VIEWERS of the Jade Goody documentary were horrified on Wednesday (21) after it was revealed that she received her cancer diagnosis while on the Indian version of Big Brother.
Goody had travelled to India in 2008 to appear on the reality show Bigg Boss in a bid to redeem her image following racism row with Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in 2007.
In the final instalment of the three-part Channel 4 series, viewers saw the reality show star being called into the Diary Room with news that she’d been diagnosed with cervical cancer.
The heartbreaking moment was broadcast and Goody later revealed that she had no idea she was being filmed.
Goody said: “I had no idea that that conversation was being filmed… it was not right”.
She also said it felt “lonely” to feel like she was the last to learn of her diagnosis and added that she “just wanted to be cuddled”.
Taking to Twitter, a viewer wrote: “I had forgotten Jade was on Big Brother India when she found out she had cancer. Terrible they showed that footage and didn’t immediately take her out of the house.”
Another posted: “Imagine being told on TV that you have cancer for the whole world to see… million miles away from your friends and family on your own with strangers.”
The final part of the series also featured footage of the star’s wedding to Jack Tweed.
One of her closest friends said: “I could see nothing but sadness that day, because it was the end, it was the end of their love story.”
Goody’s close confidante Kevin Adams said: “She was in excruciating pain, she was dancing, and she stayed dancing because it was her wedding day and that’s what you do.”
Goody died in her sleep on March 22 2009.
The show ended with her funeral.