Nick Knowles to keep DIY SOS role, BBC says

Nick Knowles will keep his job on DIY SOS following reports his role was under threat over a cereal advert, the BBC said.

Knowles was at risk of leaving the home makeover show after filming a commercial for Shreddies, The Sun reported.

It was said the deal threatened to violate the BBC’s rules.

Nick Knowles
Nick Knowles will keep his job on DIY SOS, the BBC confirmed, amid reports it was under threat due to outside commercial activities (Ben Birchall/PA)

However, the corporation and Knowles, 58, have now confirmed the issue has been resolved and he will return to the show he has hosted since 1999.

He will miss the Children In Need charity special later this year because it coincides with the Shreddies ad campaign but he will be back in 2022.

A joint statement from the BBC and Knowles said: “Both Nick and the BBC have resolved the issue recently reported relating to Nick’s commercial agreements and BBC guidelines.

“With the campaign still running, Nick will step back from the DIY SOS Children In Need special this year but will be back on our screens in 2022.”

In a separate statement, the BBC said: “Nick is an important member of the BBC family and we are pleased that this matter is resolved.

“We will resume filming DIY SOS as soon as it’s safe to do so and Nick will be back on our screens in 2022.”

Knowles featured in a 30-second Shreddies advert as a builder helping a family.

In the clip, he wore a blue Shreddies hard hat and described himself as “Nick ‘get it done’ Knowles”.