Welcome to the Mr Blobby Collection!
'Mr Blobby Collection' is the online Mr Blobby and Noel's House Party archive. We are also home to the world's largest collection of Mr Blobby memorabilia. Back in 2017, we set out to document the weird and wonderful history of Mr Blobby and all the merchandise that arrived with him.
Our aim is to keep the Blobby memory alive and to provide nostalgia for fans both old and new. So whether you had mountains of merchandise back in the nineties, or you've only just discovered him, we welcome you to the wonderful world of Mr Blobby!
Here on our website you can view Mr Blobby's history, including his time on Noel’s House Party, his own ventures, and even his multiple theme parks! Compiling hundreds of articles, photographs and interviews with those who’ve worked with or crossed paths with him, we’ve created a detailed look into his history with never-seen-before photographs and insights. In our Memorabilia section, you can view over 600 pieces of Mr Blobby memorabilia we have in our collection from tomato ketchup to teapots!
If you have any photographs, memories, or anything at all you’d like to share and contribute to the archive, please do get in touch. We’d like to thank all the people who’ve helped us over the past few years, without whom our archive would never have been possible. We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve received since starting out as a little Instagram account. Thank you, and stay Blobby!
A Brief History of Mr Blobby
In 1992, ahead of the second series of "Noel's House Party", the BBC came up with a new way to prank unsuspecting celebrities for their "Gotcha Oscar" segment. Producer Michael Leggo drew a rough sketch of a large pink-being with yellow spots...and Mr Blobby was born!
Portrayed by Bradford-born actor Barry Killerby, who has also starred in "ChuckleVision" and "After Henry", Mr Blobby first appeared on our screens on 24th October 1992. He pranked dancer Wayne Sleep, awarding him his Gotcha Oscar. But before long, Mr Blobby became a celebrity in his own right. He took the UK by storm, receiving more fan mail than Noel Edmonds, before beating Take That to the Christmas No. 1 spot with his own song in 1993.
Noel Edmonds and Michael Leggo (Executive Producer of Noel's House Party)
Winners of the BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment Programme, 1993
Barry Killerby and Mr Blobby
During the 90s, "Blobbymania" hit the nation. Woolworths was filled with pink lemonade cans, Marks & Spencer boasted selling 16,000 Blobby Birthday Cakes every week, and Superdrug stocked Mr Blobby wrapping paper!
A mountain of merchandise was produced and children and adults alike couldn't get enough of it. Soon, shop shelves up and down the country were pink and yellow.
The Noel's House Party Team, 1994
"Noel's House Party" won a BAFTA in 1993 for Best Light Entertainment Programme and became one of the most watched shows of the nineties. Set in the fictional village of Crinkley Bottom, more specifically in the Great House, Noel's House Party and its pranks and games became a staple of nineties television.
Its success didn't end there, "Noel's Garden Party", a travelling theme park where visitors could meet Mr Blobby, Noel Edmonds and a multitude of other celebrities attracted over 100,000 visitors. Due to this demand, Crinkley Bottom theme parks were set up at Cricket St. Thomas and Happy Mount Park in 1994 (though the latter is a sore subject), and eventually Blobby attractions were also present at Pleasurewood Hills and Dobwalls Adventure Park. The theme parks held live shows where thousands of children would flock to catch a glimpse of their favourite pink and yellow hero and brought the world of Mr Blobby to life.
Mr Blobby continued to be a popular figure in the late nineties. During 1996, he became a regular on the BBC's "Live & Kicking", causing even more mayhem! He could also be found performing in pantomimes up and down the country, and turning on Christmas lights too.
Eventually, in March 1999, "Noel's House Party" came to an end after low ratings and disputes between Noel Edmonds and the BBC. Mr Blobby continued to entertain, appearing frequently in children's television programmes in the early 2000s, including as a series regular on "Jim Davidson's Generation Game" between 2001 and 2002.
During the noughties, Mr Blobby appeared on a variety of shows including "Dead Ringers" and "Dick and Dom in da Bungalow". Eventually Barry Killerby left the role as the demand for Blobs lessened, and went on to appear in various CBBC programmes.
Mr Blobby and Noel Edmonds at the Crinkley Bottom at Cricket St. Thomas Theme Park, Somerset
Mr Blobby greets a crowd of fans! (12th October 1995)
Credit: Hatherleigh History Society
More recently, Mr Blobby is portrayed by producer and musician Paul Denson. He's been making regular appearances for ITV and Channel 4 including "Loose Women" and "The Last Leg". You can even spot him in the occasional live event.
In 2019, he appeared in an advert campaign celebrating 100 Years of Tesco, visiting several stores across the UK.
You can view his latest antics and some old favourites on his YouTube Channel here.