Nikki Grahame

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Nikki Grahame
Nikki Grahame (headshot).jpg
Born(1982-04-28)28 April 1982
Died9 April 2021(2021-04-09) (aged 38)
Cause of deathAnorexia
OccupationTelevision personality
TelevisionBig Brother 2006
Ultimate Big Brother
Princess Nikki
Celebrity Coach Trip

Nicola Rachele-Beth "Nikki" Grahame[1] (28 April 1982[2] – 9 April 2021) was a British television personality.

Big Brother[change | change source]

Grahame became famous in the UK when she became housemate on Big Brother 7 in 2006. A former model and promotions girl, Grahame has become renowned for throwing temper tantrums[3] — behaviour that divided viewer opinion during her time on Big Brother. It led to her being given her own reality television show called Princess Nikki.

Grahame won a National Television Award for most popular TV contender in 2006.[4] Grahame wrote a regular column in OK!'s "Hot Stars" magazine.

She returned to the Big Brother house in June 2015 as a special guest at Big Brother 16, spending a total of 16 days inside the house. She was a HouseGuest in season 4 of Big Brother Canada, having entered the house in March 2016.

Health[change | change source]

Grahame spent most of her adolescence in psychiatric hospitals. She had the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a condition that left her comatose and near death at the age of 12.[5] She has told about her experience in two autobiography books called "Dying To Be Thin - The True Story Of My Lifelong Battle Against Anorexia" released in 2009 and "Fragile - The True Story of My Lifelong Battle With Anorexia" released in 2012.[6] In October 2011, Grahame said she had relapsed and was suffering from anorexia again. She had checked into her 11th institution and weighed just 78 lb (35 kg; 5 st 8 lb) .[7][8] In 2012, Grahame was put in hospital after she took an overdose of pills.[9]

Death[change | change source]

Grahame died in a private hospital in England on 9 April 2021 from anorexia at the age of 38.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. England and Wales Birth Index, 1837-1983; district Brent, volume 11, page 1494, quarter April/May/June
  2. "Nikki Grahame". Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  3. "E4 show for Big Brother's Nikki". BBC. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  4. "Dr Who scores TV awards hat-trick". BBC News. 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  5. Iggulden, Caroline (2006-07-17). "The official Nikki story". The Sun. London. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  6. "John Blake Books - Best Selling Books". Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  7. Fletcher, Alex (2011-10-26). "Nikki Grahame confesses to anorexia relapse". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  8. "Nikki Grahame: I'm anorexic again". The Sun. 2011-10-26. Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  9. Buckland, Lucy (10 July 2013). "Nikki Grahame "sectioned after suicide attempt": Reality star confesses she hit rock bottom". mirror.
  10. Hughes, Tammy (10 April 2021). "Nikki Grahame dies aged 38 after a long battle with anorexia". Evning Standard. Retrieved 10 April 2021.