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‘I put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown’: Nick Knowles embraces his weight gain

‘I put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown’: Nick Knowles admits he ‘ate all the pies’ as he embraces his fuller figure after DIY SOS Children In Need special

Nick Knowles said he has ‘put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown’ after gorging on pies. 

The TV presenter, 58, addressed the trolling he had received over his fuller figure after wearing a wetsuit for a DIY SOS Children In Need Special episode on Thursday. 

When asked if the comments bothered him, Nick said to Gethin Jones on BBC’s Morning Live on Friday: ‘No because the thing is I put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown.  

Trimmer: Nick pictured here at the start of January

Weight gain: Nick Knowles confirmed he ‘put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown’ after gorging on pies, as he displayed his fuller figure on TV on Thursday (L, R in January)

‘I couldn’t do any training, I was doing a lot of writing, a lot of banana bread and I grew a big beard and stayed in and I wrote a lot. 

‘So when I came to do the shoot I thought “I’ll tidy myself up” and then actually no because so many people, not everybody, did the Joe Wicks thing, not everyone spends half their life in the gym.

‘Some people put on a lot of weight and I thought do you know what, first start of the show, let’s start with that straight away.’

Honest: Nick said to Gethin Jones on BBC's Morning Live on Friday: 'I put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown'

Honest: Nick said to Gethin Jones on BBC’s Morning Live on Friday: ‘I put on a lot of weight during the first lockdown’

Honest: The TV presenter, 58, addressed the trolling he had received over his fuller figure after wearing a wetsuit for a DIY SOS Children In Need Special episode on Thursday

Before: Nick , candidly admitted he 'ate all the pies' on Friday as he shrugged off the undeserved backlash he has received from Twitter users regarding his recent weight gain (pictured in 2019)

Honest: The TV presenter, 58, addressed the trolling he had received over his fuller figure after wearing a wetsuit for a DIY SOS Children In Need Special episode on Thursday (L, R in 2019)

During the Children In Need episode, the TV personality headed to Swansea to transform a surf school for children in the area who suffer from learning difficulties.     

As the location was by the sea, Nick embraced his fuller frame, as he donned a wetsuit for a dip in the ocean. 

He added: ‘So the opening scene was me in a wetsuit, literally if I had laid down on the beach the green piece would have dragged me back int the water. But like let’s embrace it!

Over-indulged: He added: 'I couldn't do any training, I was doing a lot of writing, a lot of banana bread and I grew a big beard and stayed in and I wrote a lot'

Over-indulged: He added: ‘I couldn’t do any training, I was doing a lot of writing, a lot of banana bread and I grew a big beard and stayed in and I wrote a lot’

Kind: During the Children In Need episode, the TV personality headed to Swansea to transform a surf school for children in the area with learning difficulties

Kind: During the Children In Need episode, the TV personality headed to Swansea to transform a surf school for children in the area with learning difficulties

Seeing the funny side: Nick told Gethin while many threw themselves into the Joe Wicks' family workouts, not everyone wants to 'spend their life at the gym'

Seeing the funny side: Nick told Gethin while many threw themselves into the Joe Wicks’ family workouts, not everyone wants to ‘spend their life at the gym’

‘There was a combination of what an amazing job and also who ate all the pies? Well I did. You do whatever you have to do to get through lockdown.’

As many individuals have gained pounds during the pandemic, Nick encouraged viewers to focus on the importance of helping those in need, instead of his fuller figure. 

He added on Twitter: ‘Yes we are not actors. Yes I’m large after lockdown. Yes my hair is a mess I don’t care It’s!!!! Concentrate on the story.’

What is important: Nick encouraged viewers to focus on the importance of helping children in need, instead of his fuller figure as he said 'yes I'm large after lockdown' on Twitter

What is important: Nick encouraged viewers to focus on the importance of helping children in need, instead of his fuller figure as he said ‘yes I’m large after lockdown’ on Twitter

Many fans showed their agreement as they praised Nick for his noble efforts on the show. 

One Twitter user penned: ‘It was an amazing show. And for all those eejits who were concentrating on the wrong stuff – sorry but I saw NK earlier this week for a garden coffee. Hair cut, no Alice band, beard trimmed, weight lost. Never mind eh?’

A second wrote a touching message: ‘Over 20yrs ago u did a Children in Need challenge at Lakeside, you came in our shop and made a comment about beauty being size less and ageless, you made us all feel beautiful and valued. 

‘Head your own words Sir. You do wonderful things with and for wonderful people. Growing heart.’

Another Twitter user penned: ‘Well done Nick and the team, and to all those in the construction industry who contributed time, money and materials. A Herculean job to get it built in 9 days!! Stunning finishes too.’

Plenty to smile about: Many fans praised the television personality for his noble efforts on the charitable DIY SOS episode

Plenty to smile about: Many fans praised the television personality for his noble efforts on the charitable DIY SOS episode

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