Grahame attended Northwood School, London. . Grahame, who rose to fame as a contestant on Big Brother, had recently received treatment for an eating disorder at a specialist clinic following a fundraising campaign organised by friends and fans which raised more than 69,000. [38] On 14 April, Grahame was voted in the top two Canadian choices to become the Head of Household (HoH) for the week but she lost a competition to fellow house guests Nick & Phil Paquette. We use your sign-up to provide content in the ways you've consented to and improve our understanding of you. Im so sorry. "Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, but also her friends and family who will miss her immensely. She also appeared as a contestant on ITV dating show Blind Date and competed in the 2004 Miss Hertfordshire pageant. Kiki splits her time between her mum's home in Hertfordshire and her dad's hotels in Ibiza, and recently spent some of her summer in Spain after lockdown travel restrictions eased. ", Big Brother Canada added:"Our hearts break for the loss of Nikki Grahame. David does this as well when Nikki again tries to tempt him on the day of his wedding to Carol. Those Big Brother moments shall forever remain with me. Literally, everything. Nicola Rachele-Beth Grahame (28 April 1982 - 9 April 2021) was an English television personality, model and author. [39], In August 2017, Grahame appeared on the Channel 5 documentary "In Therapy", which aired on 3 August 2017. What's he waiting for? Whose catch phrases will be with me forever. Grahame won a National Television Award for Most Popular TV Contender. Speaking to The Guardian last year, Grahame said: "I hold fond memories of Big Brother, even though there were times where it looked like I was having a meltdown. Get daily celeb exclusives and behind the scenes house tours direct to your inbox. She was a contestant on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006, in which she finished in fifth place, and later starred in her own reality series Princess Nikki. [28], In June 2007, Grahame returned to the Big Brother franchise as a reporter for the spin-off show Big Brother's Little Brother. She arrives two days before Christmas with presents for TJ and Rosie, and Terry says the children can stay with Nikki for Christmas because she will be alone. But we didnt., He added: We have lost a true character. She insists that her children should live with her, but TJ says he is happy to stay. 2023 BBC. [23] After her first eviction, a reality television series similar to Simple Life in which Grahame would star was announced. Grahame finished fifth on the show. Get in touch on, Anyone who watched Big Brother remembers Nikki Grahame. She then went on to star in her own reality show Princess Nikki, which increased her popularity. Grahame struggled with anorexia nervosa for the most of her life. Patch|Mr Pickles|Posh and Becks|Pretty|Prince|Prince (2008)|Robbie and Georgie|Rolf|Roly|Rooney|Sammy|Starsky and Hutch|Sugar|Terrence|The Carter/Branning puppies|Tramp|Wellard|Wellard (II)|WillyWilly (II)|Ziggy |. She is portrayed by Rachel WIlde. She said: "Could you imagine? She was hugely popular with viewers, and was voted back into the house four weeks after she was first evicted. "It breaks our hearts to know that someone who is so precious was taken from us at such a young age," it said. Rachel Wilde (search) She was iconic. " At the age of 16, her weight had increased and she was released from the clinic. The pain you and she must have endured.. Grahame also. Though she still had her moments, Nikki received a much more positive reaction in her other appearances, opening up about her severe issues with anorexia. Gianni was charged with assault but the charges were dropped when Nicky admitted that she had not told the whole truth. Her only major storyline came in 2000 when her mother Rosa arranged for some home maths lessons to help with her exams. According to her LinkedIn profile, Rebecca is now the director of global marketing at Google Search. She attempts to kiss him again but he rebuffs her advances. For a full list of present characters, see list of characters from EastEnders . The new documentary will show that "behind the bright and funny media persona, Nikki was a complex woman who bravely battled anorexia for over 30 years", according to a statement. Former Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38. . She eventually finished in fifth place. which appeared to tease Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by writing them as characters going on a worldwide privacy tour . But that was 14 years ago, and a lot must have happened since then. As always you can unsubscribe at any time. Head to our Facebook page @EntertainmenDailyFix and tell us what you think of our story. If the issues in this article have affected you or someone you know, here's how to get help: Beatis the UK'seating disorder charity. The following year, she returned to compete in Ultimate Big Brother where she finished second. 