INFORMATION ABOUT NICK'S FAMILY AND CAREER
Nick was born in London and raised in Southall by his parents Pat and Eddie. He has one brother, John, and three sisters; Angela, Sheila and Karen.
Nick credits his large, loving family for their unconditional support whilst he made up his mind which career to pursue. He briefly pursued careers in rugby, music and acting before discovering his passion for writing, directing and presenting TV.
Nick has three children Charles, Tuesday and TJ. He married Jessica Rose Moor in Rome in 2012 they live together in west London.
Nick started his TV career at the BBC in London in the Documentary Features department. He then spent two years in Australia working for WIN TV channel 4 news room. He travelled to America to work in news in Phoenix Arizona before returning to the UK and to the ITV TVS newsroom in Maidstone. Later he moved to the newsroom of Meridian Broadcasting as Production Editor and reporter.
Nick sought to present a variety of programmes proving himself to be a versatile presenter on shows such as; 5′s Company, Straight Up, The Great Escape, City Hospital, Find a Fortune and Holidaymaker before appearing on BBC’s hit show DIY SOS which has been consistently the most popular factual programme on TV. The quiz series Judgemental added to Nick’s broad range of shows.
2003 would be the first of many projects Nick would undertake for Comic Relief, this trip took him to Nairobi, the first, also, of many trips to Africa. Still continuing to present the ever popular DIY SOS, Nick also wrote and presented the series Historyonics a comedy history drama for BBC1.
2004 saw Nick taking part in Sport Relief in Zambia. Millions welcomed the New Year with Nick in 2006 when he presented the New Years Eve BBC Coverage. Nick was back to Africa in 2007 for Mission Africa with Major Ken Hames. Real Rescues, Saving Planet Earth and The Big Day were more formats that saw Nick continue to present a variety of programmes. Nick’s last appearance on screen in 2007 was also the first of 2008 as he brought in the New Year on BBC1.
2008 was the year the hugely popular Who Dares Wins first appeared on BBC 1 Saturday nights and Wild About your Garden saw Nick teaming up with the highly respected Chris Beardshaw. Continuing to prove his versatility also Nick presented Last Choir Standing with Myleene Klass. To the Ends of the Earth – BBC1, saw Nick revisiting Africa and getting up close and personal with the wildlife. Guesstimation – saw Nick return for another Saturday night BBC1 National Lottery quiz show. In 2011 Nick indulged in his historical side presenting Original Features and also The Forgotten Blitz a one off programme on the Baedeker bombings.
2012 sees Nick celebrate 25 years in television and continue his exclusive contract with the BBC. He is looking forward to presenting and developing new programmes whilst still presenting his renowned shows DIY SOS, Who Dares Wins, Perfection and Secret Fortune. Always looking for a fresh challenge, Nick has written his first feature film written with director John Miller, which goes into pre production in Spring 2013.
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- Secret Fortune - Series 3
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- See how super mum's house is transformed Posted on: Jan 18th, 2013
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- DIY SOS team to transform home of disabled girl Posted on: Jan 18th, 2013
BBC’S Nick Knowles and his team from flagship TV show DIY SOS will be joined by local tradesmen to transform the home of a severely disabled girl in Weston Hills.
Find out more about Nick's shows
Who dares wins
Now in it’s 5th series this hugely popular, high – tension BBC One Saturday night quiz show sees two teams of complete strangers put their general knowledge and nerve to the ultimate test as they compete to win £50,000.00
Perfection is an exciting true or false quiz show where contestants must achieve 100% accuracy to win a cash prize.
Sort the fact from the fiction and the contestant will win. If they slip up they may have to rely on their co-players for help – but help comes at a cost. Are the co-players double bluffing? One thousand pounds is up for grabs in each game, but only if the players achieve absolute Perfection.
This exciting general knowledge Saturday night quiz show has the audience on the edge of their seat as they wait to see if contestants will walk away with as little as £100.00 or as much as £100,000.000.
Now in it’s 13th year the nations favourite factual entertainment programme continues to recruit friends, family and local trades to improve the homes and lives of families across Britain.
DIY SOS has won the hearts and trust of the nation and it is due to this that so many local trades turn up to each job and volunteer their skills and times for free. Nick is keen to stress that the show would not be possible without them.
Nick Knowles – Presenter, DIY avoider and tea boy.
Billy Byrne – The electrician. Billy lives in his beloved Welwyn Garden city with his wife Elaine.
Chris Frediani – Plasterer and builder. Born in Cornwall but brought up in Devon, Chris still resides there with his wife ‘lucky’ Claire and their three children.
Julian Perryman – Builder and plasterer. Julian has lived in Devon all his life and it was there he met childhood friend Chris Frediani. Julian lives with his wife Sarah and their two daughters.
Mark Millar – Builder. Irish born Mark is the build manager and the tallest member of the team.
All DIY SOS applications and enquiries must be processed through the BBC – click here for the BBC website application page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nick has no involvement with the application process.
“Just for the record: I do not do DIY at home and I will not do your bathroom if you meet me in a pub”
Some clips of Nick at work
Nick is involved with a number of carefully chosen charities that need your help, please support them in any way you can.
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Please do not contact Charlotte for DIY SOS enquiries all enquiries must be dealt with by the BBC.
For DIY SOS applications please write to:
DIY SOS, PO Box 198, Bristol BS99 7JN
Or email: email@example.com
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