Nikki Grahame

Nikki Grahame in Now magazine this week

September 29, 2010
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Nikki is in NOW magazine this week and revealed that her time in the Ultimate Big Brother house has helped her put on some weight. Nikki has battled with the eating disorder anorexia for a number of years. Nikki told the magazine she was delighted that she had added a further five pounds and even posed in her underwear to show off her new body.

Nikki credits housemate Vanessa Feltz as having enabled her to deal with her issues and recalls the chat they had in the garden really helped her. Nikki also talks about her mother and sister wanting to help her have a child. And she discusses the long term effect anorexia has had on her body.

From the magazine:
"I used to have a figure of an 8 year old girl, but now I feel a lot more femine," she says. "I havn't got protruding shoulder or hip bones anymore and I've finally got a bottom..."

Looking painfully thin before she entered the UBB house last month, Nikki, 28, never believed she would walk out nearly half a stone heavier and finish in 2nd place to Brian Dowelling. Although she's still tiny at 6st 5lb, it's a giant step for someone who has battled an eating disorder since the age of eight.

"When I was in the house I was painfully thin", she recalls, screwing her face up in disgust. "I weighed about 6st, which is way too skinny. "I'd come out of a relationship that had gone wrong and had a bit of a relapse after writing my book Dying To Be Thin. I'd find myself wiping grease off cooked food with a tissue and if things had got worse I felt I might have to go back into a clinic".

"I felt really tired, drained and very tearful, but going into the Ultimate Big Brother house changed all that. It was the perfect opportunity for me to put on weight naturally because I was sitting around all day eating biscuits and not really exercising...."

You can read more from this interview on the NOW website.

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