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Life of Big Brother star who died after battle with anoxeria to be celebrated in documentary

Written by on 16/08/2021

The life of reality TV star Nikki Grahame, who died aged 38 after battling anorexia, will be celebrated in a Channel 4 documentary.

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.

It will feature interviews with the Big Brother star’s mother, as well as other members of her family and her friends.

Her mother Sue said: “Nikki was so much more than a reality TV contestant and I am looking forward to celebrating her short life in this documentary.”

She added it will “be tough, but Nikki was one special girl – kind and smart with the biggest heart”.

Executive producer Ollie Durrant said: “We are honoured to be making this important film with Nikki’s family and friends.

“She was an amazingly kind, caring person who despite her own struggles, worked tirelessly to raise awareness of anorexia and the exponential rise of mental health issues in society today.

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“We hope this film is a fitting tribute to her legacy.”

Former housemate Nikki Grahame in the bedroom of the new look Big Brother house in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire before the start of the UK vs USA Celebrity Big Brother this Thursday.
Image: Grahame soared to fame after featuring in Big Brother

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.

She also appeared as a contestant on ITV dating show Blind Date and competed in the 2004 Miss Hertfordshire pageant.

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?” rant.

 Sky News

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