June 5, 2008 Nikki at the Big Brother 9 Launch Reporting for BBLB
Nikki Grahame at the live launch of Big Brother 9 in the UK. Outside the house she reports and gives her opinions on the new housemates as they enter the house. Nikki was filming for Big Brothers Little Brother which will be shown Friday Night at 7.30pm on E4.
Nikki is looking lovely in the red dress she wore at the Vodaphone Music Awards in 2007, which is featured throughout this website.
See the Exclusive pictures of Nikki at the BB Launch here.
These pictures are courtesy of Keith Mayhew Photography. Keith has captured every conceivable Nikki expression in these close up pictures.
You can re-visit Nikki in BB7 with a video found
here at Virgin media.
Watch the video of Nikki on BBLB here.
June 5, 2008 EXETER GEMINIFM RADIO 5TH JUNE.
Nikki had an early awakening this morning for a telephone interview on Exeter GeminiFM Radio, for Big Brother 9 which starts tonight.
Nikki was interviewed by Matt Young who had been checking out her website.
He was interested in who she was in touch with from the former BB housemates and how the auditions went in Manchester. Nikki said there were some very strange cases but hoped that some of the ones she met made it in to the house.
Nikki was asked about Soccer Sixes and said her team got beat by the Twins team but there was always next year and she had really enjoyed the day.
She said she was really excited about BB9 tonight and explained she was commenting on the new housemates for BBLB.
She was asked where the housemates are hidden till it's time for BB and she said in Europe..she herself was in Belgium. Others were in France. Nikki said they were hidden for 2 weeks and it was like being on holiday.
Nikki was asked what she has been doing since she came out of the house and she mentions her Princess Nikki show,winning the NTA and her Dominos advert. And then mentions her numerous personal appearances all over the country and tv appearances and charity work.
Nikki says she has no regrets about going on BB and had the time of her life. It was a one off experience and the housemates are like a family as they all went through the same experience.
Listen to Nikki's interview on Gemini FM here
June 5, 2008 Big Brother launch Night Project
Tonight's the start of Big Brother 9 and to celebrate its launch there is a special BB Friday Night Project show hosted by Justin Lee Collins, Alan Carr and featuring Nikki and several other past HM's from the previous shows.
The House Mates take it in turn to do sketches and guest host during the course of the show and instead of showing BB clips some of the most infamous moments are recreated in sketch form by JLC, AC and the HM's.
You can read more about the show in the Media section and see a video of the whole show here.
This video is one of the sketches which involves Nikki enjoy.
June 5, 2008 Nikki on BBLB on Friday 6th
Nikki is going to be at the Big Brother launch night outside the house reporting for Big Brothers Little Brother commenting on each housemate as they enter the house.It will be shown on BBLB on Friday at 7.30 on E4.
Mirror.co.uk have a video where former HM's including Nikki talk about BB and the upcoming BB9 Scroll half way down the page to see the video.
June 3, 2008 Nikki interview in OK
There is an interview and a great 7 page photo shoot with Nikki in this week's OK. The photo shoot is cinema themed psychos inspired, with Nikki in various poses inspired by infamous movie scenes as Kathy Bates in Misery, Jack Nicholson in The Shining and Hannibal Lector. Nikki's not been made to actually "look" like any of them, it's more an "inspired" shoot. There are also photos of Nikki in the kitchen boiling some cuddly toy bunnies, a Carrie inspired shot and a psycho Nikki wielding a knife at a screaming innocent Nikki. It's worth getting just for the photos alone.
In the interview Nikki looks back on her BB experience, talks about her relationship and split with Pete and the anorexia book she's writing. It's also announced in the interview that Nikki is to be OK's official BB columnist.
June 3, 2008 Nikki's OK column this week
In Nikk's OK column this week, Nikki talks about:
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson hugging and kissing in Cannes. Nikki was really surprised to see those pics and thinks it's just a phase Lindsay's going through as she's had a really tough time lately.
Big Brother is back! Nikki is really excited about Big Brother 9 and can't wait for the show to start and was excited to see pics of the new house: she likes the round marble bath and the swimming pool and garden but finds the smashed BB eyes in the living room creepy.
