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Goody marries as cameras roll

world Updated: Feb 23, 2009 00:45 IST
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British reality TV star Jade Goody married her fiance on Sunday, the latest installment in her very public fight with terminal cancer which has enchanted and unnerved Britons in near equal measure.

Goody, 27, who found fame after appearing in the show Big Brother in 2002, wed fiance Jack Tweed in a lavish ceremony and reception at a country house hotel north of London, her publicist Max Clifford confirmed.

Their big day — media rights were sold for a reported $1.4 million — was organised in the nine days since Tweed proposed in hospital after her terminal diagnosis.

It was a “happy ceremony with lots of tears, lots of smiles, lots of laughter ... (a) very beautiful, very moving service,” Clifford said. He added that the bride had taken painkillers to get her through the day.

Goody has defended her decision to live out in the public eye what will likely be her last weeks, saying the money she earned would help provide for her two young sons, aged five and four.