Nick has told Victor that his appearance on Ultimate Big
Brother will give him closure.
During a late-night chat tonight, Vic brought-up the moniker
that the tabloid newspapers gave his pal back in the year
2000: 'Nasty' Nick. This was in light of the fact that a devious
Nick tried to win the game by cheating, and was confronted
by Darren Ramsay and eventual series winner Craig Phillips
The then 32-year-old was duly ejected from the House for
manipulating nominations, and went home with his tail between
his legs having been captured on tape crying. His behaviour
saw him labelled as a 'baddie' from that point onwards, even
though in hindsight, Nick's attempt at game-playing was rather
In the prevailing years Nick has been quite critical of the
show, despite having boasted that it helped him buy property.
Indeed, the former stockbroker earned plenty of money from
having his BB1 story serialised by a newspaper, subsequently
publishing a book about being a b*stard, appearing in panto
and fronting his own TV show.
However, that didn't stop him saying of the show recently:
"Big Brother has debased our culture, created melodrama
out of human frailty and disability, and encouraged the worst
excesses of misbehaviour".
The former stockbroker told Victor tonight that his Big Brother
1 experience has been both a help and a hindrance, and stated
that the biggest problem is that people generally think of
Big Brother contestants as idiots.
Nick was therefore reluctant to take part in Ultimate Big
Brother, and very nearly snubbed the invitation. However,
the 42-year-old had a change of heart at the last minute,
and agreed to enter the Big Brother House one more time last
week, admitting to Vic tonight that it was cool to be asked
He also suggested that Ultimate Big Brother has been cathartic
for him, telling Vic: "I've never done a proper interview
about the last 10 years... I think doing an autobiography
is dull and is self-appreciating, but it's fairly interesting
to go from a 9-to-5 job, getting on the tube, doing this show
(BB1), and this is the final show".
"It's quit a closure," concluded the man who, it
would seem, isn't particularly nasty after all.