Nick Knowles in tears as he discovers Children in Need total
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DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles, 58, has told a fan about the cancellation of his series, Home is Where the Art Is, this week. The show ran for two seasons from 2019 to 2020. The host broke the news to his 158,000 Twitter followers, after someone asked when it would be airing again.
Sadly that’s another show discontinued by the BBC
The comment said: “BTW I’m enjoying watching Home Is Where The Art Is every afternoon, I hope the BBC allows you to continue this programme x.”
To which Nick responded: “Sadly that’s another show discontinued by the BBC, which is a shame because it was well received and lovely to have art on TV without it being just masters like Caravaggio for the super wealthy.
“All income art is rarely featured on any channel.”
This news did not sit well with viewers or even artists that featured in it.
Candice Bees, who appeared on the show, replied saying: “Such a shame.
“It was wonderful to work with you @MrNickKnowles I had so much fun and it helped to get me so much recognition. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Nick replied: “Thank you, it’s something I will be enormously proud of that we managed to showcase the work of around 100 artists through two series letting people know some of the affordable skilled artists working all over the country.
“Representing affordable art, not everyone can buy a masterpiece.”
In 2019, BBC aired Home Is Where the Heart Is, a show where Nick challenged a trio of talented artists to create beautiful artwork for people they had never met before.
They competed to win a special new commission for one paying homeowner.
In July 2019 the BBC announced that it had commissioned a 15 episode second series of the artistic programme, which aired the following year.
Many have been waiting for news of the show’s revival, and fans took to Twitter to share their disappointment.
One said: “Oh that’s a shame. I’m not normally a daytime viewer but this programme draws me in.”
Another comment said: “I can understand some shows being cancelled, but I really don’t get why this one has been axed.
“Like you say, a great showcase for artists, very popular amongst daytime viewers and we were getting to the stage where both pieces of art were being bought, which can only be good.”
News has not been too great for Nick recently, as BBC Children in Need announced on August 10 that Rhod Gilbert would be presenting the DIY SOS special.
The latter said on the BBC’s Children in Need Twitter page: “It’s a great honour to step into @MrNickKnowles enormous toe-capped boots & be involved in Children in Need.”
Nick recently went against BBC’s strict policy measures, starring in a Shreddies advert.
In the advert, he is seen wearing building gear featuring the Shreddies logo, mimicking his DIY SOS attire.
BBC rules state that any promotions on-screen should not “imitate, suggest a reference or connection to pass off BBC content”.
Fans however, do not need to worry about the future for DIY SOS as Nick as he will be returning to the show in 2022.
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