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Nick Knowles returns to UK for ‘crunch talks with ex’

Nick Knowles was seen arriving back in the UK for ‘crunch talks’ with his ex Jessica Moor after she accused him of subjecting her to years of emotional cruelty and physical abuse.

The 55-year-old DIY SOS presenter, who has been left in ‘tears’ and has vehemently denied the allegations, touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday.

Nick cut an incredibly tense figure as he strolled through the terminal in light of claims that he has flown all the way back from the USA in a bid to ‘try and sort this mess out’ with his 30-year-old former partner.

    

Nick Knowles was seen arriving back in the UK for ‘crunch talks’ with his ex Jessica Moor after she accused him of subjecting her to years of emotional cruelty and physical abuse

Nick furrowed his brow as he carted along his suitcase, while toting the rest of his essentials in a backpack.

His ensemble matched his mood, as he clad his figure in a grey zip-up fleece which flashed a glimpse of his simple black top underneath. 

Nick teamed the look with a pair of dark wash denims and a pair of brown shoes provided him with the utmost comfort as he sauntered along. 

The TV star looked clearly exhausted and failed to raise a smile following his long-haul flight. 

The DIY SOS presenter, 55, who has been left in 'tears' and has vehemently denied the allegations, touched down at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday

The DIY SOS presenter, 55, who has been left in ‘tears’ and has vehemently denied the allegations, touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday

Weary: Nick cut an incredibly tense figure as he strolled through the terminal in light of claims that he has flown all the way back from the USA in a bid to 'try and sort this mess out' with his 30-year-old former partner

Weary: Nick cut an incredibly tense figure as he strolled through the terminal in light of claims that he has flown all the way back from the USA in a bid to 'try and sort this mess out' with his 30-year-old former partner

Weary: Nick cut an incredibly tense figure as he strolled through the terminal in light of claims that he has flown all the way back from the USA in a bid to ‘try and sort this mess out’ with his 30-year-old former partner

Nick furrowed his brow as he carted along his suitcase, while toting the rest of his essentials in a backpack

Nick furrowed his brow as he carted along his suitcase, while toting the rest of his essentials in a backpack

After doing charity work in Los Angeles, Nick was forced to book an urgent flight back to Britain after his estranged wife Jessica accused him of years of ’emotional and physical abuse.’

A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘Nick has been in tears over this, he is utterly shell- shocked.

‘He is trying to do what’s best for his family and is devastated things have blown up the way they have

‘Despite everything he still really cares for Jessica, not least as she is the mum of his son. He is looking forward to getting to the bottom of everything.’

His ensemble matched his mood, as he clad his figure in a grey zip-up fleece which flashed a glimpse of his simple black top underneath

His ensemble matched his mood, as he clad his figure in a grey zip-up fleece which flashed a glimpse of his simple black top underneath

The TV star looked clearly exhausted and failed to raise a smile following his long-haul flight

The TV star looked clearly exhausted and failed to raise a smile following his long-haul flight

After doing charity work in Los Angeles, Nick was forced to book an urgent flight back to Britain after his estranged wife Jessica accused him of years of 'emotional and physical abuse'

After doing charity work in Los Angeles, Nick was forced to book an urgent flight back to Britain after his estranged wife Jessica accused him of years of ’emotional and physical abuse’

A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Nick has been in tears over this, he is utterly shell- shocked' and it was also added that he is trying 'to get to the bottom' of the issue with ex Jessica 

A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘Nick has been in tears over this, he is utterly shell- shocked’ and it was also added that he is trying ‘to get to the bottom’ of the issue with ex Jessica 

MailOnline has contacted Nick’s representatives for comment.     

In the wake of the allegations, weary Nick appeared tense as he was joined by a mystery brunette in Los Angeles amid claims he is now ‘dating marketing executive Rebecca Kearns, 28.’

His sighting comes after a show of support from his former mistress and mother of his lovechild Paula Beckett-Vass, who exclusively told MailOnline that he was ‘neither a violent or bullying man’ and that she didn’t believe the ‘devastating accusations.’  

And while it is claimed that the DIY SOS star’s ‘three month relationship’ with Rebecca is ‘getting serious’, he is also said to be jetting back to the UK to ‘try and sort this mess out’ with ex Jessica.   

Speaking about his reported new lady love, which comes hot on the heels of his divorce troubles, a source told The Sun: ‘He doesn’t want Rebecca to have to endure anything so has kept their relationship low key, but all this has blown everything out of the water.’

