Nick Knowles, The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion, Saturday, BBC1, 8.05pm.
Best knownwn for: Presenting DIY SOS. Early life: Born Nicholas Simon Augustine Knowles on September 21,1, 1962 in Southall,hall, London. He has a brother and three sisters.sisters At 11 he and his family moved to Mildenhall in Suffolk and studied at St Louis Middle school. They later moved again, this time to Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He became a labourer before starting his own business. Passionate about music, he played in assorted bands before teaming up with his brother to perform in bars and clubs in London and the Midlands. Career: Knowles’s TV career started at the BBC in London in the Documentary Features department. He worked in news in Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to the UK and ITV’s TVS newsroom in Maidstone. He honed his skills as a reporter, producer and director before going in front of the camera as a presenter on sex advice show Confidential. Other shows have included TVWeekly, Entertainment Today and Put ItToTheTest. Since 1999 he has fronted BBC One’s DIY SOS, and also worked on To theEndsofthe Earth,Perfection and Guesstimation. His latest project is TheNational Lottery:FiveStarFamilyReunion. Trivia: In 2007 it was revealed Knowles was suffering from tuberculosis, which he believes he contracted while filming for Comic Relief in Zambia. Quote: “I have never wanted to be associated with one kind of programme – it’s important to challenge yourself and make sure you are not pigeon holed.”