The father of Jade Goody’s children, Jeff Brazier, has told his two children, Freddy and Bobby, that he is in love with his new girlfriend, glamour model, Nicola T, but has insisted that she will never take the place if their dead mother.
The presenter has previously said how his youngest son, Freddy, had found it difficult to accept his relationship with the former page 3 girl when they began seeing each other last December.
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Big Brother star Jade Goody died on Mother’s Day in 2009 of cervical cancer aged just 27.
During her final months, Jade filmed a number of reality TV programmes for Sky that chronicled her fight to live, but of course, when she discovered her condition was terminal, what remained of her life was dedicated to her children, and to raising awareness among young women that cervical cancer isn’t a disease that only affects the middle aged.
And though at the time, countless lives were saved when young women presented themselves for screening and discovered they had the disease, the years since have seen a steady decline in the number of women attending their doctor’s surgeries or clinics for smear tests.
As a consequence, the number of deaths from cervical cancer are once again rising, which we’ll hear about in Jade’s Legacy: The Fight Goes On, which airs on Sky Living on Thursday at 8pm… Read more & comment »
TV presenter Jeff Brazier – who is of course father to the late Jade Goody’s two sons – nominated charity support group ‘Grief Encounter’ to receive funds from the new Health Lottery.
He asked for support for the charity after they helped his sons, Bobby and Jack, to cope with the death of their mother in 2009. He’s also set to highlight the work of the charity in a Channel 5 show entitled, ‘Celebrity Wish List.’
The Daily Star states that Jeff will “spring a surprise visit” on counsellors from the organization.
He said, “It was Jade’s wish to make sure the kids were provided for and to my mind she has done that and more.” Read more & comment »
Patsy Palmer narrated this documentary which explored the media phenomenon that created, destroyed then re-created Jade Goody ‘reality TV star’.
Patsy opened the programme by saying, “For seven years, Jade Goody lived, and ultimately died, in the glare of the media spotlight.
“In that time she went from chubby dental nurse to celebrity culture’s cover girl.”
With contributions from Max Clifford, John Stapleton and a variety of others, such as her friend and Living TV producer Kate Jackson, we heard again – but this time compacted into one documentary – how Jade found fame in Big Brother in 2002 where she went from being the most hated woman in Britain to finish fourth and become one of the most loved women in Britain… Read more & comment »
Jade Goody died in the early hours of today following her battle with cancer which began when she was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in August of last year.
She died at home at 3.55am and sadly, she didn’t get to spent Mother’s Day – today – with the sons she loved so much and for whom Mother’s Day will now always be a poignant, sad day.
Her mother Jackiey Budden told the BBC: “My beautiful daughter is at peace.”
“Jackiey and Jack were at her side when she died” Mr Clifford said, adding “I think she’s going to be remembered as a young girl who has, and who will, save an awful lot of lives,” Mr Clifford said.
Jade’s friend Kevin Adams was also there when she died in her sleep.
The 27-year-old’s body was taken from her home at shortly after 8am.
This is our tribute to a woman who, no matter what you may have personally thought of her, overcame a great deal of adversity to become an independent woman of means, a wonderful mother and ultimately, a woman who has potentially saved the lives of thousands of other women by raising awareness of the need for the age of cervical cancer screening to be lowered. She also faced it all with incredible bravery.
Here’s a look back at her all too short life… Read more & comment »
Don’t miss the tragic but heroically brave Jade Goody’s latest documentary, Jade’s Progress, which is on tonight on Living at 9pm.
Jade had previously commented that… “There are a number of things in my life that have tried to pull me down and I’ve bounced back up through.”
“This I’ve got no control of but I will take it with both hands and take control of it and smash it down and walk all over it. So yes, I will survive cancer. I have to.”
Now, sadly, it seems that indomitable fighting spirit was not enough to halt the ravages of this disease and Jade is now facing up to her own death.
When Living began filming with Jade Goody in the summer of 2008 for the fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Living With Jade Goody’, what started as a light-hearted insight into the life of the ex-Big Brother contestant has taken a devastatingly sinister turn as it now documents her final months as cancer has overwhelmed her… Read more & comment »
Despite the devastating news that Jade Goody’s cancer has spread, she intends to continue to give interviews and appear in her reality show on Living TV, according to her spokesman Max Clifford.
Jade underwent a lengthy and dangerous operation on Friday to remove what was described as “a golf ball-sized tumour” from her bowel at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
Earlier this week, Jade recieved the news that her cervical cancer had spread to involve her bowel, liver and groin. Read more & comment »
I was moved to tears watching the latest fly-on-the-wall in a series of shows that follow Jade Goody as she copes – admirably – with cancer, work and the demands of her two gorgeous little boys. For a girl who didn’t have the best of role models – or the easiest of childhoods – as she grew up, she’s turned out to be an amazing mother who clearly loves her children more than anything else.
In previous shows, we’ve seen how the devastating news that Jade has cervical cancer affected her life and again last night we saw how she’s battling on with amazing courage and fortitude as the realities of her illness and the effects of the treatment have rocked her life. Read more & comment »
Jade Goody is said to be devastated as chances of a TV comeback seem to slip further and further away.
Jade was due to appear in ITV’s Call Me A Cabbie, where celebrities train as Taxi Drivers. Unfortunately, her pregnancy means that bosses cannot insure her and so she cannot take part in the show.
A show insider said: “This was her big chance to get back on TV. She loves driving. It’s such a shame.”