Jade Goody fans left ‘uncomfortable’ as Channel 4 airs Shilpa Shetty race row in tragic documentary
JADE Goody fans were left “uncomfortable” as Channel 4 aired the Big Brother Shilpa Shetty race row in the second part of their tragic documentary.
Emotional viewers broke down as they watched the second instalment of JADE: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain this evening.
The three-part series premiered last week, documenting Jade’s life ahead of her heartbreaking death in 2009 at the age of 27 following a battle with cervical cancer.
Tonight’s episode focused on Jade’s Celebrity Big Brother stint in 2007, which saw the reality star, Danielle Lloyd, and Jo O’Meara, get accused of racism against Bollywood star Shilpa.
The programme aired several of the shock scenes in full, including the moment that Jade referred to the Indian actress as “Shilpa Papadum” – and laughed at her for bleaching her facial hair.
Viewers were shocked by the resurfaced row, taking to social media to share their discomfort.
One wrote: “F*** me, that was uncomfortable to watch.”
Another added: “This is really, really uncomfortable viewing.”
A third said: “It’s not pleasant watching this back.”
Jade’s mum Jackiey Budden went on to reveal that Jade thought her 2008 cancer diagnosis was “punishment” for the CBB race storm.
She recalled: “One night she felt really scared because, obviously, she knew she was going very soon.
“She said: ‘Mum I feel like they’re coming to get me. They’re coming to get me. It’s going all dark’.
“She said: ‘Is that because I was so bad in Big Brother?’.”
Jade, who grew up in Bermondsey, South London, went on CBB after coming fourth in Big Brother in 2002.
She was the first BB star to become a millionaire and had a successful TV career before the racism row.
Speaking of Jade’s fall from grace,host Davina McCall, told the film: “I felt such enormous joy at Jade’s popularity.
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“Then: ‘Oh my God, what happened? How can it all turn in a nanosecond? She’s now become the most hated girl in Britain?’.”
Jade died in her sleep in the early hours of 22 March 2009, having married Jack Tweed just weeks earlier.
She left behind her two children with ex Jeff Brazier, Bobby and Freddie, now aged 16 and 14.
Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain concludes next Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 4
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