|Died||9 April 2021 (aged 38)|
|Cause of death||Anorexia|
|Television||Big Brother 2006|
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Nicola Rachele-Beth "Nikki" Grahame (28 April 1982 – 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 — 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. 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. 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. 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) . In 2012, Grahame was put in hospital after she took an overdose of pills.
Death[change | change source]
Grahame died in a private hospital in England on 9 April 2021 from anorexia at the age of 38.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ England and Wales Birth Index, 1837-1983; district Brent, volume 11, page 1494, quarter April/May/June
- ↑ "Nikki Grahame". myvillage.com. Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
- ↑ "E4 show for Big Brother's Nikki". BBC. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
- ↑ "Dr Who scores TV awards hat-trick". BBC News. 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
- ↑ Iggulden, Caroline (2006-07-17). "The official Nikki story". The Sun. London. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
- ↑ "John Blake Books - Best Selling Books". johnblakebooks.com. Archived from the original on 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
- ↑ Fletcher, Alex (2011-10-26). "Nikki Grahame confesses to anorexia relapse". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- ↑ "Nikki Grahame: I'm anorexic again". The Sun. 2011-10-26. Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- ↑ Buckland, Lucy (10 July 2013). "Nikki Grahame "sectioned after suicide attempt": Reality star confesses she hit rock bottom". mirror.
- ↑ Hughes, Tammy (10 April 2021). "Nikki Grahame dies aged 38 after a long battle with anorexia". Evning Standard. Retrieved 10 April 2021.