Pete Bennett has paid a psychological homage to fellow Big Brother star Nikki Grahame after the 38-year-old passed away complying with a life-long battle with anorexia nervosa.

In an article on Instagram, Bennett gave thanks to those that contributed to a fundraising event to help Grahame receive therapy as well as said: “We have shed a family member.”

The 2007 collection victor included: “I thought to myself, yeah, we can save her … yet we did not.”.

Read more: Stars commemorate Nikki Grahame, who passes away at age 38.

Bennett claimed: “We enjoy you, Nikki. You were a true victor. You were terrific.”.

He shared a current image of himself with Grahame as he campaigned to raise money for her admission to a private medical facility.

Captioning the wonderful image, also posted to Instagram, he composed: “Pete as well as Nikki March 2021. Visiting my Nikki and still cuddling to today. Bear in mind the charity event to assist obtain her into a specialist anorexia facility is in my biography!”.

Love progressed in between the pair when they fulfilled on the hit reveal more than a decade earlier– and, despite splitting two months after leaving the program, they continued to be friends.

Bennett, now 39, wrote: “Even with our ups as well as downs, we have remained close via the years.”.

Grahame was admitted to a private centre last month after a GoFundMe web page, released by friends and family, elevated more than ₤ 65,500.

Nonetheless, a blog post on the web page this weekend confirmed that she had died in the early hours of Friday morning.

The declaration reviewed: “It damages our hearts to understand that someone so valuable was extracted from us at such a young age.

” Nikki not only touched the lives of numerous people, however additionally her friends and family who will certainly miss her tremendously.”.

Last month, her mother, Susan Grahame, informed Today that her daughter struggled with an eating disorder because of eight.

She said: “I talked to Nikki today, and also she claimed, ‘Mum, please stress how overwhelmed I am at individuals’ kindness towards me.’.

“‘ I simply don’t get it. However I am so grateful,’ as well as she stated, ‘Also inform everyone that I’m most likely to try my level best this moment to beat this. I want to get my life back.'”.

Given that Big Brother appeared, Grahame starred in her fact series, Princess Nikki, and wrote two publications Dying To Be Thin and Fragile.