Time to talk? It was continued: 'He is trying to do what's best for his family and is devastated things have blown up the way they have

Time to talk? It was continued: ‘He is trying to do what’s best for his family and is devastated things have blown up the way they have

Happier times: Nick and Jessica wed in 2012 and share one son Eddie, three. They announced their decision to separate in January 2016 (pictured in June 2014 when Jessica was seven months pregnant)

Happier times: Nick and Jessica wed in 2012 and share one son Eddie, three. They announced their decision to separate in January 2016 (pictured in June 2014 when Jessica was seven months pregnant)

His tense sighting comes after a show of support from his former mistress and mother of his lovechild Paula Beckett-Vass, who exclusively told MailOnline that he was ‘neither a violent or bullying man’ and that she didn’t believe the ‘devastating accusations.’

The mother of the presenter’s lovechild, now 21, has revealed that he is incapable of the ‘physical abuse’ and ‘intimidation’ alleged by his estranged wife, Jessica.

Former mistress Paula, 47 – with whom he had a son during a two-affair – said: ‘I have known Nick for 25 years, and he has always been a complete gentleman to me.

‘He’s not a violent or bullying man – far from it. I absolutely do not believe he’s capable of these devastating accusations.’

The beauty therapist mother-of-three continued: ‘Nick is an excellent father to our son Tyrian-J Knowles, whom he completely supported throughout his schooling and upbringing. 

'He's far from a bully!': His tense sighting comes after the mother of his lovechild Paula Beckett-Vass offered him support - stating that she didn't believe Jessica's abuse claims

‘He’s far from a bully!’: His tense sighting comes after the mother of his lovechild Paula Beckett-Vass offered him support – stating that she didn’t believe Jessica’s abuse claims

‘He goes above and beyond his parental duties. I’m greatly saddened that this has happened to our family.’ 

'I don't believe it': The mother of the presenter's lovechild, now 21, (R) has revealed that he is incapable of the 'physical abuse' and 'intimidation' alleged by his estranged wife, Jessica

‘I don’t believe it’: The mother of the presenter’s lovechild, now 21, (R) has revealed that he is incapable of the ‘physical abuse’ and ‘intimidation’ alleged by his estranged wife, Jessica

'He has always been a complete gentleman to me': Former mistress Paula, 47 - with whom he had a son during a two-affair - sang his praises in wake of Jessica's abuse claims 

‘He has always been a complete gentleman to me’: Former mistress Paula, 47 – with whom he had a son during a two-affair – sang his praises in wake of Jessica’s abuse claims 

The beauty therapist mother-of-three continued: ‘Nick is an excellent father to our son Tyrian-J Knowles (pictured), whom he completely supported throughout his schooling and upbringing'

The beauty therapist mother-of-three continued: ‘Nick is an excellent father to our son Tyrian-J Knowles (pictured), whom he completely supported throughout his schooling and upbringing’

MailOnline have contacted Nick Knowles’ rep for comment.

His appearance over in LA comes after Nick’s estranged wife Jessica Moor is now reportedly asking for more than £48,000 a year from him in light of their bitter divorce battle. 

According to The Sun, Jessica who is currently receiving £4,000 a month as part of their settlement, is demanding an extra £2,000 a month in order to fund their three-year-old son Eddie’s education. 

‘Nick is distraught that Jessica has made these claims. She already gets £4,000 a month from him and he’s funded her life for years,’ a source told the publication. 

Nick is reportedly refusing to pay Jessica the money and has said that he will pay Eddie’s school the required fee directly. 

MailOnline had contacted representatives for Nick Knowles for further comment at the time.           

This comes after Jessica retaliated against her ex husband’s response to her ‘open letter about my divorce’ posted on Twitter on Friday.

In the long diatribe, she alleged ‘years of emotional cruelty, physical abuse’ by her husband as well as reportedly withdrawing their son Eddie from private education.

Demands: Nick's estranged wife Jessica (here in July 2013) is reportedly asking for more than £48,000 a year from him in light of their bitter divorce battle

Demands: Nick’s estranged wife Jessica (here in July 2013) is reportedly asking for more than £48,000 a year from him in light of their bitter divorce battle

Reports: According to The Sun, Jessica who is currently receiving £4,000 a month as part of their settlement, is demanding an extra £2,000 a month in order to fund their three-year-old son Eddie's education

Reports: According to The Sun, Jessica who is currently receiving £4,000 a month as part of their settlement, is demanding an extra £2,000 a month in order to fund their three-year-old son Eddie’s education

However, sources close to the DIY SOS presenter denied the allegations – saying he ‘only wants the best for his son’.

In a new statement on the micro-blogging site on Sunday, she denounced his denials of ‘cruelty’ and continued to suggest that he has withdrawn his financial support for their son. 

