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Nadia Essex has spoken out on Big Brother star Nikki Grahame 's anorexia battle.
The 39 year old, who recently addressed a live video after concerned fans thought she had a "seizure", took to her Instagram stories to beg fans for help to save her friend's life.
Speaking with a filter on her face, she said: "Guys major trigger warning coming up for eating disorders. I'm going to post a Go Fund Me page for my wonderful friend Nikki Grahame. She is gorgeous and lovely and really really needs your help.
"Please, show her love, show her support. Let's get her the treatment that she needs, because this is quite shocking and we need to save her life. Thank you."
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The Go Fund Me page, which was set up by 38 year old Nikki's friends Carly Cunningham and Leon Dee with her permission, shows two shocking photos of the TV personality standing in a bikini while her face has been blurred out.
Titled "Please help our friend beat anorexia", the description explains how the model is in a "very bad" way and has been battling anorexia for "most of her life".
It states that Nikki, who reunited with Imogen Thomas 14 years after appearing on Big Brother, has had all the help she could get from the NHS, but treatments have failed and adds: "This is why we feel that getting her treatment in a specialist clinic is the only option left for her."
It continues: "At the moment, Nikki constantly feels weak and is struggling on a day to day basis. She feels trapped and really wants to get better but feels like it’s impossible. It’s heart-breaking and we desperately just want a healthy and well Nikki back with us. She has no energy and is taking each day as it comes.
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"We know the photos may be distressing but we felt it was important to show the severity of where Nikki is currently at."
Carly and Leon then explain that they're looking to get Nikki treatment at The Priory "or a similar alternative facility alongside meticulous private therapy". The pair say that the places they're looking at cost £25,000 per month.
They end the plea by adding: "Nikki made millions of us laugh during her happier days, now all we want is to see our Nik’s smile again."
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Nikki's representative confirmed the news to OK! Online, explaining: "It is with sadness that we can confirm Nikki’s battle with anorexia has worsened in recent months and those closest to her are doing everything they can to assist with her recuperation, most notably in the form of a Go Fund Me page.
"We are confident Nikki will be able to make a full recovery and she would personally like to thank everyone for their kind words, wishes and donations today and beyond."
After seeing the heartbreaking page, Rylan Clark-Neal, 32, shared it with his Twitter followers, which he captioned: "This is v hard to read but sharing with permission. If some of the family could help in any way I know it would be greatly appreciated. Sending love x". [sic]
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Fans were quick to comment as one person wrote: "This actually brought tears to my eyes I knew Nikki had suffered with anorexia in the past but I had no idea she was still suffering and it got this bad please god she has got people around her trying to help," [sic] followed by a broken heart emoji.
Another said: "I’m deeply saddened by this… I truly hope such a beautiful person can find the help and happiness she deserves." alongside a tulip emoji.
While a third addressed Nikki directly: "If you're reading this Nikki you are so loved by so many thousands and thousands of people who are sending you love and good wishes right now xxx".
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