During his first season on the show, Nick came to be known as the season's villain due to his duplicitous nature, often lying to his fellow housemates (such as by saying that his wife had died in a car crash) and attempting to turn them against each other. These actions led to him being hated by the public, who dubbed him "Nasty Nick" and called for him to be kicked out of the house. Despite this negative public perception, Nick was well-liked in the house, never receiving a nomination vote during his stay in the house. However, on Day 35 he was confronted by his fellow housemates (who had been tipped off by production) for his actions throughout the season as well as for attempting to manipulate the nominations process. This manipulation ultimately led to him being ejected from the house by the producers.
After his season Nick became an infamous figure in the eye of the public, making multiple appearances on other shows as well as releasing his own book entitled Nasty Nick: How to be a Right Bastard. As a result of his publicity, Nick was asked to participate in Ultimate Big Brother, Big Brother (UK)'s all-stars season. Despite not being trusted by his fellow housemates, he did considerably better this season, making it to finale night and ultimately placing fifth.
Nick grew up in Kent with his four sisters. He was educated at a boarding school in Kent for five years and then at the private Gordonstoun School near Elgin in Scotland at the same time as the Earl of Wessex.
He decided not to go to university but instead went traveling around the world for three years, spending some time as a fruit packer in Australia, and on his return, he worked in the City of London for nine years as a broker for the Willis Group from 1991. Nick comes from a large family with six sisters (including one set of triplets) and two brothers. His mother remarried when he was very young after his real father had died.
He lived a bachelor's lifestyle with his three other flatmates in South West London. His dream would be presenting a travel/sports show on TV. He has a tattoo of a scorpion on his right arm to represent his Zodiac sign.
Nick dislikes door to door salesmen, traffic jams, Quiche, Semolina, Welsh rarebit, early episodes of Bod, busy tube trains and committee members of Fulham FC. however, he does like Chinese, Pasta, and Thai foods.
His favorite songs are The loneliness of the speed of silence by Nancy Griffiths, Hotel California by The Eagles, American Pie by Don McClean, and Still the same by Bog Seager.
His worst holiday was in Gambia where he lost his luggage, hated the dirty seawater, and saw a dead body on the beach. His last holiday was with an ex-girlfriend to Dubai and his most memorable holiday was with six friends in a villa in Spain
Player's History - Big Brother 1 (UK)
|Week||Nominated||Nominated By||Final Position|
Player's History - Big Brother Panto
|Auditioned For||Part Received|
|Baron Hardup||Baron Hardup|
Player's History - Ultimate Big Brother
|Day||Nominated||Nominated By||Final Position|
|18|| Ineligible||Fifth Place|
Post Big Brother
- He was the first housemate to be ejected from the Big Brother house across any version of Big Brother.
- By extension, Nick is the first person to be ejected from Big Brother across any version of Big Brother to have an interview by the host. 
- In reference to the massive public backlash he received after his first season, Nick entered the Ultimate Big Brother house wearing a t-shirt reading "it's only a gameshow".
- He is the only person to be ejected, and then return for another season.
|Big Brother 1 (UK) Housemates|