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|Birth||26 June 1971, Sidcup, United Kingdom|
Emma Jane Noble (born 26 June 1971) is an English model and actress. She was married to James Major, the son of former Prime Minister John Major, between 1999 and 2004.
Noble was born and brought up in London. She worked as a catwalk model for John Rocha and Ghost before turning to commercial modelling work, and became known as hostess on Bruce Forsyth’s game show The Price Is Right for four years.
Noble met James Major at a dinner at London’s Café Royal in February 1998. The couple became engaged that May, and were married in May 1999 in the Palace of Westminster in London. The reception was held at The Dorchester and earned them a £400,000 deal from Hello!. After her marriage she was known as Emma Major. The couple have a son, Harrison (“Harry”) (born in July 2000), who was later diagnosed as autistic.
Her acting work includes appearances in Crossroads playing Suzie Samson, Jonathan Creek, Casualty, Dennis Potter’s Cold Lazarus, the British film The Truth About Love and the UK stage tour of Popcorn by Ben Elton. In 2005, Noble appeared on the Five reality TV programme The Farm, and gave her fee to the National Autistic Society. In 2008 she was made Global Ambassador for the National Autistic Society; in this role she headed the successful national campaign “Think differently about Autism”.
The marriage ended in an acrimonious divorce in 2004, with Noble accusing Major of “unreasonable behaviour”. Noble was granted a decree nisi on the uncontested grounds that her husband had behaved in such a way that she could not reasonably be expected to continue living with him.
In August 2013, Noble married businessman Conrad Baker in Canterbury Cathedral.