|Nicholas "Nasty Nick" Bateman (born 3 November 1967 in London, England) grew up in Kent with his four sisters. He was educated at a boarding school in Kent for five years and then at the private Gordonstoun School near Elgin in Scotland at the same time as the Earl of Wessex.
He decided not to go to university but instead went travelling round the world for three years, spending sometime as a fruit packer in Australia, and on his return he worked in the City of London for nine years as a broker for the Willis Group from 1991. Nick comes from a large family with six sisters (including one set of triplets) and two brothers. His mother re-married when he was very young after his real Father had died.
Before entering the Big Brother house he lived a bachelor lifestyle with his three other flatmates in South West London. His dream would be presenting a travel/sports show on TV. He has a tattoo of a scorpion on his right arm to represent his Zodiac sign.
Nick dislikes door to door salesmen, traffic jams, Quiche, Semolina, Welsh rarebit, early episodes of Bod, busy tube trains and committee members of Fulham FC. however he does like Chinese, Pasta and Thai foods.
His favourite songs are The loneliness of the speed of silence by Nancy Griffiths, Hotel California by The Eagles, American Pie by Don McClean and Still the same by Bog Seager.
His worst holiday was in Gambia where he lost his luggage, hated the dirty sea water and saw a dead body on the beach. His last holdiay was with an ex-girlfriend to Dubai and his most memorable holiday was with six friends in a villa in Spain
In ten years time Nick hopes to be "Seeking opportunity and not security, a boat in the harbour is secure but eventually the bottom drops out. Happily married with 5 children"
Nick is a vice- president of Fulham FC. He has two goldfish called "no" and "name".
Ejection from Big Brother
He had attempted to influence voting, although this was uncovered by other housemates on Day 35, who confronted him in a house meeting. He denied the allegations until the evidence was presented to him — housemate names, secretly written on scraps of paper hidden in his suitcase. Nick was removed from the house later that day by the show's producers for rule-breaking. He has since appeared on Back to Reality.
Nick was asked to leave the show after being caught trying to influence fellow housemates' votes in the weekly eviction process. Such was the media interest in this first series of the show, the news that Nick had been thrown out featured on the front page of every national newspaper in the UK, apart from the Financial Times. The Sun had conducted a Tabloidesque campaign to evict him, describing him as "Nasty Nick", a moniker that stuck with him for years.
After big Brother
After being kicked from the house Nick signed an exclusive deal with The Sun to tell his story and donated a portion of the fee to Charity
The Sun began serialising his story on the Monday After his eviction. PR guru Max Clifford suggested that his reputation could make him a millionaire.
Nasty Nick said at a London press conference when asked what he thought of being known as the "most hated man in Britain" "I haven't committed a murder, it's a very small error. I'm just an ordinary guy who took part in an unusual experiment amid scrutiny - I don't think the label attaches itself to me. I was just taking part in a game show."
For a time after his departure from the show, Nick enjoyed considerable media exposure and attended many show-business parties and premieres. He went on to present the short-lived television show Trust Me, wrote a book entitled Nasty Nick: How to be a Right Bastard (ISBN 1-903402-26-3), and appeared on the reality television series Back to Reality and in the Big Brother pantomime. He also featured as the narrator in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.
He has also appeared in panto. Nick Bateman did a directing course at the BBC and is keen to make wildlife films. Nick is now an editor at large of The Good Holiday magazine and married to Lynnette Peck.