Nick Knowles has shared how he copes with filming emotional scenes on DIY SOS and admitted that he has broken down in tears at a service station afterwards.
The 58-year-old presenter of the popular show said he will do all he can to not cry on camera but away from the filming, he sometimes is overcome by the emotion of the day.
Nick revealed the details on ITV’s Lorraine on Monday, when he said: “When it comes to that moment, I get off-screen, because I don’t think the end of the show those moments are about me.
“They’re about the fortitude of the people I’m talking to and about the giving of the 300 people it takes to volunteer their time throughout 100 companies that give their material.
“So, when we get to those moments where it’s emotional, a lot of TV presenters will sort of hone in on the moment because this is your opportunity for emotion.”
Nick continued: “I tend to get out the way so that people who are volunteering and the people whose lives are being changed can have that moment together.
“I don’t think you need a TV presenter in there at that point, but yeah I quite often have a little cry.”
Nick admitted that the emotions catch up with him later on and he has to pull over to let them out.
He said: “We’ll finish the programme and get like 50 miles down the motorway and pull into a service station over in one corner of the car park and have a little cry on our own.”
His latest Big Build special for the BBC, which aired on Monday night, was a typical example, as he helped a family in Northern Ireland to have wheelchair access to their house, to help the mother of the family, who was unwell.
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