Amanda's had botox. Amanda Holden has recently admitted to having had botox and Nikki sees nothing wrong with having it and says she'll be definitely using it when she starts to see wrinkles!
Coleen's getting married! Nikki's looking forward to seeing the pics of the wedding of Coleen McLoughlin and Wayne Rooney. Westlife are reportedly playing at it, although Nikki would prefer Boyzone and recently met Keith Duffy who promised her a couple of tickets to one of their gigs.
Nikki's loving....her new Nokia 6500 mobile. She says it's great for keeping up to date on Facebook and for sending emails.
Nikki's Diary this week: Nikki filmed an episode of a Big Brother Friday Night Project special last week which was fun. Nikki is going to the launch night of Big Brother 9 which starts on Thursday and is looking forward to meeting the new BBLB presents.
Nikki will be flying out to Belfast to film an interview for a new BBC show called Teethgrinder.
June 2, 2008 E4, Big Brother Auditions (part 2)
Part 2 of the Big Brother Auditions and this 2nd show follows the hopefuls onto the next stage of the auditioning process.
This show follows them filling in the very detailed application form (it takes 5 hours!), group assesement and being interviewed by Big Brother in a Diary Room. This 2nd show follows the more eccentric of the audtionees.
Nikki is on at the begining, still in Manchester. Two guys are sitting at a table filling their application form in, talking to the camera. They spot Nikki and call her over (who's very casual and relaxed having just made herself a brew) and ask to have their photo taken with her. Nikki happily agrees to this, saying those guys have been so nice to her all day. One of the guys asks if he can give her a kiss for the photo to which Nikki agrees although she can't resist a slight jokey grimace when the guy kisses her for the photo. Nikki tells the guy she only allowed him to kiss her "because you've been so lovely to me". She then tells him that he's lovely and is also fit but that he needs to have a personality in the house and can't rely just on his looks.
The guy tells Nikki that she was great in the house, really funny. It's a nice friendly, relaxed exchange between the two.
The rest of the programme focuses on the more eccentric auditionees and, apart from Nikki and Anthony from BB6 at the begining, none of yesterday's reporting housemates are featured.
June 1, 2008 E4, Big Brother Auditions (part 1)
Nikki, along with 8 other BB HMs from previous series meet some of this years auditionees/hopefuls for BB9 on the first day of auditions in November 2007.
Each housemate reports from a different UK city and Nikki attends the Manchester auditions, looking very cute (if a bit cold) in her Princess pink ear muffs. Upon first seeing all the hopefuls Nikki remarks that it's amazing how everyone has to be different and unusual to be noticed and she says she doesn't know how she did it.
There is one notable auditionee Nikki meets - a professional "Frank Gallagher" (character from the UK hit series "Shameless") impersonator, who has been auditioning for BB for the past few years. Nikki meets him in the queue waiting to go in and, after he's done a bit of his Frank Gallagher act on her (and leaves some spittle on her face which she wipes off), he gives Nikki his card, which she disdainfully refuses to accept and gives back telling him, "I hate to say it but you're really irritating me!" and mutters something uncomplimentary about him as she walks away.
Nikki then had to go to a shopping centre where she had to try to find some suitable people to come to the auditions. She found a couple of ladies in the cafe and a fit bloke in a menswear shop.
Nikki is then seen being interviewed live at a local Manchester radio station. “We had a Frank Gallagher impersonator at the auditions and was an absolute t**t!" she relays to the jokey horror of the radio presenters (the show was going out live!). Nikki was made to apologise for her little hiccup of the "t" word, which she did, although she had no idea exactly what she was apologising for! She then, immediately, says another naughty word and she's made to apologise again!
