much or career steps or anything like that, so that was all quite alien to us. When we got quite big and were generating a lot of money through the arenas we became quite a big thing and a lot of managers appeared and it became a big machine like we were in Pink Floyd or something, and I don't think we were into that. We didn't really compromise."
However, Noel wasn't always successful! The comic once revealed that he was sacked from a job when he was a teenager for an hilarious reason, telling the Guardian: "When I was 14, I had a job in a cake shop. I got caught by the boss, lying down eating cake, and was sacked on my first day."
Noel is reportedly paid £200,000 per Bake Off series
Noel was born in Westminster to parents Ray and Yvonne Fielding, who were just 18 when they had him. Speaking about his childhood ambitions, he told Interview magazine: "When I was five? A cowboy. I used to wear this cowboy outfit. I wouldn't take off. It was ridiculous. My mum was like, 'You've got to take that off sometime,' and I was like, 'No way, this is it.' The 45-year-old has one brother, Michael, who appears as Naboo the Enigma in The Mighty Boosh. Noel is also good friends with Russell Brand, Richard Ayoade and Courtney Love. He attended college at the Croydon School of Art, something that Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood says the pair have in common, and graduated in 1995. Speaking about his experience at art school, he told the Guardian: "I hated school, so when I got to this place with other people who could draw and were interested in wearing makeup, it was amazing."
Noel Fielding's relationships
Noel is currently in a relationship with Radio X DJ Lliana Bird, and the couple share a baby son who the Daily Mail has reported is called Dali. The happy family were spotted enjoying a coffee together back in May, with Noel checking on their bundle of joy, who was snuggled into his chest in a wrapped baby carrier. The family-of-three live in Highgate. He has also previously been linked to Courtney Love, Dee Plume and Peaches Geldof.
Noel is known for his unusual fashion sense
Noel is well-known for his unconventional taste in fashion, and regularly styles his hair and outfits differently. His looks are often a point of discussion for fans of Bake Off, and he previously opened up about his looks, telling the Independent that he once saw Jarvis Cocker in the street wearing all-corduroy, and explained: "I remember thinking, if you ever become famous, you have to maintain your image. If you saw Nick Cave in the supermarket in tracksuit bottoms, you'd kill yourself. I'm not particularly a slippers and dressing gown type. I don't have that wiring. I don't have a weird tracksuit I put on when I get in… That's not my zone."
Noel at the British Comedy Awards