The Sunday Post (Inverness)
Tributes flood in for tragic BB star Nikki
Davina Mccall last night led tributes to Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame who has died aged 38 after a battle with eating disorders.
Fans took to social media to mourn the reality TV star who found fame in 2006 and went on to have her own series, Princess Nikki. Many supporters had contributed to a fundraising page set up to meet the cost of treatment in a rehabilitation centre. Her mum Sue appeared on television show This Morning just days ago to talk about Nikki’s struggles through lockdown.
She said Nikki, from London, could not bear to eat unless she could exercise: “Stuff like gyms closing impacted her. In order to eat she needed to know she could exercise, so when they closed, that and the isolation was a real worry. She spent a lot of time on her own with not enough to think about other than food.”
Nikki’s agent confirmed that the star passed away on Friday. Former Big Brother presenter Mccall said: “I’m so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame. She really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl.”
Former Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark-neal said: “Thinking of Nikki Grahame’s mother and Nikki’s close friends and family. A Big Brother icon.”