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Rylan Clark-Neal shares a desperate appeal to get Nikki Grahame anorexia treatment

‘This is our last hope’: Rylan Clark-Neal shares a desperate appeal to help Big Brother’s Nikki Grahame get anorexia treatment as pals fear her condition has worsened

  •  The TV presenter, 32, called attention to a GoFundMe page created to help Nikki Grahame receive specialist treatment for anorexia nervosa
  • Nikki, 38, appeared on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006 
  • She developed an eating disorder as a child
  • Her two friends set up the fundraiser as they said she is in a very ‘bad way’ and it is the ‘only option left’ 
  • For help and support with eating disorders contact SEED on (01482) 718130 or visit www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk  

Rylan Clark-Neal appealed to his followers on Friday to help former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame, 38, after her battle with anorexia has left her in a very ‘bad way’.  

The TV presenter, 32, called attention to a GoFundMe page – set up by Nikki’s two friends – to raise money for her to have specialist treatment as they said it is the ‘only option left’.

Rylan, who won Celebrity Big Brother 11, said on Twitter: ‘This is v hard to read but sharing with permission. If some of the family could help in any way I know it would be greatly appreciated. Sending love x.’ (sic)

Help needed: Rylan Clark-Neal appealed to his followers on Friday to help former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame, 38, after her battle with anorexia has left her in a very ‘bad way’

The original GoFundMe post read: ‘We have set up this page for our very close and dear friend Nikki. As some of you may know, Nikki is battling Anorexia. 

‘She has been battling for most of her life and as you can see, Nikki is now in a very bad way so we need to do something quickly.

‘Over the past years Nikkis family and friends have tried so desperately to get Nikki all the help possible through the NHS but unfortunately the treatments have failed and we have exhausted every avenue possible, and now Nik is unfortunately in a very bad way, this is now our last hope.

‘This is why we feel that getting her treatment in a specialist clinic is the only option left for her.’

Hope: The presenter, 32, called attention to a GoFundMe page - set up by Nikki's two friends - to raise money for her to have specialist treatment as they said it's the 'only option left'

Hope: The presenter, 32, called attention to a GoFundMe page – set up by Nikki’s two friends – to raise money for her to have specialist treatment as they said it’s the ‘only option left’

They continued: ‘We are praying this gives her the chance of kicking this illness to the curb once and for all.

‘At the moment, Nikki constantly feels weak and is struggling on a day to day basis. She feels trapped and really wants to get better but feels like it’s impossible. It’s heart-breaking and we desperately just want a healthy and well Nikki back with us. She has no energy and is taking each day as it comes.

‘Mental health, as so many of you know, is debilitating in many ways. We want to help save our friend from letting this Illness beat her. If you are able to donate anything then we would be extremely grateful.’

Nikki appeared on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006 and she developed an eating disorder as a child. 

Plea: Rylan, who won Celebrity Big Brother 11, said on Twitter: 'This is v hard to read but sharing with permission. If some of the family could help in any way I know it would be greatly appreciated. Sending love x' (sic)

Plea: Rylan, who won Celebrity Big Brother 11, said on Twitter: ‘This is v hard to read but sharing with permission. If some of the family could help in any way I know it would be greatly appreciated. Sending love x’ (sic)

The GoFundMe page went on to explain why they decided to upload a harrowing picture of Nikki, revealing her current condition and figure. 

They added: ‘Nikki has given permission for the creation of this page and is supporting it in the hope it enables her to access the special care and treatment she desperately needs. 

‘We know the photos may be distressing but we felt it was important to show the severity of where Nikki is currently at. 

‘The basic treatment Nikki has been receiving from the NHS is simply just not working for her so her only option now is to seek expensive intensive treatment at The Priory or a similar alternative facility alongside meticulous private therapy. 

‘The above treatment and facility costs 25 thousand pounds per month and we believe this is her only option to provide the care and life saving treatment she needs.’ (sic)

They also revealed their plans to walk the bridges of London as soon as coronavirus restrictions are lifted, in hopes of raising more money. 

They said they would keep contributors updated on Nikki’s progress. MailOnline have contacted the former Big Brother star’s reps for clarity regarding her wellbeing. 

As of Friday evening, the GoFundMe page has raised over £13,000 .

For help and support with eating disorders contact SEED on (01482) 718130 or visit www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk 

History: Nikki appeared on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006 and she developed an eating disorder as a child

History: Nikki appeared on the seventh series of Big Brother UK in 2006 and she developed an eating disorder as a child

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