Nikki Grahame was forced to apologise after she revealed the final Big Brother winner, before it was announced to the public.
Cameron Cole was crowned the final winner of the long-running reality show last night, but his victory seemed to be slightly spoiled after Nikki announced the news before anyone else.
The legendary Big Brother contestant shared a congratulations tweet to Cameron, fifteen minutes before he was revealed as the winner and was later forced to apologise for the blunder.
— Nikki Grahame (@NikkiGrahame) November 5, 2018
“Cameron you smashed it!!! F***ing massive congratulations you legend
#Cameron #champion #bbuk,” the 36-year-old tweeted, along with a string of celebratory emojis.
It took a while for Nikki to notice her mistake though, as it wasn’t until she did an interview with Digital Spy after the show that she realised what had happened.
“Am I in trouble? Oh, I’m so sorry, guys!” she told the publication.
“Oh, I just meant that Cameron, I knew he’d won it! I’ve made my predictions. I just knew it! I just knew! Absolutely certain!” the former Big Brother contestant claimed.
Many fans were disgusted by Nikki’s mistake, as they claimed that the show was a fix, but it has since been confirmed that the programme simply had a fifteen-minute delay for television and the 36-year-old seemed to be unaware of the time delay when she tweeted Cameron.
“How did you know who won 18 minutes ago when the winner was just announced?! 😠” one fan angrily tweeted.
Another viewer threatened to send a complaint to regulatory body, Ofcom, as they tweeted: “So in other words I was voting for Akeem whilst Cameron had already been awarded the win, right Ofcom here I come and this has been screenshot too, with the timestamp on it too. @bbuk”.
How did you know who won 18 minutes ago when the winner was just announced?! 😠
— Katerina 🦄 (@KaterinaC_xx) November 5, 2018
So in other words I was voting for Akeem whilst Cameron had already been awarded the win, right Ofcom here I come and this has been screenshot too, with the timestamp on it too. @bbuk
— Ophrah (@oprahreporter) November 5, 2018
Last night marked the final Big Brother after eighteen years of hilarious, and sometimes enraging, entertainment.