Former Big Brother star, Nikki Grahame, has died at the age of 38.
The TV personality had checked into a private hospital last month with an eating disorder.
In a statement to the BBC, Miss Grahame’s manager confirmed “with immeasurable sadness” that she died on Friday morning.
“Please respect the privacy of Nikki’s friends and family at this tragic and difficult time,” he added.
Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall led the tributes, tweeting: “I am so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame. My thoughts are with her friends and family xx she really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl.”
Miss Grahame, originally from Northwood in north-west London, took part in the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006.
She became known for her tantrums, particularly in the Diary Room.
Nikki Grahame was a much loved housemate and a huge part of the Big Brother family. We are shocked and saddened by this awful news and our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/31wojcWI6F
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) April 10, 2021