In the equally emotional letter captioned: ‘In response’, Jessica responded to Nick’s apparent shock at the ‘horrendous’ allegations made, saying: 

‘Nick may be intelligent but he is not smart. He is now denying that he withdrew his promise to send Eddie to private school but it was sent by his solicitor to mine.

Hitting back: Nick Knowles' estranged wife Jessica Rose Moor has retaliated against her ex husband's response to her 'open letter about my divorce' posted on Twitter on Friday

Hitting back: Nick Knowles’ estranged wife Jessica Rose Moor has retaliated against her ex husband’s response to her ‘open letter about my divorce’ posted on Twitter on Friday

‘He as also denied years of cruelty but I do have diaries and photographic proof’. 

Jessica then alleged that the presenter ‘abandoned’ her with young son Eddie in Spain for a ‘string of girlfriends’, and that she wants Nick to ‘keep his promises’ or she may publish ‘witness statements’ that could confirm her allegations. 

She continued: ‘All I want is for him to keep all the promises he made to me and Eddie when he walked out of our lives to have a string of girlfriends after abandoning us in Spain. 

‘If he does not keep his promises, my only option (since I can’t afford to fight it legally – which he knows) is to publish all that I have including witness statements because at that point I will have nothing to lose. 

Meanwhile, Nick is reportedly stunned by his estranged wife’s accusations that he physically and emotionally abused her for years.

Hitting back: Jessica suggested that she had proof of the cruelty she had experienced

Hitting back: Jessica suggested that she had proof of the cruelty she had experienced

Friends close to Nick hit back that her allegations made her look ‘very bitter’ – as sources claimed he doesn’t want to be drawn into a ‘public slanging match’. 

‘Nick can’t believe Jess has done this and can’t understand why she’d accuse him of such horrendous things,’ a source told The Mirror. 

‘He’d never do anything to harm Jess and only wants the best for their son. He took Jess to Barbados, got her set up with a magazine blog – and she has sold stories.’

The insider added: ‘This shows her being very bitter. He wants a dignified silence.’

His friends also claimed he is already paying Jessica ‘thousands a month’ and paying her ‘more than double’ of most people’s monthly wages.

It comes after sources claimed Nick was ‘extremely hurt’ by Jessica’s accusations. An insider told The Sun : ‘He won’t be drawn into a public slanging match with Jess and wishes her nothing but the best.

Horror: Nick Knowles is reportedly stunned by his estranged wife Jessica Rose Moor's 'horrendous' accusations that he physically and emotionally abused her for years

Horror: Nick Knowles is reportedly stunned by his estranged wife Jessica Rose Moor’s ‘horrendous’ accusations that he physically and emotionally abused her for years

Not impressed: Friends of the DIY SOS presenter hit back that her allegations made her look 'very bitter' - as sources claimed he doesn't want to be drawn into a 'public slanging match' (seen in 2014)

Not impressed: Friends of the DIY SOS presenter hit back that her allegations made her look ‘very bitter’ – as sources claimed he doesn’t want to be drawn into a ‘public slanging match’ (seen in 2014)

‘For heaven’s sake, he took her and Eddie on a fantastic luxury holiday to Barbados just a month ago as friends – hardly the actions of a selfish man who won’t pay the bills.’

The source added: ‘I am 100 per cent sure that he will find a way of paying those school fees, although he will pay them direct to the school rather than increasing her allowance.’

The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he ‘absolutely adores’.

They alleged that he has made ‘substantial financial provision’ for Jessica and Eddie and claimed she’s ‘just angry’ because he refused to increase his payments to her. 

Nick’s spokesman told the Sunday Mirror: ‘These allegations are not true but Nick will not be responding publicly in an attempt to minimise the negative impact on his son.’ MailOnline was unable to reach Jessica for comment.

Claims: The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he 'absolutely adores' (pictured with Jessica and Eddie in Barbados last month)

Claims: The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he ‘absolutely adores’ (pictured with Jessica and Eddie in Barbados last month)

The blonde beauty, who has battled cervical cancer, called out her soon-to-be ex-beau in an explosive Twitter statement – explaining she has chosen to speak out about the TV star in a bid to fight for her son’s schooling rights.  

Jessica shared a lengthy statement – an open letter about her divorce – to the micro-blogging site, claiming: ‘It takes a lot to break me, but he’s done it.’

She penned: ‘As all parents can relate, children starting school is an incredibly emotional and happy time.

‘This year parents, including myself, were invited to make their state school preferences for Gloucestershire by 15 by January 2018 for their child’s chosen school.

‘I did not submit a submission for Eddie as as it has been long agreed by my (soon to be ex) husband that Eddie would be privately educated – a luxury he is in the position to afford, as he has done for all his other children.

