Nikki Grahame ‘s former Big Brother co-star Imogen Thomas has paid another heartbreaking tribute to a friend who “made her laugh until the very end”.
The Big Brother favourite passed away last month aged 38 after a long battle with an eating disorder, leaving her friends and family devastated.
Troubled star Nikki was “never alone” as her closest friends took turns to stay with her, Imogen said days after her tragic death.
Now she has told fans more about her friendship with the reality TV star, who starred alongside her in the 2006 series.
Imogen, 38, responded to a question from a fan during a Q&A on Instagram.
She was asked: “Favourite memory of Nikki during BB 2006? You and her got along great from the start'”
The Welsh beauty replied: “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.”
After her friend’s death, Imogen thanked fans for all their messages and admitted she needed time to grieve.
She wrote: “Thank you for all your messages. I need time to grieve over my best friend. We tried everything to beat that soul destroying illness. I’m broken.
“Please hold the ones u love close and tell them you love them. Life is too short.
“There was nothing more we could do to save Nikki… I will take some time out of social media.
“Thank you again for your messages… Nik would be so touched. I’m sorry Nik. I love you.”
It had been reported that Nikki struggled to cope with lockdown, with her mum Sue admitting her daughter suffered from “terminal loneliness”.
Nikki tragically died last month after recently being hospitalised to receive special treatment to beat an eating disorder.
Her pal Leon Dee started a GoFundMe to fund private treatment after Nikki “exhausted every option” on the NHS – raising more than £70,000.
* If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s health, you can contact Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, 365 days a year on 0808 801 0677 or beateatingdisorders.org.uk