Nick Knowles clapped again at body-shamers after the DIY: SOS Youngsters In Want particular (Image: BBC)
The gang headed to Caswell Bay, in Swansea, to transform a run down bus shelter right into a surf centre for charity Surfability UK – who present browsing classes for folks with disabilities and studying difficulties.
The presenter, 58, addressed his lockdown transformation within the very first minutes of the instalment, telling his co-stars: ‘I’ve change into a large surfer throughout lockdown.’
When Jules quipped: ‘You’ve definitely change into huge, alright,’ he joked that the digital camera ‘added 10lbs’.
Nonetheless, some viewers watching on from house had been extra focused on Nick’s appearance than the optimistic work he was doing for charity.
Taking to Twitter, he urged folks to pay extra consideration to the emotional scenes.
‘Sure we’re not actors,’ the star wrote. ‘Sure I’m giant after lockdown. Sure my hair is a large number.
‘I don’t care. It’s @DIYSOS!!!! Focus on the story.’
This didn’t seem to dissuade some, with a follower posting: ‘The feedback I’ve learn tonight are simply vile, folks actually will be so nasty!
‘Nick, you and myself can shed some pounds however these idiots will nonetheless be the nasty, horrible folks they’re.
‘Sustain the great work on @DIYSOS and ignore the idiots.’
Nick addressed his lockdown transformation within the very first minute of the present (Image: BBC)
To which the I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here star replied: ‘Oh I’m not bothered – if they’ll watch an SOS like this and that’s what they give thought to they’re past redemption.’
Hitting again at one Twitter person who branded him ‘unhealthy’ and ‘regarding giant [sic]’, he added: ‘No it isn’t and thanks to your concern’.
Nick additionally spoke to Metro.co.uk about why he needed to be so upfront about his ‘weight acquire’ throughout lockdown.
He defined that he needed to handle this in order that individuals who had been combating their very own adjustments this 12 months felt one thing ‘optimistic’.
Lifting the lid on the Youngsters In Want particular of DIY: SOS, he advised us: ‘We begin the present with me trying furry, bearded and really fats.
‘I placed on weight throughout lockdown, as a result of I used to be doing a number of writing and never with the ability to journey a lot, and had a small harm which meant I couldn’t do the coaching that plenty of different [people] had been doing.
‘Individuals are feeling self acutely aware about weight that they could have placed on, or the truth that their hair has grown lengthy, all these issues…
‘I assumed, truly it’s not a nasty strategy to begin, to really simply fess up at the beginning, saying, “It doesn’t matter, you get via it nevertheless you get via it”.
‘There’s plenty of little layers and issues that we put in to attempt to make folks really feel okay with all of it, and attempt to give people who type of positivity.’
DIY: SOS’ Youngsters In Want particular is accessible to stream on BBC iPlayer now.