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Nick Bateman was a housemate in Big Brother 1 (UK), Big Brother Panto and Ultimate Big Brother.

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)[]

Task History[]

Nominations History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Sada Walkington
Caroline O'Shea
- -
3 Caroline O'Shea
Craig Phillips
- -
4 Nichola Holt
Caroline O'Shea
- -
5 Craig Phillips
Nichola Holt
- -

Player's History - Big Brother Panto[]

Audition History[]

Auditioned For Part Received
Baron Hardup Baron Hardup

Player's History - Ultimate Big Brother[]

Task History[]

Nominations History[]

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
3 John McCririck
Makosi Musambasi
Ulrika Jonsson -
7 Makosi Musambasi
Nádia Almada
Brian Dowling
Nádia Almada
Nikki Grahame
Ulrika Jonsson
13 Ulrika Jonsson
Vanessa Feltz
Brian Dowling
Chantelle Houghton
Michelle Bass
18 Ineligible
Fifth Place

Post Big Brother[]

  • Nick, along with fellow Big Brother houseguests Craig Phillips and Jade Goody, appeared on the Channel 5 reality show Back to Reality. He was evicted on Day 8, placing 11th.
  • Nick eventually moved to Sydney, Australia.[1]


  • Nick 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. [2]
  • 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 first person to be ejected, and then return for another season.
  • Nick Bateman, Victor Ebuwa, and Nikki Grahame are the only Ultimate Big Brother housemates to improve on their placement.


Big Brother 1 (UK) Housemates
Craig 2000 Small
Anna 2000 Small
Darren 2000 Small
Melanie 2000 Small
Claire 2000 Small
Tom 2000 Small
Nichola 2000 Small
Nick 2000 Small
Caroline 2000 Small
Andrew 2000 Small
Sada 2000 Small
Big Brother Panto Housemates
Anouska 2003
Jade 2002
Kitten 2004
Marco 2004
Melanie 2000
Narinder 2001
Nick 2000
Spencer 2002
Tim 2002
Victor 2004
Ultimate Big Brother Housemates
UBB Brian
UBB Nikki
UBB Chantelle
UBB Victor
UBB Nick
UBB Preston
UBB Ulrika
UBB Vanessa
UBB Michelle
UBB Nadia
UBB Makosi
UBB Coolio
UBB John
BBUK11 Josie