Friends of Big Brother Star, Nikki Grahame, have made a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her eating disorder treatment.
Content Warning: this article contains information about eating disorders, mental illness and the crowdfunding link contains graphic imagery. Beat is the UK’s leading organisation for Eating Disorders and you can find more information here: Beat | The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity (beateatingdisorders.org.uk)
Nikki Grahame, 38, was on Big Brother UK in 2006.
She is famously known for the phrase, “Who is she?!” after she was nominated for elimination.
She also was a reporter for Big Brother, Little Brother and later appeared on Ultimate Big Brother. She won a National Television Award for Best TV Contender.
Despite being such a huge personality, Nikki Grahame has struggled with her mental health throughout her life and anorexia has been a problem, from a very early age. She has written two books, Dying to be Thin and Fragile about her experience of the condition.
She has had multiple treatments and hospitalisations through the NHS, but her friends decided to campaign for donations for private treatment, to beat the life long battle with the illness.
The crowdfunding page (link contains graphic imagery) has raised over £60k by fans, which was more than the target, to support Nikki Grahame with specialist help.
Friends who started the page recently posted:
“Though we feel, since you have all been instrumental in enabling her access to the facility and help, many of you will want to know details of this, in the interest of Nikki’s safety and privacy for the time being we think its best to keep the particulars of this private.
When the time is right either we, or Nikki herself, will be able to share the finer details of the process, her progress and where the incredible donations are going.”
We wish Nikki the best in her future health and endeavours.