Nikki Grahame

Nikki 's Hotstars Column in OK! Magazine - Issue 694

September 30, 2009
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This week Nikki gives her views on the X Factor, Alesha Dixon, The Sugarbabes newest member and talks about London Fashion Week...

I've had some great news this week - my book, "Dying To Be Thin", is going to be published in the Netherlands! Some Dutch journalists are coming to interview me about it in October. This week I took part in the BBC Headroom campaign in aid of World Mental Health Day on 10th October. I had my photo taken with my Chihuahuas, Baby and Thumbelina, as I was asked what makes me happy!
Later this week I'm going to see Michael McIntyre at Wembley Arena and I can't wait!

I feel sorry for Alesha Dixon as she's been getting a really hard time over her new judging role on Strictly Come Dancing. It's early days but she's being criticised no matter what she says. I think over time she'll learn from experience and build up more knowledge. She's the only one on the panel who knows what the contestants are going through and I wish her luck.

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The X Factor is brilliant this year! I was a bit sad when the auditions ended, but I was so excited about the singers going to boot camp. They've got a great bunch of artists this series. Some of the girls have incredible voices and the guys are just hot! A few have been quite cocky though, and although that shows personality, they'll have to tame it if they want to get on with the judges.

I can't believe there are no original members left in the Sugababes! While it's going to be hard for new girl Jade Ewen, she needs to be given a chance to settle in, like Heidi and Amelle. She's going to have to bend over backwards to make it all work. It would be great if original members Keisha, Siobhan and Mutya got back together and they had a battle of the bands!

I've been admiring all the outfits at London Fashion Week. Metallics seem to be in this season, which is great for all the Christmas parties that will be coming up in the next few months. Victoria Beckham looked stunning in a sleek black dress, and when I saw her interviewed on TV after a Burberry party I really warmed to her. She came across as so normal, and pleased to be back in England.

The Canine Country Club. It's a luxury hotel for dogs in the West Country and I've arranged for Baby and Thumbelina to have a stay there. There are grounds for them to run in and they even get their own special room!
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Last week there was no Hotstars magazine due to a promotion, so there was no column last week.

Fragile by Nikki Grahame

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Release date: 7th May 2012.
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