Glyn Wise says 'Big Brother' housemate Nikki Grahame is 'looking down on us and smiling'

Glyn Wise was on 'Big Brother' in 2006. (Ferdaus Shamim/FilmMagic)
Glyn Wise was on 'Big Brother' in 2006. (Ferdaus Shamim/FilmMagic)

Big Brother star-turned-priest Glyn Wise has said he believes his late housemate Nikki Grahame is “looking down on us and smiling”.

The pair were both contestants on the 2006 series of the reality show.

Wise said he smiles whenever he thinks of Grahame, who died in April 2021 at the age of 38 following a long battle with anorexia.

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Speaking on This Morning, he said: “Do you know what, we did a Requiem service for Nikki, and I know she’s passed away but every time I think of her I smile, I laugh.

LONDON - AUGUST 18:  Big Brother house members (L-R) Glyn Wise, Ashleen Horgan Wallace, Lea Walker, Richard Newman and Nikki Grahame celebrate Pete winning Big Brother during the final of Big Brother Seven on August 18, 2006 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Glyn Wise and Nikki Grahame were on the show together. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“She was such a great energy.”

Wise also shared that he reached out to Grahame’s mum after her death.

“I sent a message to her mother just because I know her mother is a woman of faith as well, so that kind of helped her through,” he said.

"But I know Nikki will be looking down on us and smiling and laughing now."

Watch: Glyn talks on This Morning about his faith

Wise, who was just 18 when he went on the reality show, is currently training to become a priest.

He told This Morning hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary that he’d always had faith and actually prayed to be picked for Big Brother.

"I grew up in a religious family, got baptised and went to Sunday school as a kid," he said.

“I prayed my way into Big Brother.

"I was asking God, 'Can you please just get me into the Big Brother house?' I also went on holiday to Ireland and I kissed the Blarney Stone as well, and asked, ‘Can I go into Big Brother please?'"

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Wise said getting onto the reality show was a dream of his because he wanted something to “completely change my life”.

“And it did, Big Brother did that,” he added.

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