Inside Ross Noble and his Aussie wife’s rough-ride relationship

They've seen some adversity over the years.
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English comedian Ross Noble is hitting our screens on this season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia.

The Brit will be in good company as the show’s boss, Lord Alan Sugar, is also from the UK. Though, we doubt any number of heritage similarities will be enough for Sugar to take it easy on Ross… or any of the celebrities for that matter.

Despite his nationality, Ross has multiple ties to the land down under, the most prominent being his Aussie wife Fran.

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Ross, 44, currently resides in Melbourne with his Australian wife Fran, with whom he shares two daughters, Elfie and Willow. 

The couple have had a rough ride over the years. Back in 2009, their farm on the northern outskirts of Melbourne was demolished in the Victorian bushfires. While the family was not harmed in the blaze, their material possessions were destroyed and the Noble’s jetted back to the UK the following year.

It is probably for this reason that Ross has chosen the Australian Red Cross, who raise money for bushfire relief, as his charity for Celebrity Apprentice. 

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Ross currently lives in Melbourne with his wife Fran. (Credit: Instagram)

Ross and Fran eventually returned to Australia and have made quite the lives for themselves.

Back in 2019, the couple upgraded their mid-century Mount Eliza home for a property on the Mornington Peninsula with a larger block of land.

“They’re moving to acerage,” RT Edgar director Ms Sayers told Domain at the time of purchase. “They did own a property in St Andrews which was sadly destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires and they’ve decided their hearts belong on their land.” 

While Fran doesn’t feature too much on Ross’ social media, the comedian has been known to mention his wife in numerous of his stand-up routines, with hilarious results. 

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Ross has teamed up with the Australian Red Cross for his stint on Celebrity Apprentice. (Credit: Instagram)

As well as joking about being unable to keep up with his wife’s “fit” Australian family, during his BBC Live At The Apollo performance, the 44-year-old told a hilarious story about a bit he used to do with his wife at the supermarket.

Explaining that he used to hold up a can of dog food and shout “Fran!” down the aisle, Ross claimed that his loving partner would, time and time again, exasperatedly reply: “We haven’t got a dog”.

“I did this every time we went to the supermarket for about two years.” the stand-up star said during the routine. “And she started to get a bit annoyed. And finally, she snapped, she lost it, and she got us a dog.” 

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Do this batch of celebs have what it takes to impress Lord Alan Sugar? (Credit: Channel Nine)

In the same performance, the comedian joked that he eventually changed the cans of dog food for nappies when he would yell out to her in the grocery store.

But rather than conceding and giving him a child (as was Ross’ intention with the switch), without skipping a beat, Fran replied, “No Ross, it’s alright, the doctor said you don’t have to wear them anymore”.

It looks like funny man Ross has some competition on his hands. Let’s see if he’s still laughing after facing Lord Alan Sugar’s wrath on this season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia. 

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