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Exclusive: Noel Edmonds tells "SLIMEY" Herbert Smith Freehills "F**K YOU"
13 April 2018
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Noel Edmonds has delivered a stunning message to Herbert Smith Freehills: "FUCK YOU".

The television star wrote, "SLIMEY LAWYERS of HERBERT SMITH FREELOADERS-FUCK YOU" on Noel.World.com this week as part of a public semi-apology to Lloyds Banking Group and its Chief Executive, Antonio Horta-Osorio, whom Edmonds appeared to accuse of murder in an earlier article.

Lloyds instructed Hebert Smith Freehills after Edmonds obtained litigation funding in January to sue the bank for £60m. The star claims that Lloyds deliberately bankrupted his business, Unique Group, in the 2000s when Unique Group was the victim of a scam involving staff at a branch of HBOS which was subsequently taken over by Lloyds.

    Noel's Grouse Party. 

Last year Edmonds created a website which is given over entirely to strongly-worded criticisms of Lloyds bank, its executive board, its lawyers and in particular its CEO. On 4 April Edmonds published a post titled "LIAR-yes.ADULTERER-yes. MURDERER?" The piece suggested that Horta-Osorio was responsible for the deaths of "100’s, possibly 1000’s" of people who, Edmonds wrote, had probably killed themselves because they were made bankrupt by Lloyds.

This week Edmonds published an apology of sorts after, he said, Herbert Smith Freehills threatened legal action. "I deeply regret using language that could be interpreted as meaning that I believe Mr Osorio had murdered LLOYDS victims", he wrote. "In future I will use more accurate language-Mr HORTY NOSORIO is the leader of a bunch of assassins who’ve destroyed the lives of thousands if not millions of my fellow countrymen”. Edmonds added his salty message to HSF as a PS:

    bLOBBY bLOBBY bLObBYyyyyyYYYY!!!!

Asked to explain his misgivings about Herbies, Edmonds told RollOnFriday that the firm had threatened him with defamation. In the greatest quote ever given to RollOnFriday he said its banking clients "are the living embodiment of all that's evil in our society - so fuck em I say! love and positivity, Noel Edmonds".

  Given his take on Lloyds' logo, Noel would probably enjoy HSF's Crinkley Bottom.

After becoming one of the biggest names in television in the 1990s with Noel's House Party, Edmonds found new fame this millennium as the host of Deal or No Deal. In recent years he has made headlines for odd pronouncements including claims that his 'Electromagnetic Field Box' can tackle cancer, and that he is visited by his dead parents in the form of two orbs which are "both the size of a melon". 

Edmonds told RollOnFriday that HSF "have threatened both myself and my lawyer Jonathan Coad (Keystone) with defamation actions".  He said, "My position, which has been communicated to them, is ‘bring it on” as I relish any court action which highlights Mr Horty Nosorio’s and Lord Blackwell’s refusal to embrace honesty, professional ethics and human compassion".

Edmonds said he would attend Lloyds' May AGM and "point out to them" that "they carry personal responsibility for the utter misery LBG has bestowed upon hundreds of UK SME’s which they have cynically plundered for both corporate and personal gain".

The TV titan continued, "In my 50 year broadcasting career I have never used the ‘F word’". But, he said, " in the case of these Evil Banksters" it was "wholly appropriate as these men are the living embodiment of all that's evil in our society - so fuck em I say!" Signing off with "love and positivity", Edmonds provided a link to his song about the issue, 'Evil Banksters', saying, "please encourage your readers to see our track which has had over 1 million views so far".


Herbert Smith Freehills declined to comment.
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anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:15
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He's bouncing back
anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:25
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I wish that more public apologies were like this one!!!
anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:28
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Superb, well said Noel
Bentines
13/04/2018 08:36
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I'm glad Cheggers isn't around to witness this :(
anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:36
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he is giving us a good laugh.
He does hav a point however in terms of the pathetic compensation offered to the victims of the HBOS case. The bank has not covered itself in glory over this and barely acknowledged there was a problem until their staff were on the point of being jailed. Unlike most victims he is able to get publicity and has found funding for his action.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:40
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Lloyds should offer him 22 settlements ranging from 1p to £60m, each in a sealed box.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 08:59
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Would like to know how many people died as a direct consequence of using Noel's miracle-cure field box as an alternative to conventional treatment.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 09:15
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Literally millions, if not billions.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 09:45
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think anon @9.15 is wildly missing the point
anonymous user
13/04/2018 09:46
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He has gone full Trump.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 10:00
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I thought he was dead.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 10:04
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If I were dealing with this HSF, I would take this as a badge of honour. And turn up to court with an improbable fake beard.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 10:12
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To see the man who created Mr Blobby fall so far....
anonymous user
13/04/2018 10:23
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But why did he 'centre' the entire apology? The headline I could understand, but the whole thing?
Looks messy, detracts from the elegance of his prose.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 10:28
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Completely off topic but the only excuse I'll ever get to link to the greatest moment of Saturday morning television ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEkB25V_ow8
anonymous user
13/04/2018 12:34
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A shame he didn't say Herbert S**t Freeloaders
anonymous user
13/04/2018 14:25
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I wish he could get Lloyds to pull that insulting marketing campaign they're running about mental health issues when they're probably responsible for the mental suffering and breakdowns in millions of their 'valued' customers.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 14:25
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Plus one for his general opinion of A-HO.
anonymous user
13/04/2018 15:20
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"that he is visited by his dead parents in the form of two orbs which are "both the size of a melon".


Could Mrs Edmonds have just gone to the supermarket to buy her weekly cantaloupe without him realising?
anonymous user
14/04/2018 06:23
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It great what Noel is doing, it will be interesting what he does after he settles; will help others? The access to justice for victims is just not there unless you have deep pockets. It beggars belief regulators do not help??
anonymous user
14/04/2018 09:08
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and yet he always seemed to get on quite well with "The Banker" on Deal or No Deal?
anonymous user
14/04/2018 14:42
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Fair play to Noel. I for one am so glad he has the guts and clout to pursue this campaign. One of my distant ancestors was a founding member of Lloyd's Bank (so I am led to believe) hundreds of years ago and I carry the Lloyd name. But I am ashamed to be even a distant part of the family, and feel physically sick when I am forced to watch the Bank's intelligence-insulting and smarmy TV adverts - rightly lampooned by Mr. Edmonds.
I am currently fighting a different bank myself, but all have committed the same breaches of basic decency. Nonetheless, Lloyds still lost me a family holiday home five years ago that a bit of flexibility could have allowed me to retain, and back in the early 90s - during the previous short, sharp recession - the same bank ruined by brother, one of the most honourable and decent people you could meet, for the want of a little bit of give and take.
  

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