Later in the Auditions show Nikki is seen acting as a producer and she interviews some of the hopefuls. She takes her role of producer very seriously, so much so that she decides to remove her Princess ear muffs so that she looks more the part. One of the hopefuls she interviews is the Frank Gallagher impersonator. And Nikki, taking her producer role very seriously, begins to cross examine him and when "Frank Gallagher" says he will be himself in the house Nikki states, quite logically, that how can he claim to be himself when he's turned up at the auditions as someone else? There follows quite a serious exchange between Nikki and "Frank" with Nikki showing she wasn’t taking any of this lightly or treating it like a gimmick. Nikki did a great job trying to find out who the real person was behind the “Frank Gallagher” facade. She gave him some good advice that he should be himself and not try to be someone else as they were looking for people who didn't come with stupid props and clothes etc. “Frank” didnt seem to want to take the advice so Nikki thanked him for taking an interest in going on BB and to wait outside. But when “Frank” left the room Nikki looks very concerned and turns to the watching producers and asks if she was too hard on him, to which they told her no, it was perfect and you did very, very well. Nikki tells the producers that if he had turned up as himself he would've had a better of chance of going through. Needless to say "Frank Gallagher" didn't make it through to the next stage.
Nikki sums up her day at the auditions by saying "I've seen some very interesting people but also some very boring people". Well we know which category Nikki falls in.
She was fantastic on this show, she completely ran away with it and she had way more air time than the other reporting housemates. She was funny, playful and yet took it all very seriously and was extremely professional with the auditioness. Nikki's reporting here is another example of how natural she is in front of the camera and what natural ability she has doing this kind of thing.
Nikki in the Big Brother Auditions Special Video
May 30, 2008 C4 BIG BROTHER LAUNCH NIGHT PROJECT
Nikki was at the GMTV studios,along with other ex housemates, recording for a special Big Brother Launch Night Project with Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr ,which will be shown on C4 AT 22.40 on Thursday 5th June to help launch BB9.
Nikki will be featuring in a couple of sketches and a game.
May 27, 2008 Nikki in the mags this week - Soccer Six, Millwall
Both OK and NEW magazines each have a 2 page spread on the Soccer Six in Millwall and there are some nice photos of Nikki looking cute in the team's pink football kit.
May 27, 2008 Nikki in the mags this week
In Nikki's OK column this week, Nikki talks about:
Jordan's boob scars. Nikki was shocked to see Jordan's scarred boobs recently in the mags. Nikki doesn't think Jordan needs any more surgery and putting herself through all that surgery must be quite hard. Nikki thinks Jordan is perfect as she is.
Jude and Kim get passionate! Nikki was surprised to see photos of Jude Law and Kimberly Stewart kissing in an Essex club last week - as Jude seems to like pretty blondes, and it was in a club Nikki frequents, she was gutted she wasn't there that night!
I can't wait for Big Brother! Nikki is counting down the days to Big Brother 9. Nikki is hoping there's a fairytale romance that lasts the whole way through - and she hopes there are some fit single boys in there and Nikki will be happy to help them cope with the pressure when they come out!
Billy and Kelly are back together! Nikki is pleased to see that Billy Zane and Kelly Brook are back together and hope their relationship lasts.
Nikki is loving.....her new cream 60's style dress she bought from a jumble sale for only 10 pence!
Nikki's Diary: Nikki went to Dublin last week with BB8 twins Sam and Amanda for a girly weekend as she had such fun there the last time. Nikki also went to the MYA cosmetic surgery exhibition in Harrogate with her mum Sue. She had a facelift with MYA and they want to show her mum as a great example of what they have done.
And this week Nikki is filming Battle of the Sexes with Jeff Brazier for the Trisha Goddard show. They will be giving their views on men, women and giving advice to couples having problems. Nikki really enjoyed filming it the last time.
May 26, 2008 Soccer Six Reading 2008
It was a cold and very wet day in Reading so a lot of the expected celebs didnt show, but Nikki rose to the challenge and turned up to coach her team, though as she was in a managerial position, she didnt play herself ,but kept an eye on precedings from her special dugout!
In the girls tournament Nikki's team were knocked out early on along with the Shipwrecked girls.
Obviously Nikki's goal scoring abilities were sorely missed! This left only the Page 3 girls and the Kukri All Stars to contest the final.
A valiant effort from the Page 3 girls saw them go close a couple of times but the Kukri All Stars were just too strong and clinched the trophy.
May 23, 2008 Nikki on BIG BROTHER: THE AUDITIONS
Starting Sunday June 1st E4 take you through the audition stages of this years Big Brother at 9pm.
