Nick Knowles admits driving while using mobile phone

He's in court next week

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DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has admitted driving while using a mobile phone and speeding, saying “what I did was wrong”.

The presenter and former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant will be sentenced when he appears at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Nick in action on DIY SOS (Credit: BBC)

Nick told The Sun: “I was advised by some people to get a top lawyer and contest this, but I’ve held my hands up, said I’m guilty (in writing) and will be going to court next week for sentencing.

Nick Knowles
Nick Knowles during a DIY SOS visit to Manchester (Credit: Peter Byrne/PA)

“I’m expecting to get a ban from driving and I will absolutely accept that because what I did was wrong.

“Like many people, I drive thousands of miles a year up and down the country for my work.

“It’s all too easy to drive a bit too fast or read or send a text.

“But let me be the lesson to everyone, it’s not OK.”

Nick wants to be a lesson for all (Credit: PA)

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Nick, 56, said he now puts his phone in the boot of his car before he gets behind the wheel.

“I have Bluetooth and can answer calls, but it’s out of reach,” the presenter said.

Meanwhile, he has been sympathising with fans who have expressed their annoyance with the BBC for messing Who Dares Wins around in the schedules.

He has assured them that the popular show will be back on screen this summer.

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