5 things you didn't know about Nick Knowles

The British TV presenter may be known for his colourful career, but there are some lesser-known facts about him that will surprise you.

Nick Knowles has lived an illustrious career on British televison for over 30 years. From reality TV, to game shows to property series', the presenter has become a familiar face for many. However, there are still some things about Nick that not many people will know about:

He's a musician

Yep, Nick Knowles released his debut album, Every Kind Of People in 2017 consisting of 11 cover songs. His rendition of "Make You Feel My Love" has just under one million likes on YouTube generating a strong fan following. His deep, full-bodied voice offers a unique take on the classics which have cultivated a new audience and career path. 


Find out why I love what I do and enjoy another teaser from my upcoming album 'Every Kind Of People' out 10/11

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He co-wrote an award-winning film

With two other co-writers, Nick wrote a comedy film called Golden Years which was released in 2016. It featured a revered British cast, with actors such as Bernard Hill, Phil Davis and Sue Johnston. The film was well reviewed and even won 'Best Film' at the Marbella Film Festival.

He was first a labourer

Before Nick began his career as a presenter on DIY series', he worked as a professional labourer. It wasn't until the mid 1980s when he pursued a passion in TV and became a runner, before moving up the ladder into presenting. The first show he ever presented was called Ridge Riders - where celebrities would have the chance to ride classic motorcycles on off-the-beaten-tracks around the UK. 

He's a top-hat collector

Nick says his interest in top hats came from his childhood where his father used to leave them around the house. He then began his own collection at the age of 28, buying from local markets to auction houses, and he's even had a go at making his own. He stated that his most expensive top hat cost £4,500 GBP ($8,150 AUD) which dates back to the mid-to-late 18th century and is in rare black French silk.


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He was on a reality TV show

At 56, Nick entered the British version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and made it to the top six. He became known for offering musical treats in hopes to bring the group together. Upon his exit, he stated that his sole purpose on joining the show was to display unity in the era of Brexit: "We're having such a hard time in the UK at the minute and there's such division in the UK," he said. "I thought if we could show in here we can get on, it might influence people back home." 

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