A bidding war for the rights to film cancer-stricken Jade Goody’s weekend wedding could be finalised soon.
Max Clifford, the reality TV star’s publicist, said the broadcast rights auction would be decided ‘within the next 24 hours’.
He told The Guardian that the Sunday wedding between former Big Brother star Jade and her boyfriend Jack Tweed would ‘almost certainly be filmed’ but that the broadcaster had not yet been chosen.
“There will be TV there and we have had a lot of interest in the TV rights so we are currently deciding what to do,” he added.
Max said the decision on TV rights would be made by Jade, who has been the subject of a recent profile on Living TV.
The 27-year-old was told by doctors last week that her cervical cancer was terminal and she has just months to live.
Her wedding ceremony is scheduled to take place at Down Hall, a country house hotel in Hertfordshire not far from her home in Ongar, Essex.
She also reportedly plans to have her two sons christened as soon as possible, which could also become the subject of a bidding war between rival broadcasters.
Jade has deliberately used media coverage of her illness to raise money for her children, Bobby, five, and four-year-old Freddie, before she dies.
One report has said OK! magazine is paying around £700,000 for the exclusive rights to Jade and Jack’s wedding.
Max told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “She is doing this for three reasons, one of which was to raise awareness of cervical cancer and another because it comes naturally to her – she has loved the limelight since she was first on Big Brother, which she openly admits.
“She is making a lot of money from the media, which will all go to her boys and to the future of her boys.”