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Nick Knowles fans swoon over his ‘much nicer’ brother

DIY SOS host is very close to older sibling John

Nick Knowles is a crush – guilty or very much out and proud – for many women of a certain age.

But the BBC presenter has competition for his fans’ affections – from his own brother.

The DIY SOS host, 57, has shared a picture and incredibly sweet message on Instagram that have left his followers swooning.

Who is Nick Knowles’ brother?

He wrote: “This is my big brother John – a wonderfully talented musician and singer who can play and sing anything pretty much in about 7 languages.

“A big-hearted man who goes out of his way to help everyone.

“Some years ago I wrote a series of comedy history dramas for the BBC called Historyonics – I sent him a 14th C guiterne and asked him to learn to play it in two weeks and write 6 songs for the show.

“I also roped him into acting and saying lines which he only found out on the first day of shooting.

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Nick Knowles is full of praise for his brother (Credit: Splash)

Brotherly love for Nick Knowles

“Possibly the biggest surprise was having to wear a 14th C jester’s outfit.

“He did all that because I asked him to. Before he arrived, an actor asked me, ‘What’s your brother like?’

“I said, ‘He’s like me only much nicer, Not only did he appear in the show but he played guitar and sang with us all late into the nights of filming in the hotels we stayed in.

“The hangovers were immense – everyone loved him so much I had to write him into every other episode.

“On the last day of filming all the actors and crew from the series came to say goodbye to him – there was much hugging and as his car disappeared up the road the same actor turned to me and said, ‘He IS like you only MUCH nicer.'”

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This is my big brother John – a wonderfully talented musician and singer who can play and sing anything pretty much in about 7 languages – a big hearted man who goes out of his way to help everyone. Some years ago I wrote a series of comedy history dramas for the BBC called Historionics – I sent him a 14th C Guitern and asked him to learn to play it in two weeks and write 6 songs for the show. I also roped him into acting and saying lines which he only found out on the first day of shooting. Possibly the biggest surprise was having to wear a 14thC jesters outfit. He did all that because I asked him to. Before he arrived an actor asked me “what’s your brother like?” I said “He’s like me only much nicer” Not only did he appear in the show but he played guitar and sang with us all late into the nights of filming in the hotels we stayed in – the hangovers were immense – everyone loved him so much I had to write him into every other episode. On the last day of filming all the actors and crew from the series came to say goodbye to him – there was much hugging and as his car disappeared up the road the same actor turned to me and said “He IS like you only MUCH nicer”

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Fans couldn’t wait to flatter his sibling.

“John is hot, say hi please,” wrote one.

Another gushed: “Look how he looks at you. What a beautiful sight. Brotherly love is magical. Thank you for sharing. You are very blessed.”

A third asked: “Is he single?”

Nick is extremely close to John, who supported the former I’m A Celeb contestant through his divorce from wife Jessica Moor in 2017.

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He told The Mirror: “I did really go through it emotionally. Jess was really, really unwell.

“All those things are hugely difficult but I always had people to talk to who are close to me.

“When I come under extreme stress, I spend time with my older brother John, who has had counselling training.”

Nick separated from Jessica in 2016, but supported her as she underwent treatment for cervical cancer.

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