Nick Knowles is fast becoming one of the favourites in the running to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018.
But behind the simmering beef with Noel Edmonds, his jaw-dropping waterfall shower moment and that sweet gesture where he handed Anne Hegerty his special pillow to make her more comfortable, Nick’s had a pretty wild life.
With the news that he only dates women under the age of 30 – and allegedly dumped Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace when he found out her real age – here’s a look back at Nick’s wild love life.
Is Nick Knowles married?
Nick’s got himself a reputation of being a ladies man
Nick is currently finalising his divorce from second wife Jessica Rose-Moor after their bitter split in 2016, which quickly got ugly in public when they traded allegations across Twitter.
He was previously married to first wife Gillian Knowles, who he wed in th 1990s and had two children with her.
Who has Nick Knowles dated?
The DIYSOS presenter shows off his package in the jungle shower
Lothario Nick got something of a reputation for himself when he dated a string of women – mostly several years younger than him – in-between and after his marriages.
He embarked on a two-year relationship with beauty therapist Paula Beckett-Vass, with who he has son Tyrian-J, after his first divorce.
After their romance ended he launched into a three-year relationship with the TV and radio presenter Suzi Perry in 2000, after they met on the set of City Hospital.
Next came his long relationship with Jessica, who he started dating in 2009 and they married in September 2012. They welcomed their son in 2014, but two years later that marriage ended in January 2016 when they announced their official separation.
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Nick with his second wife Jessica
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After his second marriage crashed and burned, Nick moved on with Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten, who he was pictured looking cosy with at the TV Choice Awards in September 2016.
But their whirlwind romance ended in hurt when Nick brutally dumped Gemma when the pictures emerged.
She later revealed: "One Sunday morning we were lying in bed and all these texts came through about us being photographed together.
"In an instant he completely changed. It was all about him and how it was going to affect his family. It was really cruel as he said it didn’t matter for me. I felt sick."
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Nick and Pascal went on a string of dates – but he claimed they were never together
She went on: "I said, ‘Do you want to throw away what we have? We have done nothing wrong’. But he just dropped me like a ton of bricks.
"I thought it was a real relationship and he wasn’t afraid to let others know."
Gemma was quickly replaced by TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, with who he was snapped on a string of dates in September 2017.
Of Nick, she said at the time: "He’s so lovely. We’re seeing how it goes. He gets portrayed badly but he’s a nice guy."
But when he denied they were seeing each other, she quickly changed her tune and said he was going through "a mid-life crisis".
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After he went into the I’m A Celebrity jungle, Pascal claimed she blocked "creepy" Nick after he tried to seduce her.
"It was clear early on he only had one thing on his mind. He was desperate to get his leg over but he was so forward I found it really off-putting," she said.
"Even when we were having dinner in a posh restaurant he was trying to snog me. He is creepier than a creepy-crawly."
But a source close to Nick branded Pascal’s claims "bonkers" and said the presenter had only met up with her as a favour to her manager.
In January 2018, Nick’s three-month romance with marketing executive Rebecca Kearns – who at 25 was 30 years his junior – became public.
But once again things didn’t work out, with them going their separate ways in July after eight months together.
"I’m not into dating," Nick told the Mirror at the time.
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Nick moved on with Rebecca Kearns
"I’m more concerned about spending time with my son in the countryside."
Nick has been honest about his lack of commitment in relationships, revealing in 2008: "My relationships have pretty much followed a pattern. They last six months and start off with me explaining that I work a lot, so will have commitment issues.
"The women involved agree that that is fine, then after a month I get a phone call saying, ‘This isn’t on’. After three months we split up, then get back together. After five, there’s another tussle. At six it’s all off."
Along with his longer term girlfriends, Nick has also been linked to Lark Rise To Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and fantasy author Julia Suzuki.
Who are Nick Knowles’ kids?
Nick is the proud dad to four children.
His first two – daughter Tuesday and son Charles Knowles – better known as Charlie – were born to his first wife Gillian.
He later had son Tyrian-J during his two-year relationship with beauty therapist Paula Beckett-Vass.
And little son Edwin – who goes by Eddie – was born to his second wife Jessica in August 2014 during their four-year marriage.
Eddie’s education was the subject of furious tweets by his mum in January 2018 when she accused Nick of withdrawing his offer of paying Eddie’s school fees – with Nick’s rep insisting the DIYSOS host wanted to pay the school the £24,000 annual fees directly.
Inside Nick’s bitter public row with Jessica Rose-Moor
Nick and Jessica were married for four years, including a brief separation in 2014
In January 2018, two years after they separated, Jessica hit Nick with a string of explosive allegations over Twitter.
In the since-deleted tweets, Jessica accused Nick of physically abusing her and practising "years of intimidation, emotional cruelty… and eventually isolation" against her.
She also claimed Nick had withdrawn his offer to fund their young son Eddie’s private schooling, leaving her desperate to get the situation sorted before the term began in September.
But Nick denied all her allegations, with his rep calling them "horrendous" and saying they had "floored" the star.
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Nick with Jessica and their son on the beach in Barbados shortly before she went public with her allegations
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The following day, Jessica doubled down on her claims.
"Nick maybe intelligent but he is not smart," she wrote on her public profile.
"He now denies he withdrew his promise to send Eddie to private school but it was sent by his solicitor to mine. He has also denied cruelty but I have diaries and photographic proof."
She went on: "I want him to keep promises he made when he walked out to have a string of girlfriends. If he does not keep his promises my only option (since I can’t afford to fight it legally – which he knows) is to publish all I have including witness statements. I’ll have nothing to lose."
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Jessica accused Nick of stopping payment of their son’s private school fees – but he insisted he wanted to pay them directly to the school
Nick’s friends flocked to defend him, insisting the presenter had paid for Jessica’s lifestyle for years to the tune of £4,000 a month.
He also supported her through her cervical cancer battle in 2016 – after which she thanked him for "saving her life".
In July, Nick told the Sunday Mirror he’d repaired his fractured relationship with Jessica after the abuse claims.
"Coming out of a marriage is hard so I want to make sure it stays respectful," he said.
"I’m not divorced yet but the process is tough on everybody. I really care about my ex. She’s got a new chap and I’m pleased."
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