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Kate Lawler slams troll who called her ‘too skinny’ and says it’s ‘dangerous and unkind’ after Nikki Grahame’s death

KATE Lawler hit back at a troll who called her "too skinny" saying it was "dangerous and unkind" - days after Nikki Grahame's death.

The Big Brother icon passed away on Friday following a three-decade battle with anorexia.

Kate, 40, called out a mean keyboard warrior on her Instagram story but later deleted her post, saying she didn't want them to be attacked online by her fans.

However, in her original reply, she said: "Please don’t body shame. So what if you were huge until your daughter was 1? So what if I’ve lost weight? Why does this bother you I’ve done nothing but eat constantly since my daughter was born due to me breastfeeding and feeling hungry all the time and haven’t done any exercise due to me having a c-section.

"I can’t help the way I look right now and I don’t care that my jeans don’t fit me, I don’t expect them to! And FYI I’d lost most of my baby weight within 14 days after giving birth, and I was really surprised. All our bodies are different."

The star welcomed her baby daughter Noa with her fiancé Martin back in February.

Nikki had checked into a private hospital to treat her eating disorder last month after her desperate friends managed to raise more than £65,500 to start paying for life-saving care.

However, her passing was confirmed in a statement on her GoFundMe page.

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.

"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."

Nikki Grahame says she 'loves food and living' in heartbreaking chat about her recovery from anorexia on Big Brother

Following the news, tributes immediately started pouring in for Nikki - who rose to fame on the 2006 series of Big Brother from her fellow contestants, reality stars and celebrities who had met her.

Katie Price, 42, revealed her heartbreak that she had missed Nikki's final voice message to her before her tragic passing.

Her sad death comes after her haunting last Instagram post where she admitted she "seriously can't deal" with another lockdown.

Meanwhile Nikki’s mum Sue appeared on This Morning last month and said her daughter's health battle was sparked when gyms closed during lockdown as the star dreaded eating if she couldn't exercise.

Helplines on eating disorders and body image

For help and support on eating disorders and body image, you can call Beat Eating Disorders.

Their adult helpline is 0808 201 1677. The youth helpline is on 0808 801 0711

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