Chanelle Hayes apologises for weight loss post after Nikki Grahame death

Chanelle Hayes paid tribute to Nikki Grahame and mentioned she was ‘such a personality’ (Picture: @chanellejhayes, Instagram, Rex)

Chanelle Hayes has apologised for sharing an ‘inappropriate’ weight reduction put up hours after Nikki Grahame died. 

Big Brother star Nikki died on Friday at the age of 38 after battling anorexia. She had entered a facility three weeks before for therapy together with her consuming dysfunction. 

On Saturday, a put up appeared on Chanelle’s Instagram web page concerning weight reduction however she revealed it had been scheduled to publish earlier than she discovered of Nikki’s loss of life and was a case of unlucky timing.

Apologising for the put up, the ex Big Brother star defined: ‘Guys I’ve simply deleted a put up that was pre-planned and scheduled. 

‘I’ve instantly deleted it as a result of I do know the unhappy unhappy information about Nikki and I really feel it was utterly inappropriate, though unintentional.’ 

Chanelle went on to pay tribute to Nikki and mentioned: ‘I met Nikki on a number of events and she or he at all times had me in stitches, such a personality.

‘The information is totally horrid, and I discover it terrifying that anorexia and different consuming problems have such energy over folks.

Chanelle Hayes Instagram post

Chanelle mentioned the load loss put up was ‘unintentional’ (Picture: @chanellejhayes, Instagram)

‘Sending like to all Nikki’s good friend and household at this horrible time.’ 

Nikki’s household and associates introduced her loss of life on Saturday night with an replace on the GoFundMe web page which was used to lift cash for her clinic therapy. 

‘It breaks our hearts to know that somebody who’s so treasured was taken from us at such a younger age. Nikki not solely touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, but in addition her family and friends who will miss her immensely,’ they mentioned. 

‘We wish to request privateness at this troublesome time, whereas Nikki’s family and friends course of the unhappy information.

Nikki had battled anorexia (Picture: PA)

‘Full particulars will likely be launched as and once we know them.All donations have been vastly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everybody together with Nikki to see how a lot she was liked.’ 

More than £65,000 was raised in the direction of Nikki’s therapy final month and the household are working with GoFundMe to now allocate the cash to an consuming dysfunction charity, whereas additionally providing refunds to those that want to request one. 

Tributes have poured in for Nikki with Davina McCall tweeting: ‘I’m so desperately unhappy to listen to about Nikki Graham x my ideas are together with her family and friends xx she actually was the funniest , most bubbly sweetest woman x.’ 

Rylan Clark-Neal mentioned: ‘Thinking of Susan and Nikki’s shut family and friends. A Big Brother Icon x.’

Nikki’s former Big Brother housemate and ex-boyfriend Pete Bennett additionally paid tribute and mentioned he was glad she ‘isn’t struggling anymore’. 


If you think you, a member of the family or good friend has an consuming dysfunction, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or at [email protected], for data and recommendation on the easiest way to get applicable therapy

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