Nick Knowles takes swipe at Jimmy Carrs I Literally Just Told you and BBCs Weakest Link

Nick Knowles announces return of DIY SOS

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DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles has taken to Twitter to hit out at Jimmy Carr’s game show I Literally Just Told You over the format of the show, claiming that it “plays charities off against each other for entertainment”. In a social media post, the Home Is Where The Art Is star, 59, also took aim at BBC quiz show Weakest Link, while explaining his decision to appear on ITV’s Catchphrase.

I’m not sure I like playing charities off against each other for entertainment

Nick Knowles

In view of his 159,800 followers, the star detailed his issue with the game show.

Nick wrote: “So Jimmy Carr’s “I literally just told you’” plays off charities against each other to go home with nothing.

“So 3 important charities took part tonight but received no cash at all.

“Only one got money.

“I’m not sure I like playing charities off against each other for entertainment,” he added.

Twitter user Damien Gilmore pointed out that BBC quiz show The Weakest Link also had the same format.

They penned: “Same with The Weakest Link I think sir!”

Responding to the revelation, Nick explained his reasoning for appearing on ITV show Catchphrase.

He replied: “Then I’m unhappy with that too – I recently did Catchphrase because the charity gets what you win.”

Followers of the BBC star quickly took to the comments of his post to share their thoughts on the subject.

Inez Collier wrote: “That isn’t entertainment Nick, it sounds vile. As with anyone else, charities are struggling at the moment.”

Jim Bittlestone penned: “I’m wondering if it’s just for tv and they share the money actually, or pay both anyway?

“I’m hoping so anyway,” they added.

However, a few Twitter users claimed that Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel took a different approach.

Graham Davies wrote: “The wheel gives all charities a prize.”

While Twitter user Call Me Dave added: “The Christmas celebrity edition of The Wheel gave £10,000 each to the two ‘losing’ celebrities.”

Earlier this month, the TV host took to the micro-blogging platform to announce his return to DIY SOS in the new year, after having a break from the show over breaking strict BBC guidelines.

The presenter found himself in trouble with the broadcaster earlier this due to breaking strict guidelines with his involvement in a Shreddies advert.

In a joint statement, the BBC and Nick 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.”

Express.co.uk has contacted BBC and Channel 4 representatives for comment.

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