Imogen Thomas has said that her late friend
On Friday the model, 38, – who met the reality icon on Big Brother in 2006 – reflected on their best memories together after her death last month following a battle with anorexia.
Taking to her Instagram Story Imogen said that the pair ‘got along amazingly’ and always ‘had each other’s backs’ before adding that she ‘misses her so much’.
Missing her: Imogen Thomas has said that her late friend Nikki Grahame ‘made her laugh even till the end’ and that ‘not a day goes by that she doesn’t think about her’ in a new post
Her words came in response to a question from a fan during a Q&A which read: ‘Favourite memory of Nikki during BB 2006? You and her got along great from the start’.
Imogen replied saying: ‘Omg I have so many. But during the house time she was the star. We got along amazing we both had each other’s backs. Loves all her one liners she always made me laugh even til the end.
‘God I miss her so much. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. Miss our daily chats. But I take comfort in knowing she’s at peace now prob with an espresso martini in hand. RIP my beautiful girl.’
Close: On Friday the model, 38, – who met the reality icon on Big Brother in 2006 (pictured) – reflected on their best memories together after her death last month following a battle with anorexia
Nikki’s body was discovered on April 10 in her
Imogen’s new post comes after last month she paid tribute to the tragic star on what would have been her 39th birthday.
Imogen shared a montage of poignant photos of the pair, writing: ‘Happy birthday my angel.
‘I hope you’re having a ball sipping espresso martinis singing and dancing to eastside.
Sad: Taking to her Instagram Story Imogen said that the pair ‘got along amazingly’ and always ‘had each other’s backs’ before adding that she ‘misses her so much’ (pictured together)
‘I feel blessed to have had you as a friend and I will cherish our memories. Thank you May your spirit shine forever. Miss you and love u always Nik’.
Nikki shot to fame on the 2006 series of Big Brother and gained an army of fans with her iconic phrase ‘who is she?’.
She was pictured with Big Brother winner Pete Bennett in one of her final images, as she cuddled up to her ex-boyfriend in the poignant snap.
Nikki had struggled with anorexia for much of her life and was first admitted to a psychiatric hospital at age 12.
Icon: Nikki shot to fame on the 2006 series of Big Brother and gained an army of fans with her iconic phrase ‘who is she?’ (pictured with Imogen)
Earlier this month, Nikki’s friends reactivated her fundraiser to help her heartbroken family pay for her funeral and help others with eating disorders.
The fundraiser was initially set up a month ago by Nikki’s friends and raised £65,000 for the Big Brother star to have specialist treatment for her eating disorder.
Health chiefs recently launched an investigation into Nikki’s death, after claims by her family that she was released too early from hospital, having weighed just five stone when she died.
And sources close to Nikki later claimed the star would ‘still be alive today if she wasn’t discharged too soon’.
Upset: Imogen’s new post comes after last month she paid tribute to the tragic star on what would have been her 39th birthday
Now Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust, the trust which runs the hospital where the star had received treatment prior to her death, have launched a review into the case, according to
A spokesperson for the hospital told the paper: ‘Staff at the Trust were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Miss Grahame, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Miss Grahame at this very difficult time.
‘A full internal investigation into the circumstances of Miss Grahame’s death is currently underway. This is in line with standard procedures following any sudden death.’
A Big Brother icon: Nikki Grahame’s best bits on the hit reality show
Get her some BOTTLED water!
Early on into her stay in the Big Brother house, Nikki was suffering from a migraine and only bottled water would help make it budge.
She said: ‘I need water, I’m not drinking that tap stuff, it’s absolutely disgusting, I actually haven’t got energy to talk to you I feel so dehydrated.’
Despite being reassured the water had been filtered twice in the house, Nikki was still not having any of it and burst into tears.
She said: ‘I’m not enjoying it, I’m not. I hate it, I f*****g hate it!’
Memorable: Nikki was accompanied by housemate Dawn Blake to the diary room when she launched into a meltdown over bottled water
The stolen bed
A tipsy Nikki also ensured to command attention after repeating ‘that’s my bed’ several times when she found another contestant in her bed.
Sitting in the infamous gold chair she told BB: ‘Someones stolen Nikki’s bed, it’s my bed I don’t like it and I just don’t like it’
During the rant, Nikki was dressed in suspenders following a challenge the housemates were set.
Air con woes
The star always seemed to be cold in the Big Brother house and arguing with others over the temperature setting on the air con.
After wrapping up as well as she could, Nikki asked BB: ‘How are we supposed to get out of bed in the morning with the f*****g air con?
‘It’s a blizzard, I’m going to catch a cold’
Made the show: The star would often throw her arms around while reclining in the gold diary room chair and making her epic rants
Nikki was left very unimpressed after housemate Richard Newman finished off the cornflakes – and told her there was porridge oats she could have instead.
She explained: ‘He’s had four bowls of Cornflakes yesterday! Four! And they’re not just normal bowls, they’re f*****g mountains of Cornflakes!
‘Like a mountain, and a whole bag of sugar. We’re going to run out of sugar.’
Who is SHE?
Perhaps Nikki’s most iconic moment came after housemate Susie Verrico put her up for eviction and the star stormed into the diary room.
Arriving in her bikini, Nikki fumed about Susie decision despite ‘not even knowing her’, telling BB that she was feeling ‘very venomous and angry’.
Nikki’s next line cemented her in reality show history – and provided plenty of memes in years to come – as she said: ‘Who is she? Who is she? Who is she? Where did you find her?
And Nikki ended the rant with: ‘I can feel the venom pouring out of me as I breathe. I hate her, I tell you now. I’m going to find it very difficult to be pleasant to it. I don’t even want to look at it.’
Iconic: Perhaps Nikki’s most memorable moment came when she declared: ‘Who is she? Who is she? Who is she? Where did you find her?’