Living plans tribute to Jade Goody

Living TV will be showing a touching two-part tribute to Jade Goody, who died of cancer on Sunday.

Jade: With Love will feature exclusive interviews with the late former Big Brother star plus highlights from her many Living series.

The first part will be shown on Thursday March 26, with the second part to follow a week later on Thursday April 2.

Living has captured Jade’s many highs and lows on camera with the shows Jade’s Salon (September 2005), Just Jade (May 2006) and Jade’s PA (October 2006) and the one-off Living with Jade Goody (September 2008), during the filming of which she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

The latest Jade series followed her cancer battle, which culminated in her wedding to Jack Tweed.

Jade: With Love Part 1 documents Jade’s rise to fame after she appeared on Big Brother in 2002 and details various aspects of her personal and professional life such as the launch of her perfume, Shhh!, and the birth of sons Bobby and Freddie.

The second part of Jade: With Love follows Jade as she learns she has cancer and tries to fight the disease. Part two also covers the build-up to her wedding to Jack and the big day itself.

Jade chose to battle her illness in the spotlight as a way of generating awareness of cervical cancer among women.

She reportedly earned almost £1 million from granting exclusive rights to her wedding coverage to Living TV and OK! magazine – a fee that Jade was adamant would secure her sons’ future.

Living’s Claudia Rosencrantz, Director of Television VMTV, said: “We are all overwhelmingly sad to learn of Jade’s death. Wonderfully charismatic, funny, warm and always sincere, Jade was truly unique and a huge part of the Living family.

She went on: “When we began filming with Jade last spring little did we expect the nightmare story that would unfold with her diagnosis.

“By making her private battle public she has left a lasting legacy of her extraordinary bravery, beauty, humour and dignity and a vastly increased awareness of cervical cancer.”

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