Who is Nick Knowles? Meet the I’m a Celebrity contestant and TV presenter

The producers have finally signed him up after years of trying. But will Nick Knowles' DIY SOS skills come in handy in the jungle?

Even Ant McPartlin’s jungle absence isn’t enough to put the brakes on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

The ITV contest is back, and this time Nick Knowles has been signed up as a contestant. But who is he, and how does he think he'll cope on his jungle adventure?

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Age: 56

Occupation: TV presenter

Best known for: Nick Knowles is a favourite with home improvement enthusiasts as the long-standing presenter of TV show DIY SOS.

The home makeover programme has been running for nearly 20 years with Nick helping to transform worthy candidates’ houses into their dream homes.

Nick has fronted wildlife shows Mission Africa and Saving Planet Earth, as well as National Lottery game shows Who Dares Wins, Break the Safe, and 5-Star Family Reunion.

He’s also presented other series including Last Choir Standing and Secret Fortune, and spent four years at the helm of gameshow Perfection.

The star has been vegan for years, so there's a good chance he won’t be up for any of the eating trials.

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He said: “I have been to Thailand and done some fasting. And so it is not the amount of food that will be difficult but the boredom. If you spend a long time not doing much in between tasks, that is when you tend to think of food a lot when you haven’t got much to do!”

Jungle fears: Apparently none.

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returns on Sunday, November 18 at 9pm on ITV.

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