Chanelle Hayes apologises for ‘totally inappropriate’ weight loss post shared after the death of Nikki Grahame

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Chanelle Hayes has apologised for a “totally inappropriate” pre-scheduled Instagram post in the wake of the death of fellow Big Brother star Nikki Grahame.

Nikki has sadly passed away at the age of 38 after receiving treatment for a battle with anorexia.

Chanelle, 33, has now taken to social media to address a post discussing her recent seven stone weight loss, saying she quickly deleted it.

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She wrote: "Guys I have just deleted a post that was pre-planned and scheduled.

"I have immediately deleted it because I know the sad sad news about Nikki and I feel it was completely inappropriate, even though unintentional."

Chanelle, who appeared on Big Brother in 2007, also shared a tribute to much-loved TV star Nikki.

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The mum-of-two added: "I met Nikki on several occasions and she always had me in stitches, such a character.

"The news is utterly horrid, and I find it terrifying that anorexia and other eating disorders have such power over people."

She continued: "Sending love to all Nikki's friend and family at this horrible time."

Nikki passed away at the age of 38 after a devastating battle with anorexia.

A post shared on a Go Fund Me page set up to raise funds for Nikki to receive private treatment shared the heartbreaking news of her death on Saturday.

It read: "It is with great sadness, we have to let you know that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April.

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"It breaks our hearts to know that someone who is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, but also her friends and family who will miss her immensely.

"We would like to request privacy at this difficult time, while Nikki's friends and family process the sad news.

"Full details will be released as and when we know them."

For help and support with eating disorders contact SEED on (01482) 718130 or visit

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