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'Misunderstanding!' Nick Knowles addresses DIY SOS axe after BBC row over Shreddies advert

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BBC guidelines by appearing in a Shreddies advert, despite the channel's strict regulations banning TV talents from capitalising on their on-screen fame.

He was axed from a special of DIY SOS after the potential conflict of interest emerged, but has now returned, citing a "misunderstanding".The 59-year-old assured fans on an episode of This Morning that the conflict is "sorted now".However he described the decision to axe him from a single show as "odd".He had previously revealed that he'd taken the decision to don a builder's uniform for the Shreddies ad campaign as a result of financial concerns he'd had over the pandemic."You've gotta earn and there was a period during the pandemic where shows just weren't being made," he told The Sun."That work wasn't there and I've got to provide for my family - and an opportunity came up."Talking on This Morning to Dermot O' Leary and Alison Hammond, the star confirmed that he was back in action."It was a bit odd [that I was dropped] but I knew that it was only for the one show," Nick explained, adding that there had simply been a "misunderstanding".The blip followed 23 years of continuous work for the BBC.However Nick clearly harbours no hard feelings for his replacement, Rhod Gilbert."Then Rhod came in and Rhod is such a lovely lad and he got emotionally involved with the whole story," he exclaimed."I thought he did a great job."For his part, Rhod had been thrilled at the opportunity to take on his Children In Need project on the show, quipping, "My vis is high and my hat is hard, so bring it on."He had spoken enthusiastically of the "great honour" he would experience while stepping into the presenter's "enormous steel toe-capped boots".Nick had only been required to step down.

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