Jade Goody may die on reality television show

February 15th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 15 (IANS) British reality TV star Jade Goody says she may allow her death to be filmed for a reality show.

“I’ve lived my whole adult life talking about my life. The only difference is that I’m talking about my death now. It’s OK,” she told the News Of The World in an interview published Sunday.

“I’ve lived in front of the cameras. And maybe I’ll die in front of them. And I know some people don’t like what I’m doing but at this point I really don’t care what other people think. Now, it’s about what I want,” said Goody, who has cancer and been given only months to live.

The 27-year-old mother of two boys - Bobby, 5 and Freddi, 4 - was diagnosed with cervical cancer while she was appearing for the Indian reality television show Bigg Boss in August last year. The cancer has since spread to her bowels, liver and groin.

Jade, who was expelled from the British reality show Big Brother after allegations of racism and bullying against Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has lately been starring on her own reality show on the Virgin Media-owned Living TV.

She is expected to wed her lover Jack Tweed - jailed last year for assault against a teenager - and christen her sons on Living TV, whose website says the next episode of “Jade’s Progress” airs Feb 19.

The episode will show her “having Jack back in her life after his prison release. The cameras will follow Jade as she undergoes further distressing chemotherapy treatment whilst trying to remain strong for her two boys”.

“Jade is determined to have her story told and educate other young women in similar situations to do as much as she can to prevent others going through the trauma of what she is facing,” the channel added.

Goody’s spokesman Max Clifford has defended her decision to “die in the public eye”.

He said that since last August when Goody announced she had cancer, the number of women having cervical smears has gone up over 20 percent across Britain, “and that’s something she’s very happy about”.

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