Jade Goody was an English television personality who is known among Indian audiences for her debacle with
Shilpa Shetty during the course of the program Celebrity
Big Brother 5.
Goody was born in Bermondsey, London, to father of a Jamaican descent and a White mother. She was raised by her mother after their parents' marriage broke.
Goody first appeared in Big Brother 3 and was mocked by press for her lack of general knowledge about her own country. She was also criticized for getting drunk and naked in the show. Also, she was involved in alleged grope with fellow housemate.
Her second appearance in Big Brother was for Celebrity Big Brother 5 in which the notorious Celebrity Big Brother racism controversy occurred. Goody reportedly made racist and derogatory comment to Shilpa Shetty. Although Shilpa later said that that was not nice but it was not racial, media picked up the issue. Indian media publicized the event and raised controversy. Goody was evicted from the house and Shilpa Shetty eventually won the show.
Goody later apologized publicly to Shilpa during her visit to India. Goody was later diagnosed with cancer which was revealed while she was in Big Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother. Jade Goody passed away on 22 March, 2009.