Shamed Celebrity Big Brother star Jade Goody has reportedly struck up an unlikely friendship with Prince Azim of Brunei.

He has apparently showered her with gifts including a diamond ring thought to be worth £3 million, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

And the pair are rumoured to be planning a TV career together in the US.

The 25-year-old prince, who is the son of the Sultan of Brunei and stands to inherit a share of his £20 billion fortune, is a regular on London’s showbiz circuit.

He has been spotted out on the town with Jade and her fiance, Jack Tweed.

Jade told the newspaper: “I have become quite friendly with the Prince of Brunei. He wanted to meet me, we met and got on like a house on fire.

“He gave me a ring and it’s huge, full of diamonds.

“He said ‘Take this’. I was, like, ‘I can’t’. I haven’t got it valued yet but he had one that was very similar and that is worth £3 million.

“The prince is just an amazing friend. We go round to his house, he’s wicked. I have met so many people through him, like Johnny Depp and Mariah Carey.”

The prince’s spokesman told the Daily Mail: “He met up with Jade a few times – once for dinner and another time to go to a club.

“They get on very well as they have the same sense of humour. They are looking into working on a few TV projects together in the US.”