Jade Goody is too ill for a visit from her former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Shilpa Shetty.

It was hoped the Bollywood actress might be able to say farewell to her cancer-stricken friend during a visit to Britain this week.

But Jade’s publicist Max Clifford said Shilpa would not be paying a visit to Jade as she was too sick. “She is not well. Shilpa totally understands that,” he said.

The pair first met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 when Jade was plunged into a race row over the treatment of the Indian contestant.

Jade learned of her cancer while starring on India’s version of Big Brother, which Shilpa, 33, hosted. The pair have made their peace and Shilpa was invited to Jade and Jack Tweed’s wedding last month, but was unable to attend due to filming commitments.

Jade’s family are readying themselves for the end after the 27-year-old reality TV star deteriorated over the weekend.

“She has put her house in order and faced up to everything in an incredibly brave way,” Clifford said previously. “Now we’re waiting for the inevitable, it could be at any time, we just don’t know.”

Jade was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008.

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