Nikki Grahame smiling and her mum looking sad

Nikki Grahame’s mum Sue details heartbreaking daily ritual that brings her closer to her daughter

Nikki died a year ago this week

Nikki Grahame: Who Is She airs on Channel 4 tomorrow night (April 7), and fans will be heartbroken as her beloved mum Sue details her grief for her daughter.

The Big Brother icon died last April at the age of just 38.

Nikki had suffered from anorexia for most of her life, having battled the eating disorder since she was aged just eight.

Nikki Grahame's mum sitting on a sofa looking sad
Nikki’s mum Sue Grahame often sleeps at her daughter’s flat (Credit: Channel 4)

What is Nikki Grahame: Who Is She about?

The new documentary airs on Channel 4 tomorrow night and features Nikki’s mum Sue, friends and famous faces including Dermot O’Leary and Vanessa Feltz.

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It looks at Nikki’s life, her illness, her rise to fame and, of course, her tragic and untimely death.

In the documentary, Nikki’s mum shows viewers around her late daughter’s flat.

And it’s there that she makes the most heartbreaking of confessions.

Nikki Grahame's famous who is she moment
Nikki’s infamous “who is she” rant in the Big Brother Diary Room (Credit: Channel 4)

‘It brings me a little bit closer to Nikki’

Sue invited the cameras into Nikki’s home, where she died on April 9 last year.

“I’m here today at Nikki’s flat. I’ve been doing lots of sorting out. It’s really difficult to do, it’s tough, but I’ve got to do it,” Sue explained.

“I want to show you the dress that Nikki wore to the National TV Awards,” she said, before pulling the dress out of Nikki’s full wardrobe.

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She wore the dress in 2006, when she won the NTA for Most Popular TV Contender.

When I come here and stay at her flat I sleep here, on this bit in her bed, cuddling Pingu, who actually she was cuddling when she died.

“I love this dress so much. It is beautiful. It’s stained but then that’s Nikki. It wouldn’t be Nikki’s dress if it didn’t have stains on it,” Sue admitted.

It’s then that she makes the heartbreaking confession.

“When I come here and stay at her flat I sleep here, on this bit in her bed, cuddling Pingu, who actually she was cuddling when she died,” Sue said, picking up a penguin stuffed toy.

“I cuddle him every night now because it brings me a little bit closer to Nikki.”

Hanging up the dress beside the bed, Sue continued: “And I hang this here, so that I go to sleep and have one last look at it and when I wake up there it is.

“It is so special to me.”

Nikki Grahame at the NTAs on stage with Davina McCall
The dress Nikki wore to the 2006 NTAs is one of her mum’s most prized possessions (Credit: Ray Tang/Shutterstock)

How did Nikki Grahame die?

Nikki died in her sleep, hours after speaking to her devoted mum Sue on the phone.

The reality TV sweetheart was released from hospital the day before her death.

Sue said that she had been the last person to speak to Nikki before her death.

Nikki died as a result of her anorexia.

The documentary tomorrow night reveals her BMI was just 9 when she died.

Nikki Grahame: Who Is She airs tomorrow night (April 7) on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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