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Nick Knowles responds to claim new show is ‘exactly the same’ as Stacey Solomon’s BBC series

Nick defends his new Channel 5 show

Nick Knowles has responded to a fan on Twitter who questioned whether his new Channel 5 show Big House Clearout has copied Stacey Solomon’s BBC series Sort Your Life Out.

Both lifestyle shows offer home improvement tips and send in teams of experts to declutter family homes.

The Twitter user wrote: “So, is the new @MrNickKnowles show on @channel5_tv basically exactly the same as the @StaceySolomon Sort Your Life @BBCOne show? Mega fun to watch, and I love both presenters, so this should be fabulous.”

What did Nick Knowles say?

Nick, 58, then replied.

He wrote: “Well, it’s a very similar subject matter as there are many shows in this field at the moment.

“But I hope you’ll see differences that will make it worth a watch.”

What is Big House Clearout about?

Nick’s show Big House Clearout, which starts on August 19, offers six families the chance to change their lives if they agree to ditch at least half their clutter.

Nick visits the Everitt family in Marlow, Bucks, whose house is bursting at the seams with unique clutter in the first episode.

Mum Vicky admits her love of crafting, which she adopted after recovering from cancer, has now filled the entire property.

However, it’s now got to the point where her teenagers James and Jess are mortified to bring friends around.

Nick’s job is to set that right with a money can’t buy offer deal. But can they let go of over half their clutter in return for a home makeover?

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Nick Knowles on set of his new Channel 5 show Big House Clearout ( Channel 5/ViacomCBS)

Meanwhile, Sort Your Life Out sees Stacey, 31, joined by home improvement experts Robert Bent, Dilly Carter, and Iwan Carrington.

It follows six families who move their possessions into a warehouse as they attempt to donate, recycle and sell items.

And Stacey shares her top tidying tips with viewers.

While Stacey’s show has only aired a pilot episode, the pregnant TV presenter took to Twitter last month to announce a whole series had been filmed and would air in October.

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Stacey Solomon during the filming of BBC One show Sort Your Life Out (Credit: BBC One)

Nick Knowles steps down from DIY: SOS

Elsewhere, Nick will be stepping down temporarily from building show DIY: SOS after 22 years at the helm.

The host won’t be hosting a Children in Need special episode.

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Rhod Gilbert is replacing Nick on DIY SOS Children in Need (Credit: David Sims /

Instead, Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert takes his place to help build a project for local children in Hull.

Rhod said: “It’s a great honour to step into Nick’s enormous steel toe-capped boots and be involved in Children in Need. I’m looking forward to joining the infamous DIY SOS team…

“…and rallying an enormous group of local volunteers on a wonderfully ambitious and important project.”

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