Rhod Gilbert fills in for Nick Knowles on DIY SOS for the charity episode ‘Bring it on.’


Rhod Gilbert fills in for Nick Knowles on DIY SOS for the charity episode ‘Bring it on.’

In a charity special shake-up, DIY SOS host Nick Knowles will be replaced by comedian Rhod Gilbert.

For this year’s Children in Need charity special, DIY SOS: The Big Build will travel to Hull. Nick Knowles, a long-time presenter and fan favorite, will not be joining the team this year; instead, TV and radio host Rhod Gilbert will fill in.

Rhod, a 52-year-old comedian and presenter, will join the team of Mark, Chris, Jules, and Billy, as well as playground engineer John O’Driscoll.

The team is about to start on a project that will not only improve the physical and emotional health, but also the well-being of young children and people in Hull.

“It’s a huge honour to step into Nick’s enormous steel toe-capped boots and be involved with Children in Need,” Rhod remarked of joining the programme for the BBC Children in Need Special.

“I’m excited to join the infamous DIY SOS team and gather a massive community of local volunteers to help with a fantastically ambitious and vital project.

“I’m expecting to be of some assistance around the site after trying my hand at over 30 jobs on my ‘Work Experience’ TV show. Bring it on, since my vis is high and my hat is tough.”

“We are happy to have Rhod join the team for this really unique build in Hull for St Michael’s Youth Project,” said Paolo Proto, executive producer on DIY SOS.

“We can’t wait to watch him get his hands filthy, and we’ll need his humour and empathy as we transform an empty field into an adventure camping site for the Big Build BBC Children in Need Special, which will help children and young people across Hull.”

The DIY SOS crew has huge ambitions to turn an empty 2.5-acre field into a purpose-built adventure camping facility for Hull’s St Michaels Youth Project.

Fans of DIY SOS and Nick need not be concerned about the show’s future because he will be back in 2022.

For almost 30 years, St Michael’s has worked with children and young people in and around Hull to provide a variety of activities that improve their livelihood and wellness. They’ve also aided in the development of their confidence and aspirations for the future.

A landscape, for example, will be created by the crew. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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