Dear Cosmos, can I have a hit show?
Apr. 3, 2006
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Monday April 3, 2006
Comeback king Noel Edmonds claims the cosmos gave him his surprise hit TV show.
Edmonds, 57, whose broadcasting career had slumped since his BBC heyday, has become a devotee of “cosmic ordering“.
Followers of the faith write down a wishlist of life ambitions which the cosmos will then deliver.
Edmonds claims four of the six “orders” he has made so far have come true, including landing the job of presenting Channel 4′s Deal Or No Deal.
He said: “Given the last few years have been challenging for a variety of reasons, there were certain things I wanted.
“So I wrote, ‘Dear Cosmos, I would like a home in a sunny place that my daughters love, and is private and suits me and I would like that by October.’
“I wrote that in March and completed on the house I adore on September 1, so I got it two months early.
“In May, I wrote that I was looking for a different challenge in my life. I wanted a hit show. It had to be something my girls would watch and I wanted it by October.
“I got the call about Deal Or No Deal in August. I think that’s quite spooky.”
Edmonds says he is keeping the other two orders and the two that have yet to be fulfilled secret for now.
His new faith also accounts for strange doodles, such as a star, an arrow and a rain cloud, inked on his hand. He says they are to encourage his wishes to be realised.
His interest in cosmic ordering, developed by German author Barbel Mohr, was sparked by a reflexologist who gave him a book on it.
Edmonds said: “People might think I’m away with the fairies – but it’s fantastic.”
The former Radio 1 DJ had disappeared from TV after his BBC show House Party ended.
He had also split from second wife Helen.
But now Deal Or No Deal is pulling in four million viewers.
He is up for a BAFTA award and sources say he is about to sign a ?3million contract for the show, which will make him the highest paid presenter on TV again.
He also has a new love, estate agent Marjan Simmons.
Author Mohr developed her theory after chatting with a friend who’d been reading up on positive thinking.
Mohr said: “She suggested I imagine the perfect man with all the right qualities and just ask the universe to send him my way – to place an order for him with the universe.”
Mohr admits she thought the idea was mad – but the man arrived in her life.
Her book was published in 1998, with an English edition printed in 2001.
She said: “If, after reading the book, you think cosmic ordering is total nonsense, but you decide to place an order with the universe anyway just to prove me wrong, then you have subscribed just the way I first did.”
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