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RIP young lady. It will always have a place in my heart. She also appeared as a contestant on ITV dating show Blind Date and competed in the 2004 Miss Hertfordshire pageant. Her popularity increased after appearing in the show. In her books, Grahame detailed how she developed anorexia while still a teenager and struggled with the condition throughout her life, spending time in hospital on a number of occasions. Media criticised the programme's decision to include a contestant with prior mental health issues; experts said she should not have been allowed to take part. [4] After this incident, Grahame was force-fed through a tube that was stitched inside her stomach but when she regained consciousness, she continuously tried to remove the feeding apparatus. Credits Nikki Grahame died on April 9, 2021, at the age of 38. appeared as an extra in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and played a footballer's wife in Sky One's Dream Team. The following year, she made her final appearance in Big Brother: Best Shows Ever. The outpouring of Red heart for her has been overwhelming. The show saw several popular Big Brother contestants from over the years return to take part in one final series, before it moved to Channel 5. Nikkis friend found her unconscious in bed late that day and Sue was alerted with a call from the pal screaming and crying. Nikki will forever be a beloved part of the Big Brother family. She even refused treatment and slipped into a coma. Their hormones, their organs, its all going to be affected. ", Nikki Grahame was a much loved housemate and a huge part of the Big Brother family. Nikki Grahame developed an eating disorder at a young age, forcing her parents to admit her to Maudsley psychiatric hospital where she was treated at a children's eating disorders unit. Beat's phone lines are open 365 days a year from 9am8pm during the week, and 4pm8pm on weekends and bank holidays. [53], Among those who paid tributes were former Big Brother UK presenter Davina McCall, Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox, television presenter Paddy McGuinness, and other Big Brother alumni including Rylan Clark-Neal, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Pete Bennett, Katie Price,[54] Imogen Thomas,[55] and Richard Newman. BBC EastEnders superfans may have spotted her when she was an extra back in 2003, or in her other appearances on shows such as Dream Team and Blind Date. [36], On 23 February 2016, Grahame was announced as one of four 'international wildcards' representing Big Brother UK who could be voted into the Big Brother Canada house via an online vote. Nicky made the first move on her tutor and he initially reciprocated, but then took things too far and sexually assaulted Nicky, who then told her family what had happened, but didn't reveal she was partly to blame. Despite finishing fifth in Big Brother 7, Grahame became one of its most recognisable characters that helped her launch a television career. Rosie Spraggan Reality TV star Nikki Grahame, who rose to fame as a contestant on Big Brother, has died aged 38. . ", Channel 4 tweeted: We are desperately saddened by the tragic news about Nikki Grahame and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Nikki's family and friends. after a new housemate joined the show. She told new! The child actress who played the first incarnation of Janine Butcher is now one of the top bosses at Google. Nikki Spraggan made her first appearance on 7 November 2013. Nikki Grahame rose to fame on Big Brother and struggled with anorexia for years Reality TV star had recently checked into a private hospital for eating disorder Her sad passing was confirmed. Nikki Grahame, who suffered from anorexia nervosa, wrote two books based on her experiences with the eating disorder. Before finding fame on Big Brother, Grahame, then an aspiring actress, appeared as an extra in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and played a footballer's wife in Sky One's Dream Team. After entering the Big Brother house dressed as a Playboy bunny, Grahame became known for her temper tantrums and Diary Room histrionics, including an infamous "who is she?" Grahame suffered from anorexia nervosa throughout her life. In March 2021, Nikki Grahames family stated that she had relapsed again and is willing to recover. Big Brother stars have been posting emotional tributes in memory of the late Nikki Grahame.

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