Hello, Dali | Noel Fielding names his daughter after 'the absurdist pope'

Hello, Dali

Noel Fielding names his daughter after 'the absurdist pope'

comedyNoel Fielding has reportedly named his new daughter Dali, after the surrealist artist.

He and girlfriend Lliana Bird, a Radio X DJ, became parents for the first time earlier this month, and The Sun has now reported that they have settled on a name.

Fielding has long acknowledged the influence of the Catalonian artist in his comedy. 

He has spoken of his admiration for Dali’s memorable juxtapositions and his showmanship, saying: ‘I saw a documentary about him, and he was walking around New York with an anteater and a load of dwarfs. Dalí is like the absurdist pope. He's omnipresent: if you like weird stuff, you can't get away from him.’

And Fielding’s pal Serge Pizzorno, the Kasabian guitarist, said Dali even inspired Fielding to take the job as Great British Bake Off host, arguing: 'We figured Salvador Dali did a chocolate advert, so it’s OK. That sort of makes it all right.’

Fielding appeared in one of Sky Arts’ Urban Myths films last year, about Alice Cooper meeting Dali. He played the rock star with David Suchet as the artist, as pictured below:

Cooper Dali

Published: 15 Apr 2018

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