The conversation started after Brian revealed that Nick had recently compared him to Eamonn Holmes on his Twitter page, in relation to his fluctuating weight.
"It's like, he's quiet, then once in a while he has Tourettes," a surprised Ulrika commented.
Vanessa then changed the conversation to Nick's description earlier in the evening of his 'nasty' antics in the first series, and commented how she was "genuinely interested" in what he had to say.
"When we came in I could sense this massive chip on his shoulder he couldn’t shake," Ulrika said. "Then Darren came in, Nadia kicked off. I think he thought, 'This was the biggest mistake of my life.'
"Hand on my heart, he could be in the final."
"Nick could go really far," Brian agreed. "He's the first one people think of."
Preston also commented that Nick's backstory from Big Brother 1 and his subsequent "journey" could also help his popularity.
"His saviour has been Vic. If Vic hadn’t come in he'd have retreated into himself. Vic has been his saviour," added Ulrika.