Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett reunite 10 YEARS after Big Brother on Loose Women

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Big Brother stars Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett reunited ten years after falling for each other in the house.

That's right. TEN YEARS AGO. Anyone else feeling mega old, right now?!

Cast your minds back to 2006 and when Big Brother was still on Channel 4, and you'll remember seeing Nikki and Pete for the first time on your screens. They struck up a romance in the house and ten years down the line, Nikki has gushed: "I will always be fond of Pete."

Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett on Loose Women, ITV
20 October


Nikki and Pete reunited during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women to commemorate a decade since they first met. For the reality stars, a lot has changed since they left the Big Brother house, and while they may not be dating anymore, they are still very friendly.

Joining Nikki on the panel, Pete wasted no time in giving his former housemate a hug. Although, he did joke they are no longer in as much contact as they used to be.

He said: "We see each other a lot. We used to see each other a lot and then she got all famous... Where's my phone call?"

The duo had last seen each other in the Big Brother house, when they returned to the show for its 'Time Bomb' series. Pete pointed out that when he had entered the house Nikki hadn't spoken to him, but she insisted that was because she wasn't allowed to by Big Brother. If the housemates had interacted with any of the guests, they would have failed the shopping task.

Reflecting on her experiences of Big Brother, Nikki said: "I've just been blessed to have been able to be in Big Brother in the first place, I was such a fan of the show and I always have been."

Pete, meanwhile, credited the show for giving him the platform to raise the profile of Tourettes. He suffers from Tourettes himself and said that as he's got older, his condition has calmed considerably. Pete teased: "What Tourettes? My Tourettes?" Before adding: "It has calmed down so much in ten years. I'm literally a new man. I can do live TV. I could never have done this ten years ago."

Nikki Grahame and Pete Bennett on Big Brother in 2015

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While Pete and Nikki being reunited again on our screens gave us all the nostalgic feels of (what some might say was) BB's heyday, Nikki and Pete's reunion seemed to divide those on Twitter.

Some viewers were excited to see the ex-couple again, but others were unsure why they had been on Loose Women.

One user commented: "I can't get over how cute Nikki and Pete are. #LooseWomen," another claimed: "This is the oddest #LooseWomen ever - still not sure why Nikki and Pete are on #awkward."

Another, like us, said: "How has it been 10 years since the glory days of Nikki and Pete on Big Brother??? I feel so old."

Time flies, eh!

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