DIY SOS star Nick Knowles ‘facing axe’ after starring in new Shreddies advert

TV star Nick Knowles is reportedly facing the sack from BBC show DIY SOS after appearing in a cereal advert.

The 56-year-old presenter plays a builder in a new Shreddies commercial, but he could have breached strict BBC rules.

And after working on the show for 21 years, Nick could now be shown the exit door for potentially breaching the corporation’s strict advertising rules, according to The Sun.

The lucrative commercial is believed to have pocketed Nick some welcome cash, but it may cost him a hefty price.

“Nick has basically been handed an ultimatum and the decision may already be out of his hands,” a source told The Sun.

“Nick is in absolute torment about the whole situation because he loves the Beeb.

“But they have very strict guidelines when it comes to their talent and advertising and he has already broken them by filming the ads. But Shreddies don’t want to pull the campaign.

“While Nick is technically a free agent, he appears to have used his connection to DIY SOS in the advert which is totally out of order in the eyes of the BBC.”

The cereal advert only lasts 30 seconds and Nick calls himself “Nick get it done Knowles” as he pops out of laundry basket dressing in trademark building gear.

The ad was first aired back in February and has already been viewed more than two million times on YouTube.

But Nick is understandably sweating over the Beeb’s decision as to whether they will work with him again after a long-running partnership.

Nick hosted the popular show for the first time way back in 1999 and quickly became a favourite with TV viewers.

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The show sees a team of expert builders and volunteers completely transform homes and make them into much-improved properties.

The final results often leave families in floods of tears – and even the presenter and his team get emotional as some of the extreme makeovers can have life-changing results.

Nick is well-known for his charitable side and working with good causes to make a difference.

And last year he and his team raised a whopping £1million for Children In Need for their hugely-successful Big Build project.

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He once admitted: “People ask why I’m never crying at the end like everyone else. In fact I do, just away from the cameras.

"I don’t think that moment should be about me.”

A joint statement from the Beeb and the star to The Sun, said: “Both the BBC and Nick are keen to resolve this matter and are working together to seek a solution.”

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