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Nikki Grahame
June 1, 2008
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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


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