Nikki Grahame cuddles Big Brother ex Pete Bennett in sweet snap just weeks ...

Nikki Grahame cuddled up to her Big Brother ex Pete Bennett in an Instagram snap, after he visited her just weeks before her death from anorexia aged 38.

The star, who alongside Pete rose to fame on the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning - just one month after her friends started a GoFundMe page for anorexia treatment. 

It comes after Nikki admitted months previously that she was struggling to 'deal' with another coronavirus lockdown in what was to be her final social media post. 

Still cuddling to this day': Nikki Grahame cuddled up to her Big Brother ex Pete Bennett in an Instagram snap, after he visited her just weeks before her death from anorexia aged 38

Still cuddling to this day': Nikki Grahame cuddled up to her Big Brother ex Pete Bennett in an Instagram snap, after he visited her just weeks before her death from anorexia aged 38

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In the weeks before her tragic death, Nikki's former boyfriend Pete, 39, who she met in the Big Brotherhouse, visited the star amid her tough anorexia battle.

The pair, who've maintained a friendship since their split, were seen sweetly cuddling in the snap, with Nikki leaning towards Peter as they wrapped their arms around each other. 

Captioning the image shared on his Instgarm Page, Pete wrote: 'Pete and Nikki March 2021 ♡ visiting my nikki and still cuddling to this day :).

'Remember the fundraiser to help get her into a specialist anorexia clinic is in my bio! #savenikkig.'

Final post: It comes after Nikki admitted months previously that she was struggling to 'deal' with another coronavirus lockdown in what was to be her final social media post

Final post: It comes after Nikki admitted months previously that she was struggling to 'deal' with another coronavirus lockdown in what was to be her final social media post

The pair fell for each other in the house and enjoyed a brief romance after leaving the show. 

Big Brother winner Pete called off their romance after just a month, but the pair remained friends.

In June last year, Nikki opened up about her relationship with Pete, noting that she 'loved him' at the time but it was 'never meant to be'. 

Rest in peace: Nikki, who rose to fame on the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning - just one month after her friends started a GoFundMe page for anorexia treatment (pictured in 2006)

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Rest in peace: Nikki, who rose to fame on the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning - just one month after her friends started a GoFundMe page for anorexia treatment (pictured in 2006)

She said: 'I hated it when I realised I was falling in love with Pete Bennett.

'It was never meant to be. But I loved him at the time. Truly, it was special.' 

Meanwhile, the TV personality complained about the UK entering another national lockdown back in November, as she told her followers that she 'seriously can't deal' with it.

Alongside a video montage of some of her infamous tantrums in the Big Brother house, she wrote: 'My reaction to the second national lockdown announcement.'

Still close: In the weeks before her tragic death, Nikki's former boyfriend Pete, 39, who she met in the Big Brother house, visited the star amid her tough anorexia battle

Still close: In the weeks before her tragic death, Nikki's former boyfriend Pete, 39, who she met in the Big Brother house, visited the star amid her tough anorexia battle

Happy times: The pair fell for each other in the house and enjoyed a brief romance after leaving the show (pictured in the BB house in 2006)

Happy times: The pair fell for each other in the house and enjoyed a brief romance after leaving the show (pictured in the BB house in 2006)

Pals: Big Brother winner Pete called off their romance after just a month, but the pair remained friends (pictured in 2006)

Pals: Big Brother winner Pete called off their romance after just a month, but the pair remained friends (pictured in 2006)

In her caption, she added: 'Not this again....seriously can’t deal #lockdown #f**kcovid19 #fml.' 

Just two weeks ago Nikki's mother claimed her daughter's 30-year battle with anorexia nervosa worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview on This Morning, Susan Grahame, 66, revealed the Big Brother icon struggled with the isolation periods and gym closures brought by the nationwide lockdowns, admitting: 'COVID-19 really put the cap on it.'

Struggles: Meanwhile, the TV personality complained about the UK entering another national lockdown back in November, as she told her followers that she 'seriously can't deal' with it

Struggles: Meanwhile, the TV personality complained about the UK entering another national lockdown back in November, as she told her followers that she 'seriously can't deal' with it

Not happy: Alongside a video montage of some of her infamous tantrums in the Big Brother house, she wrote: 'My reaction to the second national lockdown announcement'

Not happy: Alongside a video montage of some of her infamous tantrums in the Big Brother house, she wrote: 'My reaction to the second national lockdown announcement'

On how her daughter took a turn for the worse amid the global crisis, Susan told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: 'I think last year really put the cap on it with Covid. 

'It sounds crazy but even stuff like gyms closing, which is quite important

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