Nick Knowles

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 Knowles is one of the UK’s highest rated TV presenters and an RTS award-winning writer.

Over the past twelve years he has hosted BBC1 prime time Saturday night quiz shows Break the Safe, Secret Fortune and Who Dares Wins, and he is the presenter of BBC1’s most watched and longest running prime  time factual series DIY SOS – The Big Build, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2021.

Nick appeared as a contestant on the 2018 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – winning a legion of ITV fans.

He is currently filming for Discovery, BBC and Channel 5 and developing a History stage tour as well as co-writing an archaeological book on the subject of dark age Britain.

Before working for the BBC, Nick worked as a journalist and producer in the UK, Australia and America.

Nick is vocal about and known for his support for the UK police and the service they provide.

He is also known for his work with HRH Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & HRH Duke of Sussex in the Veterans, mental health and various community projects.