Jade Goody has admitted that she once took crack cocaine in an effort to scare her mum off the drug, according to reports in The Sun.

Former Big Brother star Jade, who was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer, said that she had smoked her mother Jackiey’s drugs in front of her with the hope that it would shock her into getting help for crack addiction.

“I decided to show her how nasty and heartbreaking it was to see a member of your family – your own flesh and blood – killing themselves in front of your very eyes,” said Jade.

But Jackiey did not attempt to stop her daughter and Jade says she was made violently ill.

“I felt dirty and disgusting. ‘How does it make you feel watching me do this?’ I asked.”

Jade, whose boyfriend Jack Tweed was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a golf club, is a vocal opponent of drug use after losing her father to a suspected overdose when he was just 42.

She said: “I’d foolishly thought that if she could see what it looked like – and if she thought that her own daughter was about to go to the same dark place she was – she would put a stop to it.”