Nick Knowles turns down One Show

Nick Knowles

Nick Knowles

DIY expert Nick Knowles has turned down a job on 'The One Show', which would have seen him replace Adrian Chiles as Christine Bleakley's co-host.

Nick Knowles has turned down a presenting job on 'The One Show'.

The DIY expert has vowed not to replace Adrian Chiles on the weekday magazine-style show because it would mean relocating to London, from where he would struggle to give his current programmes enough time and attention.

The 47-year-old star - who has previously guest-presented the show - said: "There was a conversation about whether I would or wouldn't take the job.

"No, that job is not my cup of tea. I'd have to be stuck every day all year in London just doing that show which would mean I couldn't do 'DIY SOS', I couldn't do 'Real Rescues', it would be difficult to do 'Who Dares Wins'."

Although he is a huge fan of the show, Nick wants to keep his schedule clear to allow him to focus on his new TV programme 'Nick Knowles's Original Features' and other upcoming projects.

According to the Daily Express newspaper, he said: "I have done the show a few times when Adrian has been away. It's a great show and it's nice - it reminds me of magazine programme 'Nationwide' in the 70s when I was a kid. It has a regular feel to it, some great reporters and I think they've done a great job with it.

"I've got another Saturday night show coming out soon and I have three new series in production at the moment. I just haven't got time to do it all."

Adrian Chiles left the BBC last month - where he fronted 'Match of the Day 2', 'The One Show' and 'The Apprentice: You're Fired!' in a £6 million move to ITV, which will see him host 'GMTV' and the network's World Cup coverage.

Paul Merton and Matt Allwright are temporarily replacing Adrian on the show while BBC producers find a permanent co-host for Christine Bleakley.


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