Drama: She and the DIY SOS presenter split a year ago, but while their parting appeared to be amicable, Jessica, 30, has now 'broken her silence' on the duo's relationship, as she claims Nick, 55, has 'refused to pay' for their son Eddie's (above) private education

Drama: She and the DIY SOS presenter split a year ago, but while their parting appeared to be amicable, Jessica, 30, has now ‘broken her silence’ on the duo’s relationship, as she claims Nick, 55, has ‘refused to pay’ for their son Eddie’s (above) private education

Explosive: Jessica shared a lengthy statement - an open letter about her divorce - to the micro-blogging site, claiming: 'It takes a lot to break me, but he's done it.'

Explosive: Jessica shared a lengthy statement – an open letter about her divorce – to the micro-blogging site, claiming: ‘It takes a lot to break me, but he’s done it.’

‘As such, Eddie is enrolled to start private school this September (a school that me and my husband visited and chose together) except that he won’t as I was advised by my husband’s solicitor that this offer has been withdrawn.

‘After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about – of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back.

‘To add insult to injury – like many men in his position of wealth and power he has advised he will not pay any legal fees meaning that I cannot afford to fight for our son’s education.

‘My husband has also said he will not purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us, this is disappointing but not unexpected – some people’s generosity is only present in front of the TV cameras.

‘Since he was born my sole priority has been Eddie’s well being and I felt my silence was in his best interest but now I have to fight, which isn’t in my nature, but I’m fighting for my son. What mother wouldn’t.’

A representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.

Accusing: She penned: 'After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about - of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back'

Accusing: She penned: ‘After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about – of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back’

Upset: Jessica claims Nick is 'refusing to pay' for their son Eddie's private schooling, as promised, and 'won't purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us'

Upset: Jessica claims Nick is ‘refusing to pay’ for their son Eddie’s private schooling, as promised, and ‘won’t purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us’

Amicable: Jessica's statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage - a representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline

Amicable: Jessica’s statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage – a representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline

Jessica’s statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage. Just last month, the former couple had enjoyed a holiday to Barbados with their son Eddie, three. 

Nick and Jessica – who share a 26 year age gap – had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage. 

He is father to three other children; sons Charlie and Tyrian-J and daughter Tuesday. 

Their split was muddied by his fling with Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten and Jessica’s shock cancer diagnosis earlier in the year, but he insisted they were happily working on their marriage again and are ensuring their three-year-old son remains their priority.

Jessica had previously credited Nick for ‘saving her life’ following her cancer battle. In June 2016, Jessica had been diagnosed with stage one cervical cancer and had to have her cervix and pelvic lymph nodes removed. 

Separated: Nick and Jessica had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage

Separated: Nick and Jessica had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage

Following her surgery, Jessica was given the ‘all clear’, but she had voiced her concerns that her cancer could return. 

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror in August 2016, she said: ‘I wonder if I’m on borrowed time. I have this really morbid feeling. I might have been given the all-clear but it’s still at the back of my mind it could come back.’

Despite it taking just two months after her diagnosis for her surgery to go ahead, Jessica described her ordeal as ‘two months of hell’, adding: ‘Everyone thinks because you’ve been given the all-clear it’s amazing, when actually you’re struggling with all these emotions, the physical changes to your body, coming off heavy painkillers and worried about your own mortality still.’  

Following her recovery, however, she and Nick had decided to give their marriage another shot, but finally ended things for good last December – nearly a year after she and Nick initially announced their split. 

In an interview with Fabulous magazine last year, Jessica had insisted there was ‘no hostility’ between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: ‘We were married and very in love, but communication broke down.

‘The important thing is we really tried to make it work, so when we came out of it there wasn’t anger or resentment.’

Split: Jessica had insisted there was 'no hostility' between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: 'We were married and very in love, but communication broke down'

Split: Jessica had insisted there was ‘no hostility’ between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: ‘We were married and very in love, but communication broke down’

Nick, meanwhile, had nothing but praise when it came to speaking about his estranged wife Jessica and gushed about their ‘fantastic relationship’ during an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine in November. 

He said: ‘I can’t say enough about Jess. She’s the most amazing mum, she’s the most amazingly calm human being.’ 

Since their split, Nick has been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30- their romance came to an abrupt end and Pascal accused the star of having a ‘midlife crisis’.

‘I think Pascal got it right when she said I was having a midlife crisis,’ Nick joked. ‘Look, my relationship with my wife [Jessica Moor] ended two years ago now.

‘We made sure we now have the best relationship we can have for our son. But we are both single. And I am dating. I just get on with it on my own.’

Romance: Nick has since been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30 (above)

Romance: Nick has since been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30 (above)



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