Brand New: As Big Brother 2008 gets ready to roll, this show offers viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes at this year's nationwide audition tour. As Big Brother takes to the road in search of the next bunch of housemates to enter the Big Brother house, this show, the first part of two. Lifts the lid on the secretive selection process, as the Big Brother producers travel across the UK and Ireland hunting for housemates. This year Big Brother enlisted some former stars of the show to help them spot the housemates from the hopeless. Former housemate Nikki Graham turns the airwaves blue as she appears on live radio in Manchester publicising the auditions. And fellow ex-housemate Charlie, finally meets her match in one of the hopefuls at the London auditions.
Check out some of the larger than life characters in this video from the sun. See Nikki interviewing a serial audtionee
May 22, 2008 Nikki at the Celebrity Soccer Sixes
Nikki attended the Celebrity Soccer Sixes (CSS) last Sunday 18th May 2008 at the New Den in Millwall.
She had hoped to play with the lads from Shipwrecked, especially after Adam and Danny did an impromptu streak .
Fortunately they didn't get shown the red card and Nikki was transferred onto Michelle Scott Lee's team !
They did well and won three of their matches but were beaten in the semi's by Six Chicks, by three goals to two, so it was a close run thing.
Nikki stormed off at the end in true diva style and declared "Im a very bad loser!"
Team CSS, which includes the BB8 twins, won the final in a penalty shoot out.
Hopefully Nikki's team can improve in their next game at Reading on Monday, 26th May.
Watch the slide show here
May 20, 2008 Nikki in the mags this week
In Nikki's OK column this week Nikki talks about:
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham promoting her dvb denim range and thinks this may be a chance for people to see a different side to her other than just the pouting we're familiar with.
Nikki's a huge fan of Sex and the City and can't wait for the film to come out. Nikki loved Sarah Jessica Parker's hat at the London premiere.
Louise Redknapp is having another baby and Nikki is so pleased for her after all the problems she had getting pregnant the first time. Nikki has met Louise and she's really lovely and down to earth.
Celebrity Big Brother is back and Nikki's really excited about that as she loves it! And Nikki's also looking forward to Big Brother 9 and she's going to be glued to her tv all summer.
Nikki is loving PureLogical products. They're organic, non perfumed and great for sensitive skin.
In Nikki's Diary this week: Last week Nikki had a picnic in London with the BB8 twins Sam and Amanda and it was great to see them. Nikki also went to see ThrillerLive in London with her sister and she loved it as she's obsessed with Michael Jackson! And this week Nikki's going to Coleen Noleen's birthday party at Chinawhite and is hoping to see some famous faces.
May 13, 2008 Nikki interview in Love It
Love It. 2 page article on Nikki (with a photo on the front page), where she gives an interview about drugs, drink, her OCD and a little about Big Brother, "it's thanks to that show I've had the time of my life. I'd go back and do it all again. I have no regrets whatsoever....I've been able to do things I never dreamed of, such as take Mum on holiday to Dubai....". Nikki also mentions that she's writing a book about her problems, mostly her anorexia as she wants to help young girls and the interview ends on an uplifiting note, "I'm so happy with life at the moment. Everything is working out well. I've just bought myself a flat. Now all I need is a new man in my life".
May 13, 2008 Nikki in the mags this week
In Nikki's OK column this week Nikki talks about:
Mariah Carey's whirlwind marriage. Nikki was surprised to hear Mariah Carey had married her boyfriend after only dating him for just a few weeks. Nikki feels sometimes weddings that happen on the spur of the moment are destined to end in disaster and hopes Mariah's wedding proves her wrong but Nikki doesn't have a good feeling about it.
Jen's got a new man. Nikki hopes the relationship between Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer works out as Jennifer has been so unlucky in love.
Peaches in drugs drama. Nikki was shocked to read that Peaches Geldof (Sir Bob's daughter) was apparently filmed buying drugs. Peaches is a lovely girl who's had a hard life and Nikki doesn't want to see her go down that road.
Davina's leaving Big Brother! The show will never be the same without Davina, who says she wants to leave after this series ends as she wants to go into acting.
Nikki's loving....her new baby girl Chihuahua, called Thumbelina. She's only 8 weeks old and very cute.
