The life of late reality star Nikki Grahame will be honoured in a new documentary.

Nikki Grahame

Nikki Grahame

The former 'Big Brother' star tragically died in April at the age of just 38, following a long battle with anorexia, and Channel 4 are to celebrate her life with a 60-minute film that look at archive and home movies, and it will feature interviews with her friends and family, including her mum Sue.

She said: "Nikki was so much more than a reality TV contestant and I am looking forward to celebrating her short life in this documentary.

"It will be tough, but Nikki was one special girl - kind and smart with the biggest heart - and I know [director] Jane [Preston] and Angel Eye [Media] will do her proud."

Executive producer Ollie Durrant added: "We are honoured to be making this important film with Nikki’s family and friends.

"She was an amazingly kind, caring person who despite her own struggles, worked tirelessly to raise awareness of anorexia and the exponential rise of mental health issues in society today.

"We hope this film is a fitting tribute to her legacy."

Nikki was an extra on BBC One soap ‘EastEnders’ and appeared in Sky One show ‘Dream Team’ before finding fame on ‘Big Brother’.

Following Nikki’s death earlier this year, former ‘Big Brother’ host Davina McCall was one of many who paid tribute to her.

She wrote on Twitter: "I am so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame x my thoughts are with her friends and family xx she really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl x. (sic)"

Fellow 'Big Brother' contestant and Nikki's ex-boyfriend Pete Bennett also paid his own heartfelt tribute.

He said: "She was so funny, dramatic, kind, sweet and princess-like.

"She had on bunny ears when she arrived, and she was like no one I had ever met before.

"She was such a character. BB7 (Big Brother 7) was one of the biggest shows they had ever had, and I know most of it was down to Nikki."

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