What Is Big Brother 7’s Nikki Grahame Up To Now?


Nikki Grahame

by Grazia |

Big Brother 7 in 2006 will always be remembered fondly - we reckon it's a strong contender for the BEST Big Brother ever.

It was the year of the famous Nikki Grahame tantrums (WHO IS SHE?!), Glyn boiled an egg for the very first time, the word babe became seriously overused, and Grace and Mikey became a couple (who are STILL together btw). Goals.

After Nikki recreated her iconic 'who IS she' rant on Big Brother: Best Shows Ever, we take a look at what she's up to now.

So, who is Nikki Grahame?

Nikki was born in Watford, England, and rose to fame after entering the Big Brother house for series 7 where she came in 5th place.

How old is Nikki Grahame now?

Nikki is 38, she was born on 28 April 1982.

What has Nikki been doing since Big Brother?

After the initial Big Brother, she was given her own reality show, Princess Nikki, but it is safe to say this flopped as it wasn't renewed for a second series.

Nikki has also been back on Big Brother FIVE times – the original time in 2006, Ultimate Big Brother in 2010, as a 'time warp' housemate in 2015, and Canadian Big Brother in 2017.

She then returned to the UK version of the in 2018, after it was announced it would be the last series to air on Channel 5.

Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett
Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett ©Getty Images

She said of her time on all the Big Brother's during her final ever scenes on the show, 'There is something about this house where nothing else matters. Big Brother has played such a huge part of my life, it changed my life for the better. I don't have one regret, not one. It will always have a place in my heart. Thank you Big Brother for everything. Literally, everything.'

Nikki has also released two autobiographical books - Dying to Be Thin and Fragile - which both document her battle with anorexia nervosa.

What happened to Nikki and Pete Bennett?

When they initially left the Big Brother house Pete broke up with Nikki for being too high maintenance. However, they are not on bad terms and have been pictured on a night out in Brighton.

The pair also reunited when they both appeared on Loose Women as guests in 2017.

Has Nikki Grahame got a boyfriend?

Nikki confirmed she was single in September 2019 but revealed she's hoping to have a baby using a sperm donor.

'I've enquired at a few clinics in London. Ideally, I'd meet the right guy and we could go through the process together,' she told new! magazine. 'I'm so independent. I think I'd be such a good mum because I know I'm capable when I put my mind to it.'

Nikki had previously lived in Paris after falling in love with a Frenchman. She revealed she didn't like living in England as she got recognised everywhere and enjoyed a simpler life in France, learning French and working at the Hard Rock Cafe.

She later moved back to the UK when her relationship fizzled out.

Where is Nikki Grahame now?

It's thought that Nikki is currently living in London, although she has previously divided her time between the UK and Toronto, Canada.

After exiting the Big Brother house she was known to have bought a house in London with a concierge and 24 hr gym - which she may still be living in.

Is Nikki Grahame on Twitter and Instagram?

Her Instagram is @nikkigrahameofficial

Her Twitter is @NikkiGrahame

READ MORE: A Look Back At Some Of The Richest Big Brother Stars


The Big Brother rich list

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Without a doubt, Aisleyne is one of the richest BB alumni. When leaving the house, she was offered loads of glamour modelling - and she then wisely invested the money in property. Which has more than paid off, as talking to Katherine Ryan in 2017 she said: 'If I sold up, my property portfolio would be worth a few million.' Nice.

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Big Brother's first winner - who donated his prize money to his friend who needed a heart and lung transplant - is thought to be the richest ex-contestant. Like Aisleyne, Craig has a property empire and with appearances on DIY shows such as 60 Minute Makeover and Big Strong Boys, the builder is estimated to be worth over £6million.

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It's no surprise Brian - who eventually went on to host Big Brother after winning the second series - is on the list. The Irish presenter is estimated to be worth a cool £3million.

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Alison wouldn't be the presenting legend we know and love today if it wasn't for Big Brother. Since her stint on BB, she's starred on a load of shows including Strictly and Loose Women. Now, the This Morning showbiz correspondent is now reported to be worth between £1m-5m.

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The series 3 winner (BFFs with Alison) modelled after she left the house and presented Channel 4 breakfast show RI:SE. Kate's had a very successful presenting career indeed, hosting the Kerrang! Radio weekday breakfast show for nine years and then going on to host weekday afternoons on Virgin Radio.

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Joining the rich list is Josie Gibson. The series 11 winner made a lot of money through a fitness DVD, which even beat Davina McCall's to #1. If you tune into This Morning, you can still see her radiating her Bristol charm.

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Some reality TV trivia for you here: Brian claimed he had the idea for TOWIE and sued ITV and Lime Pictures, reportedly settling out of court for a rumoured £1million.

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Yes, before you ask, Chantelle was in Netflix's smash hit series Tiger King (she's an ardent animal rights activist). But the "fake celebrity" made a lot more than her £25,000 prize after winning series four. In May 2006, she signed a £300,000 deal with Random House to publish her autobiography. Her marriage to Preston might not have worked out, but her bank account certainly did.

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One of the nation's most loved BB contestants, Nikki went on to a successful TV career when the show ended, even landing her own show, Princess Nikki. She also wrote two autobiographical books, Dying To Be Thin and Fragile, based on her experiences with anorexia nervosa.

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