Former Big Brother housemates have been arriving at hospital today to visit fellow contestant Nush Nowak, who is recovering from two leg fractures after being attacked by a mugger.
The show’s runner-up, Dubliner Ray Shah, arrived at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London shortly after Gos – full name Herjender Gosal – this afternoon.
Gos, 32, wearing a colourful cap and long shorts, confirmed he was there to visit Nush.
Ray, 23, was said to be “very concerned” about the incident and is currently staying with fellow runner-up Scott Turner.
Nush, 23, was pounced on at 4am yesterday by a man in his 20s who tried to snatch her bag.
A spokeswoman at the Royal Free Hospital, where Nush has undergone emergency surgery, said it was not known how long she would remain there.
Last night, the reality TV star’s condition was described as comfortable.
The yoga fanatic fought back after the attack in Kentish Town, north London, close to where she lives, but was pushed to the floor.
Nush suffered a suspected broken knee and thigh bone in the incident.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at approximately 4am after a woman in her early 20s was approached by a man, again in his early 20s, while she was walking in Lady Margaret Road.
“The man grabbed her handbag, she resisted and fell to the ground, injuring her leg.
“He then ran off with her bag carrying money and a mobile phone.
“The woman was taken by ambulance to a north London hospital with a suspected broken kneecap and thigh bone.
“The robbery squad at Kentish Town are dealing with the investigation.”
Nush had an emergency operation to insert wires and a metal rod into her leg to pin her broken kneecap and femur, The Sun newspaper reported.
Nush’s stepfather, David Shield, and mother, Elzbieta, were reportedly at her side in hospital.
Her injuries are so severe she could be laid up for six months and it could be a year-and-a-half before she is able to walk properly again, the Daily Express reported.
A hospital spokeswoman said today: “Ms Nowak has two leg fractures from which she is recovering. It is not known how long she will be at the Royal Free Hospital.
“She has asked the hospital not to release further information about her condition.”