Nick Knowles has revealed he and his wife and young son have relocated to Spain following a frightening health scare. "I've always lived my life at a million miles an hour and pushed myself hard," DIY SOS host Nick tells HELLO! in an exclusive interview.
"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."
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Nick Knowles and his family recently relocated to Spain following a health scare
In the interview and photoshoot with HELLO!, Nick reveals that he and wife Jessica, 27, and their nine-month-old son Eddie recently moved into a five-bedroom house in Andalusia, Spain, from where he will commute to film his television shows. The relocation followed a health emergency when Nick ruptured an artery in his sinus which left him bleeding heavily from his nose, mouth and throat – a condition which required surgery.
"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," Nick reveals. "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.
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"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."
After visiting Andalusia to see a friend, Nick and Jessica fell in love with a property and decided then and there to make the move.
"Jess and I are spontaneous by nature. My view is not to mull over logistics too much because if you want to make it work, you will. After my health scare, we decided to go for it. And here we are."
To read more of the interview with Nick and Jessica, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! magazine, out now.