Nick Knowles emotional after moving DIY SOS special 'I'm off for a cry'



Nick Knowles was part of a huge team of TV and radio personalities to help a support group for young women. The presenting legend, alongside a whole host of Radio 2 presenters all chipped in to help the lives of the community called the Getaway Girls. The show was part of a BBC Children in Need special which led to emotional scenes among viewers and presenters alike.

The popular team, famed for renovating a new home or property, took on the task of rebuilding the home of Leeds' Getaway Girls.

At the end of the successful build, the group of girls performed a rendition of their own song as all the volunteers and DIY SOS crew took time to reflect on their efforts.

Closing the show, long-running presenter Nick summarised the efforts of the latest team.

He said "Over the last 35 years Getaway Girls has been making sure that young women in this area feel empowered and safe."

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@surtsa remarked: "DIY SOS Getaway Girls WOW, WOW, WOW... what an emotional roller coaster...blown away by what I have just watched . Safe Spaces for our young people ( boys or girls) are needed in all cities. Nice to see @WDHupdate involved. Nice one."

James Brooks agreed and wrote: "Yup , you got me again , what an amazing project for a worthy cause , the girls choir and that song got me going , and the reveal just about finished me off !! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard, brilliant."

Nick, who's recently starred on Channel 5, enlisted the help of BBC Radio 2's Scott Mills, Zoe Ball, Rylan Clark and the legendary host Ken Bruce for his latest project.

The huge project to create a brand new building took place over ten days, with over 200 volunteers including the celebrities contributing to 200,000 hours of labour.