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Nicola "Nikki" Grahame was originally a contestant on the UK version of Big Brother, appearing as a contestant on Big Brother 7 (UK) and Ultimate Big Brother, and later appearing as a special houseguest on Big Brother 16 (UK). In 2016, she along with Big Brother Australia 10 winner Tim Dormer was chosen to enter the Big Brother Canada 4 house as a "Wildcard Houseguest".

During her first season on the UK edition of the show, Nikki became infamous for her frequent temper tantrums over minor issues such as the lack of bottled water or the house being too cold. In one particularly notable instance, she repeatedly yelled "Who IS she?" in the Diary Room in reference to fellow houseguest Susie Verrico. In spite of this, Nikki quickly became a fan favorite, placing fifth in her initial season and being voted the runner-up of her second season.

Once Nikki entered the BBCAN Grand, she was thrown for a loop due to how different this game was from her previous experiences. Nikki began as a very non-strategic player, and was able to stay in the game due to her not being viewed as a threat. As time passed, she began to think more strategically, having a very good read of her fellow houseguests, although she was never one to make big moves. She was able to remain in the game by floating in the middle. She frequently switched her allegiances based on how she felt about specific people at certain moments.

During Big Brother 19 (UK), Nikki entered the house once again after being tasked with looking after the housemates after Big Brother temporarily quit due to stress. She used this opportunity to gossip with the remaining housemates. Nikki left the Big Brother house the same evening.

On April 9th, 2021 Nikki passed away after a long battle with anorexia.[2]


Big Brother 7 (UK)

Age: 24

Ultimate Big Brother

Age: 28

Big Brother 16 (UK)

Age: 33

Big Brother Canada 4

Age: 33
Hometown: London, UK
Occupation: TV Personality

Player History - Big Brother 7 (UK)

Nominations History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
1 In Big Brotherhood
2 Lea Walker
Grace Adams-Short
3 Richard Newman
Sam Brodie
Pete Bennett
Glyn Wise
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
Lea Walker
4 Ineligible
Susie Verrico Nominated
5 Lisa Huo Glyn Wise
Lisa Huo
6 Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
Susie Verrico
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
Susie Verrico
7 Richard Newman
Lea Walker
Mikey Dalton
8 No Nominations Nominated
9 Evicted
12 Ineligible
Next Door
13 No Nominations Fifth Place

Player History - Ultimate Big Brother

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
3 Coolio
John McCririck
7 Chantelle Houghton
Nick Bateman
Chantelle Houghton
Ulrika Jonsson
13 Ulrika Jonsson
Michelle Bass
Chantelle Houghton
Ulrika Jonsson
18 No Nominations Runner-Up

Player History - Big Brother 16 (UK)

Nominations History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
1 Not in House
6 Harry Amelia Martin
Chloe Wilburn
Cristian MJC
Jade-Martina Lynch
7 Exempt Left

Note: On Week 6, Marc and the Three Time Warp Housemates (Brian, Helen, & Nikki) were the only people who could nominate. They chose to nominate Chloe, Cristian, Harry Amelia & Jade.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 4

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Not in House
POV Not in House
Week 2 HOH Sat Out as Wildcard
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Sat Out as Wildcard
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Reward Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Reward Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Reward Win
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Not in House
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have-Not
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Not in House
2 Immune Loveita Adams No
3 Cassandra Shahinfar No
4 Kelsey Faith Yes
Loveita Adams Yes
5 Dallas Cormier Yes
6 Loveita Adams Yes

Joel Lefevre

7 Raul Manriquez Yes
8 No Voting
Maddy Pavle Yes
9 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Nick & Phil Paquette Yes

Post Big Brother

Illness Battle & Death

  • After overcoming severe anorexia nervosa prior to her first Big Brother appearance, Nikki announced she had relapsed in 2011.
  • Rylan Clark-Neal revealed that Nikki suffered another relapse in 2021.[4]
  • On April 10th, 2021, her agent announced that Nikki had passed away the day before at the age of 38.[2]
  • The double eviction episode of Big Brother Canada 9 was dedicated to Nikki.


  • Nikki, Victor Ebuwa and Nick Bateman are the only Ultimate Big Brother housemates to improve on their placement.
  • She was evicted from Big Brother Canada 4 on her 34th birthday.
  • She is the first houseguest who was evicted on her own birthday in the BBCAN history, followed by Sindy Nguyen who returned in Big Brother Canada 5.
  • She is one of five houseguests, along with Mike Malin (BBUS), Janelle Pierzina (BBUS), Jade Goody (BBUK) and Da'Vonne Rogers (BBUS) to compete on three different seasons. Although she also appeared as a "Time Warp Housemate" on Big Brother 16 (UK), she did not officially compete on this season.
    • Of these 4 houseguests, Nikki is is the only one to not place worse than 6th in any of her seasons, with Janelle placing 12th, Boogie in 10th, Jade in 9th and Da'Vonne in 10th.
  • Nikki, along with Dallas Cormier, Ramsey Aburaneh, and Maddy Pavle, voted against the majority more than any other houseguest in Big Brother Canada. They did it three times.
  • Nikki is the second houseguest to be evicted unanimously from Big Brother Canada 4. The first was Maddy Pavle.
  • She, along Nicholas & Philippe Paquette, are the last houseguests to be nominated on Big Brother Canada 4.
    • She was nominated the first time along Nick & Phil on Week 9.
  • Nikki and Raul Manriquez are the only houseguests in Big Brother Canada 4 to be nominated during both parts of a double eviction.
  • Mitchell Moffit and Nikki are the only jurors who have never won a competition.
  • On every season she competed on, at least one person walked from the game.
  • Nikki holds the record for the most appearances, appearing on 4 seasons of Big Brother, along with Janelle Pierzina.
    • If her entering the house during Big Brother 19 (UK) for a single day counts, she has appeared in 5 different seasons of Big Brother.
  • Including her time in Big Brother Canada 4, Nikki has spent the most time out of all the BBUK housemates in the Big Brother house, with a total of 157 days.
  • Nikki along with George Allen Boswell, Tim Dormer, Frankie Grande and Brandi Glanville are the only five houseguests to compete in different seasons of the show.
  • Nikki is the first Big Brother Canada contestant to pass away after competing.


Big Brother 7 (UK) Housemates
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