What she’s remembered for:
Queen of the tantrum, Nikki’s diary room histrionics remain unsurpassed by any Big Brother contestant since. Her famous rants and raves about being too cold, her need for bottled water and most memorably the arrival of Susie who won the golden ticket with her shout of ‘Who is she? Where did you find her?’ burnt Nikki into the nation’s brains.
She also formed an unlikely but endearing relationship with eventual winner of BB7, Tourette’s sufferer Pete. They dated for a month after the show ended. She was evicted from the house on Day 58 with 37.2% of the vote but is one of only a handful of housemates to ever re-enter the Big Brother house. She was voted back into the ‘House Next Door’ with three other ex-housemates. She was then chosen to return to the main house by the surviving contestants and was reinstated as an eligible housemate. She subsequently finished in fifth place, with 6.5% of the final vote.
Her life post Big Brother:
Due to her temper tantrums, Nikki was given her own reality show after leaving the house, titled Princess Nikki, which saw her attempting several jobs to see whether she would keep her job for the day or be sacked due to her infamous tantrums. She has also since appeared on Celebrity Scissorhands, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Weakest Link. She was also the 12th most ‘written about’ person of 2006 in the UK, according to a Channel 4 poll.
Nikki came back to Big Brother as a reporter for Big Brother’s Little Brother 8, as part of ‘The B Team’ and additionally appeared in Big Brother 10 (2009) as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations, competing a Silent Disco task against Karly.
She has written a column for OK Hot Stars magazine since 2007 and will be writing her News of the World column from inside the house. She has written a book about her life long struggle with anorexia to help other sufferers, and now regularly DJs in clubs and bars around the UK.