Big Brother’s Imogen Thomas reveals ‘close’ friendship with Nikki Grahame after pair reunite 14 years after show
Big Brother star Imogen Thomas has opened up about her close bond with her former housemate Nikki Grahame.
The 37 year old Welsh stunner and Big Brother icon Nikki, 38, sent fans wild as they were snapped enjoying a reunion last week, 14 years after they stepped into the house in 2006.
And Imogen has now opened up on her friendship with “who is she” catchphrase star Nikki, insisting they are “besties” and have regularly met up for many years.
Imogen, who is taking part in a live cook-a-long with Cookalong.TV to raise funds for Action For Children, exclusively told OK! online: “I see Nikki a lot. I see her at least three times as week. We actually holiday together as well. So, for me it wasn’t a big reunion we were just going out for a couple of drinks we knew there were some places open near ours.
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“It’s always nice and she was such big character on the show, she’s always a laugh – whenever we go out it’s just a laugh so, it was a nice day.”
When asked if Nikki was her best friend from her Big Brother experience, Nikki revealed: “Yeah, absolutely, yeah she is.”
Imogen, who is mum to two daughters Ariana, seven, and Siera, four, explained how she and Nikki initially lost touch after leaving the Big Brother house.
She said: “It was funny actually because Nikki and I didn’t actually speak for a while after BB I think it was just because we were all caught up in our own little lives, there was so much going on and we had massive fame back then, so there was a lot going on.
“And then, we got back in touch about… Well I think it was Ariana was a baby or maybe little bit after that.
“But, it has been lovely ever since we’ve become besties again which is nice.”
Looking back on her time in the house with Nikki, which was recently revisited with E4’s hit show Big Brother’s Best Shows Ever, model Imogen explained: “It’s nice to have bestie in the gaff because you really experience an amazing opportunity.”
After getting nostalgic while watching the E4 show, she admitted she would be keen to see Big Brother come back.
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When asked if she thinks the show should make a return, Imogen said: “100 per cent it would be lovely to have it back on telly, but you know there was such an innocent… basically when you go on a show like that years ago, nobody ever knew what they were gonna get out of it.
“But, now people know people know you’re gonna get the fame and stuff and I don’t know if it’s gonna be the same.
“It’d be lovely to have it back on telly and to see whether they can create amazing housemates again.”
Looking back on her surprising experience with the reality show and the fame that followed she said: “Back then, we never knew what we were gonna get out of it, it was basically like: ‘Oh my God, if we come out of this with a little bit of money, just enough to get us by, then we’ll be happy,’ but now people go on there and think they’re gonna get instant fame.“
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