In Nikki's Diary this week: Nikki was in Dublin last weekend judging a Spin 103.8 competition for Miss Ireland with Michelle Scott-Lee. It was a very girly weekend and they had loads of fun.
This week Nikki's appearing in the Soccer Six competition. All money raised goes to charity and it was great fun last yeaer - Nikki got the Star Player award and scored a goal!
May 9, 2008 More Soccer Sixes!
Nikki will be appearing at the Soccer Sixes at Millwall, Sunday May 18th, and also at the one at Reading on Bank Holiday Monday on 26th May.
In the girls tournaments Nikki, Jade Goody, Michelle Heaton and Bianca Gascoigne, amongst others, will be lacing up their boots alongside stars from Big Brother, Shipwrecked, Page 3, X Factor, the Apprentice, Gladiators, and all the soaps.
May 9, 2008 C5, The Trisha Goddard Show
Nikki, along with Jeff Brazier, hosts a Battle of the Sexes special in this popular daily discussion show.
Nikki and Jeff give their views on men and women and they also give advice to couples having relationship problems.
The show starts off with Nikki being asked what she looks for in a man. Nikki says men should work to keep us happy, men should help look after the kids and do their fair share of housework and cooking and treat her like a princess. Men should look after finances like direct debits, etc, but she would do the holiday bookings to make sure they were done properly!
Her men should wine and dine her, come in on a Friday and say get ready we are going out - even if its just to the bingo! When asked who should be in charge in the bedroom Nikki hesitated and smiled and said it should be equal.
Nikki says friends are for life keeping - your friends are more important than dating them. Nikki has lots of male friends, she doesn't date friends.
Nikki was asked when is the time to walk in a relationship and she said when the bad outweighs the good then it's game over!
Jeff teasingly told Nikki, when asked about commitment, that she jumps in with both feet and frightens men off. Nikki shouted NO!
Trisha asks Jeff if he didn't mind girls who farted and burped and Jeff said that Nikki lets one go now and again, to which Nikki shouted "I have never farted in my life!!"
There were couples on here having relationship problems and both Nikki and Jeff were asked to give advice to each couple. Nikki gave some really good advice to one couple. She said they need to try to rebuild the friendship they used to have, to forget about having a relationship and go back to being friends, make it clear they both have their own lives.
Jeff was asked to give advice to the same couple and he said that Nikki put it very well in giving her advice.
Both Jeff and Nikki also talked about their own relationships. Nikki said she has never had anyone commit to her, she has never had a ring on her finger - she then holds up the wrong finger and laughs, "see I don't even know the right finger!"
Nikki says she also had an ex who dissed her friends and family - and she says looking back she can't believe how she ever let him to do that.
Nikki's appearance on here impressed Trisha enough for her to be offered to appear again every 6 weeks doing some presenting. Watch now
May 7, 2008 Spin 1038 (Irish radio station) Interview
Nikki gave a 10 minute interview on Spin 1038 today to promote her judging the Miss Spin 1038 beauty contest in Dublin on Saturday (the winner goes onto to compete in the Miss Universe Ireland contest).
Nikki's aircon rant was played to introduce Nikki.
Nikki was asked what advice she would give to the contestants in the Miss Spin beauty competition she is judging on Saturday and she said to just be themselves, to be different and stand out in the crowd.
Nikki was asked about her time in BB; she said she really enjoyed it and would do it all again and the new ones would have a great time. Nikki said she only had tantrums as she was cooped up like a chicken and had to sleep with 14 people which she wasn't used to but she still had a great time.
Nikki was asked about her audition process: she queued for 2 hours with a friend but they were supposed to be going to Sheffield..her friend wanted to leave just as Nikki got to the front and Nikki was trying to make up her mind whether to leave when she was called in.Then just as she was getting interviewed her phone rang and she was told not to answer it but she did!!She thought she had lost her chance as she chatted to her friend on the phone for a while but the interviewer stamped her hand and told her she was through to the next round.
Nikki was then asked about her anorexia (Nikki thinks in her case she was born with it..it was in her genes and was just waiting for something to trigger it off).
Nikki said she has only been to Ireland once before.
She entered a beauty contest when she was in the Brownies but didn't win.
She promised to give Spin 1038 a mention in OK next week.