Meet Nick Knowles – TV presenter of the very popular home show DIY SOS
Nick Knowles will be speaking to Kirstie McDermott on the House and Home Interiors & Design Theatre on Friday 25th October.
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 newsroom.
A brief spell in news in Phoenix Arizona followed before returning to the UK and the ITV TVS newsroom in Maidstone. Reporter, Producer and Director, Nick was the first journalist on the scene of the Deal barracks bombing. Later he moved to the newsroom of Meridian Broadcasting as Production Editor and reporter. At this stage he was asked to present more and more programmes.
The first was Confidential, a sex advice programme, then TV Weekly, Entertainment Today, Put It to the Test, where Nick worked for the first time with Carol Vorderman – the only show to our knowledge that has been shown on ITV and BBC! Ridgeriders – a motorbike history series that ran for eight years, getting viewing figures in excess of 50% and still being repeated today!!
Walk Over History, a car review programme, Roadshow and TV Revealed, based at Elstree studios. He also covered Sailing for ITV and SKY including taking part in a leg of the Round the World Speed Record with Adventurer.
Nick’s career progressed with 5’s Company on Channel 5, Straight Up – a political Sunday programme for ITV, The Great Escape for BBC, three years of RTS award winning City Hospital for the BBC, Find a Fortune (9 million viewers) and Holidaymaker (7 million viewers) for Sunday evening ITV. He piloted two weeks of Housecall for BBC and Trading Up before appearing on BBC’s hit show DIY SOS, which regularly draws viewing figures of 8 million and has been consistently the most popular factual programme on TV.
2012 saw Nick celebrate 25 years in television as he continued his exclusive contract with the BBC. He remains the presenter of his renowned shows DIY SOS, Who Dares Wins and Secret Fortune.
In the last couple of years he has continued to present DIY SOS and numerous Game Shows including, the BBC National Lottery game show Break the Safe.
Nick appeared in a 5 part documentary entitled “The Retreat” (BBC2) in September 2016 covering his trip to a detox and healing retreat in Thailand.
In April 2017 Nick presented a 2 part programme “Mind Over Marathon” (BBC1) following numerous runners with varying mental health issues all attempting to run the London Marathon in aid of the Heads Together Campaign set up by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Nick appeared as a contestant on ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity Get Me out of Here” in 2018.
Nick Knowles is the host of DIY SOS which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Host of the BBC’s longest-running quiz show Who Dares Wins which celebrates its 100th episode this month.
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