Nikki was interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willougby alongside Susan Ringwood from the Eating Disorders Association and "This Morning's" resident agony aunt Denise Robertson.
She was asked about her own experiences of being anorexic, the development of her OCD, and about the publication of her book "Dying To Be Thin" (now out in paperback).
There was an excellent discussion about anorexia following on from Nikki's admission that she has lost weight over the past year due in part to all the issues and memories that arose from writing the book. Nikki said that she had received a lot of messages from young men and girls who told her that reading her book had really helped and inspired them. As a result she said she felt that she had let them down but, as Susan Ringwood pointed out - she shouldn't - its very hard for people to recover from anorexia and lapses are common - anyone recovering from the illness will understand that. The important thing is to get help and everyone agreed that the help available is so much better than it was. As Nikki pointed out, when she was first diagnosed no-one knew much about anorexia but now its OK to talk about it and that must be a good thing although, as Denise Robertson said, there is still a long way to go. Anorexia is an illness and not something to be ashamed of and everyone agreed that by talking about her own experiences Nikki is doing a lot of good.
Nikki has said that she accepts she needs some help and is going to consult a lifestyle trainer and a nutritionist.
As will all Nikki's interviews about anorexia, she spoke openly and honestly about herself and how the disease affects her life. It was a very positive interview.
Nikki tells Closer that she is once again locked in a struggle with anorexia and exercise addiction. After maintaining her weight since appearing on Big Brother in 2006, she has shed nearly a stone over the past year. "I started losing weight over a year ago," says Nikki. "It's been worse in the past few months. I hate it, ... nothing fits me any more...." Nikki said "When I wrote my book last year I was a good example of someone who'd overcome anorexia. Now I feel like I have let everyone down."…
Last Sunday Nikki was off to the Northwood hairdressers in support of a charity appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Nikki along with premiership footballer Jermaine Defoe posed for pictures with the salon team and signed autographs. Monday Nikki was busy with last minute organisation of her Birthday Party which was held at the Embassy Club London on Tuesday night, the party being a huge success. Wednesday Nikki was joined by other Big Brother stars for a funeral - as they help to bury the groundbreaking…
Hey everyone, hope you are all enjoying the long awaited sunshine?!
Just to let you know hotstars is on hold for a few weeks so there will be no column during this period.
But on a positive note my paperback will be out Tuesday 4th May! You will be able to purchase it from most book stores or order online for £6.99!!
For those of you who haven't already read it, I hope you enjoy it :-)
Anyway thanks for all your support!
Lots of love.
x nikki x
The SUN has a poll to see which Ex-HM you would like to see make an appearance on the last Big Brother. Its un-official but the poll seems to be attracting quite a bit of interest so why not vote for Nikki Grahame to go back into the house? After all she is still the most popular Housemate in many polls, definitely the most entertaining, you never know the producers might take note and its a bit of fun. "Everybody's favourite reality TV show, Big Brother, is gearing up for its last outing - and…
This week Nikki talks about Cheryl Cole's single life, Dawn French and Lenny Henry's split, and Jordan's post-natal depression. MY DIARY I had a bit of an unlucky few days last week as I had a power cut and my car broke down! I'm now looking for a new one. I did some filming for a Big Brother show about memorable housemates and moments and that more than made up for it, though. It will be screened before the final series. I'm really into watching The City on MTV at the moment, so I've been catching…