Big Brother star Nikki Grahame’s mum wants diet apps banned
The mother of Big Brother alum Nikki Grahame has called for dieting apps to be scrapped after her daughter died from an eating disorder.
The grieving parent has joined campaigners who want to ban ‘sick’ fasting mobile apps which promote starvation in order to lose weight.
Free to download, he and many others are concerned that impressionable young people are getting too much access to these “incredibly dangerous” platforms.
Nikki died in 2021 aged 38 after a lifelong battle with anorexia, and Sue Grahame has since urged that these types of apps should be “scrapped”.
The mother shared: “It’s horrifying that these apps even exist. If people need to lose weight, they should see a registered dietitian through their GP.
“I paid the price for my daughter’s life by being so heavily involved in the idea of losing weight, so any app that promotes calorie counting and fasting feels wrong.”
Sue’s comments came after she opened up about her daughter’s struggles while making the Channel 4 documentary Nikki Grahame Who? which was published last year.
She recalled the tragic moment her child’s lifeless body was taken from her in a body bag and explained how she felt at that moment.
“When they were watching my little girl being put in a bag and taken down the elevator, I asked them, ‘Can you tell me which end her head is?’ and they said, ‘Yeah, up here,'” the mother recalled.
He continued: “I was just caressing from the outside.” They took him away and I never saw him again.
“Part of me died.” I miss you more than I can say.
In the same film, Sue admitted that Nikki was afraid of the pandemic and how it would affect her food struggles as the country went into lockdown.
She said her daughter called her saying, “Mom, I don’t know how I’m going to get through this.”
Nikki appeared in the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006, and despite finishing in fifth place, she became one of the most recognizable contestants on the much-loved show.
If you suspect you, a family member or friend may have an eating disorder, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or [email protected] for information and advice on the best way to get appropriate treatment.
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