Jade Goody secures wedding deal for 700,000 pounds
Former reality TV star Jade Goody, who is battling cervical cancer, has secured a 700,000 pounds deal with a magazine for the rights to capture her wedding to 21-year-old Jack Tweed on Sunday.entertainment Updated: Feb 19, 2009 10:06 IST
Former reality TV star Jade Goody, who is battling cervical cancer, has secured a 700,000 pounds deal with a magazine for the rights to capture her wedding to 21-year-old Jack Tweed on Sunday.
OK! magazine has bought the rights to Sunday’s ceremony for 700,000 pounds and has also secured the rights to the pictures of the christening of Goody’s sons ahead of the wedding ceremony, her publicist Max Clifford said.
Living TV had already paid a reported 100,000 pounds to show it as part of their series, ‘Jade´.
Goody, who earned notoriety for her racist remarks directed at Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother, has been reportedly told by the doctors that her disease has become terminal and has decided to use the media to raise funds for her sons.
Clifford said that after the wedding there “won’t be more episodes of the series they have been filming.”
A spokeswoman for Clifford’s office said Tweed would not receive any money from the deal and has agreed that the entire amount would be passed to Goody’s sons -- five-year old Bobby and four-year-old Freddie.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shared the concern of her well wishers. He said last night the entire country was concerned about Goody’s health and that it was “tragic” her treatment had not worked. Despite being told that she was close to her end last week, Goody has continued to allow cameras to film her as part of the series on Living TV.
“They (Living TV) have an ongoing relationship with Jade, but then of course because of what’s happened to her, that has become much more sensitive and complicated,” Clifford said.
“What I suggested is they film the wedding, and then that’s it. There won’t be more episodes of the series they have been filming,” he said.
The wedding is scheduled to take place at Down Hall, a country house hotel in Hertfordshire close to her home on Ongar, Essex.
First Published: Feb 19, 2009 10:00 IST