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Nigel has last laugh on Knowles.

NIGEL Owens has had the last laugh on his harsh BBC presenter critic Nick Knowles by challenging him to a job swap.

"Then we'll see how good he is at refereeing," said Owens, who came in for fierce flak from England fan Knowles for his handling of the Red Rose's Six Nations loss to Scotland at Murrayfield.

Knowles, presenter of the Beeb's DIY SOS show, enraged many rugby fans by accusing Owens of 'single-handedly trying to avenge the England defeat of Wales' on social media.

Owens revealed he has blocked Knowles on Twitter and made a tongue-in-cheek entrance dressed as a builder for the S4C chat show Jonathan.

Nigel, who writes a weekly column for the Western Mail, brandished a note with the name 'Nick Knowles' emblazoned on it, with the 'N' crossed out to make way for a 'D'. He came on pushing a wheelbarrow containing an image of Knowles' face, which he then tipped onto the side of the set.

When asked by Welsh legend and show co-host Jonathan Davies about his appearance, Owens replied: "I'm going to have a job share. I'm going to have a go at building, and he (Knowles) will have a go at being a referee. And then we'll see how good he is.

"I blocked him. He can call me anything he wants, but don't call me a cheat."

In the show, which is in Welsh, Owens also sarcastically refers to Knowles as "the best referee in the world."

The DIY expert was also made the 'villain of the week' in the Jonathan Ar y Pyst challenge, where guests attempt to kick rugby balls at an image of a 'villain's' face positioned between a set of rugby posts.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 5, 2018
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