Nick Bateman (television personality)

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Nick Bateman
Nicholas Bateman

1967 (age 51–52)
Other namesNasty Nick
OccupationMedia personality
Years active2000–present

Nicholas "Nick" Bateman (born 1967), also known as "Nasty Nick", is a British media personality and a former contestant on the first series of the British version of Big Brother.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nick Bateman grew up in Kent.[2] He worked in the City of London as a broker before taking part in Big Brother.[2][3]

Big Brother[edit]

Bateman first came to public prominence as a contestant on the first series of the UK version of Big Brother. He was one of 40,000 people that applied to be in the first series of Big Brother in the United Kingdom in 2000. During his stay at the Big Brother house, he was the only contestant never to receive a single eviction nomination. However, he was soon dubbed "Nasty Nick" by the tabloid press because of his duplicitous nature, playing members off against one another. After 36 days he was finally exposed by the other housemates after being tipped off by producers, who confronted him over his behaviour and also uncovered his attempts to manipulate fellow housemates' votes in the weekly eviction process, in violation of Big Brother rules. He was asked to leave by the show's producers.[4][5]

After Big Brother[edit]

After his departure from the show, Bateman enjoyed media exposure. He went on to present the television show Trust Me. He co-wrote a book entitled Nasty Bateman: How to be a Right Bastard. He has also featured in the reality television series Back to Reality and in the Big Brother pantomime.[6] Later, he featured as the narrator in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.[7]

In 2010, Bateman competed in Ultimate Big Brother[8], the final series of Big Brother on Channel 4, and finished in fifth place. He has appeared in the Channel 5 companion show Big Brother's Bit On The Side since the 2011 Channel 5 relaunch of Big Brother. Bateman also presented a weekly radio show on 107.8 Academy FM (2011) in Kent. He has appeared in pantomime on several occasions. In 2013, he moved to Sydney, Australia[9] to study.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Leonard, Tom (18 August 2000). "I was simply playing the game, says 'Nasty Nick'". Retrieved 13 December 2017 – via
  2. ^ a b "Big Brother: where are they now?". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Nasty Nicked! C4 evicts cheat from Big Brother". 18 August 2000. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "BBC News - ENTERTAINMENT - 'Nasty Nick' earns his fortune". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ Correspondent, Tom Leonard, Media (17 August 2000). "'Nasty' Nick is evicted for his double-dealing". Retrieved 13 December 2017 – via
  6. ^ "Big Brother stars to stage E4 panto". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  7. ^ "Nick Bateman". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  8. ^ "Daley leaves Big Brother: Eight other housemates who were 'ejected' from the show". The Metro. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  9. ^ "Where are they now? Big Brother's 'Nasty' Nick Bateman plans to return to reality TV". The Express. Retrieved 2018-08-30.

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