Nikki Grahame

Nikki Grahame and Vanessa Feltz talk in the Garden on UBB, a very moving conversation

September 7, 2010
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Yesterday Nikki talked to Vanessa Feltz in the garden briefly about when she came out of BB7, Princess Nikki and how she was received. Then, opening up to Vanessa about her eating disorder, Nikki talked about when she re-entered society after suffering anorexia to start getting her life back in order. And how she was so strong and came through all of that and writing her book.

Nikki said about Big Brother: "for me by coming on big brother with millions of people watching my every move was such a positive thing for me to do. Because you know, it made me overcome so many things that I probably never would have overcome."

Nikki also explained that writing her book last year had dug up a lot of old habits. Then Nikki had a tearful moment when she said that when she woke up this morning she could no longer fit into her jeans. But, after a hug from Vanessa, she went on to say that anorexia does live with you for the rest of your life but that she can live a normal happy life and can overcome it. Vanessa also told Nikki about her struggle to lose weight and how horrible the tabloids have been to her putting on weight.

Towards the end Nikki tells Vanessa about her involvement with Body Gossip a group of actors performing real stories sent in by people about body images and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

Watch the video below of the conversation between Nikki and Vanessa. I found it really moving and I just wanted to give Nikki a hug. Thankfully Vanessa was there to give her a cuddle. It is a really moving conversation.




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