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Health scare Knowles in Spain move

Published 18/05/2015

Nick Knowles will commute from Spain to do his TV work
Nick Knowles will commute from Spain to do his TV work

TV presenter Nick Knowles has revealed how he and his family moved to Spain after a frightening health scare.

The DIY SOS star has moved with his wife Jessica, 27, and their nine-month-old son Eddie into a five-bedroom house in Andalusia.

He told Hello! magazine: "I've always lived my life at a million miles an hour and pushed myself hard.

"But it had got to the point where I knew the balance of my professional and personal life wasn't right. I was trying to be in so many places, I had so many plates spinning and the pressure was getting on top of me."

He told the magazine that he re-evaluated his life after he ruptured an artery in his sinus which left him bleeding heavily from his nose, mouth and throat - a condition which required surgery.

The star, who will commute from Spain to do his TV work, said: "I've got myself into scrapes before and bear the scars but without wanting to sound over-dramatic, for the first time in my life, I felt mortal.

"It was then I realised I needed to re-evaluate my way of life. I was burnt out and I owed it to the people I love to sort it out.

"My family have been telling me for ages that I need to slow down. My feeling has always been that that's all very well until the bills come in. But this health scare was a real wake-up call. I don't mind admitting I was scared."

:: Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now.

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