Nikki Grahame’s Big Brother co-stars now – From homelessness to millionaires

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Tributes have flooded in for Big Brother star Nikki Grahame who has tragically died following a battle with anorexia.

Her ex and BB co-star Pete Bennett described her as "one of the best characters that the world's ever seen" while fellow 2006 housemate Glyn Wise said she was a "true icon".

Nikki was loved by viewers and known for her tantrums and diary room outbursts including her famous "who is she?" rant.

She helped make the seventh series of BB one of the best remembers, but what happened to the other housemates?

Here, Daily Star takes a look at what happened to Pete, Glyn and co.

Pete Bennett

Musician Pete – who suffered from Tourette Syndrome and sported dyed hair, makeup and a colourful wardrobe – was crowned the show’s winner and walked away with the £100,000 prize.

But the money didn’t last long.

He later said: “I was 24, I was a raver, it just all went on bailiffs, the tax man, drugs. It was a crazy whirlwind."

Love bloomed with Nikki in the house but the romance only lasted a month after the show finished.

He went on to release an autobiography and became a solo artist, and in 2010 married his pal Gemma Costin, but they split soon after.

In 2015, he appeared on The Jeremy Kyle show and revealed he was homeless after battling an addiction to ketamine.

In 2012 Pete, now 38, launched an acting career, and has a role in Catherine Tate’s Nan the Movie, due to be released last year but on hold due to coronavirus.

He had recently visited Nikki after learning how ill she was, and hoped their “great connection” would help “boost her up and out of the darkness”.

Glyn Wise

The naive swimming pool lifeguard from north Wales was just 18 when he entered the house and learned how to cook an egg and wash his own clothes for the first time.

Finishing runner-up to Pete, he took an unusual route after the show and went into politics, standing as Plaid Cymru’s candidate in Cardiff Central in 2015, but failing to win the seat.

He quit the party and now aged 33, has worked as a teacher, describes himself as a TV personality and recently applied to go on Mastermind with Big Brother and the Gospel of Mark among his specialist subject choices.

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

A late entry into Big Brother, Aisleyne clashed with Nikki telling her “you better know yourself” – although they later became close pals – and finished in third place.

She went on to become a glamour model, appear in a string of reality shows and launch her own fashion range.

Pals with writer Charlie Brooker, Aisleyne appeared in his Screenwipe show and was also friends with Amy Winehouse.

The 42-year-old has dated Jack Whitehall and Mike Tyson and became a millionaire after investing in property.

Imogen Thomas

After leaving the Big Brother house, the former Miss Wales moved into modelling, but is best known for her six-month affair with married footballer Ryan Giggs in 2011.

He unsuccessfully tried to use a gagging order to prevent the fling becoming public knowledge but it then emerged he’d also had a long-running affair with his brother Rhodri’s wife Natasha.

Imogen, now 38, admitted she had been left “stressed” by the experience but now says she wishes him “all the best”.

The brunette went on to launch her own swimwear range Chasing Summer and has two daughters with ex Adam Horsley.

Lea Walker and Richard Newman

Former porn star Lea Walker was known for having Britain’s biggest breasts when she entered the house, and after leaving she landed her own radio show with fellow co-star Richard.

Canadian housemate Richard Newman is now a travel and lifestyle journalist, while Lea wrote a book about suffering Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Pin-up girl Lea has also joined OnlyFans, offering her followers an extra glimpse into her life.

Grace Adams-Short and Mikey Dalton

Grace and Mikey proved you can find true love on a reality show.

They married in 2009 and have three children.

The pair run a dance school together in Liverpool.

Grace previously admitted that she treated her on-camera relationship as a "holiday romance", however it's clear they were meant to be.

Like Aisleyne, Grace has become a millionaire after investing in property in London and Liverpool.

Susie Verrico

Susie, then 43, was a latecomer to the house after winning a “Golden Ticket” competition prize thanks to her millionaire husband Cosmo who bought it for £4,000 on eBay.

She put Nikki up for eviction, sparking the blonde’s wrath.

After getting the boot in eighth place, Susie told host Davina McCall the show was just a stepping stone to becoming a TV presenter.

But fame dried up quickly and she went on to run an online shopping business.

Now 58, she has also ditched her surgically-enhanced 32E bust.

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