Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jade Goody says that she didn’t realise how ‘nasty and ugly’ her behaviour was until she saw footage of her row with Shilpa Shetty.

Jade, who emerged on Friday to find herself at the centre of a race row, told GMTV on Monday that she was worried her children would be rejected as a consequence of her actions. But she denied reports she was suicidal, saying she would never harm herself because of her two sons.

The 25-year-old told GMTV that while she was ‘effing and blinding’, Shilpa had been nothing but dignified.

A contrite Jade said: “My actions and my words were wrong. They are not justified, I won’t justify them. I didn’t realise how nasty and ugly that was until I watched it. I am upset that I let myself get like that. I never knew I argued like that, I didn’t know I looked as ugly and aggressive as that.

“I argue like that with everybody. It wasn’t just because of the colour of her skin that I was that aggressive,” she said. “I don’t know any other way of arguing.”

She continued: “I do not want my children to go through school getting rejected.”