BB's Jade Goody tribute
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 June 2010
'Big Brother' plans to make a charity tribute to Jade Goody, by donating money from the eviction vote lines to women with cervical cancer
'Big Brother' will remember Jade Goody with a charity tribute.
The reality TV show will donate money from eviction vote lines to a charity for women with cervical cancer following the star's death from the illness in March last year.
The eccentric TV personality - who was just 27 when she passed away - was 'Big Brother's most successful contestant and has appeared in posters for the show's final series.
Producers plan to donate 15p from every 50p phone vote to Jo's Cervical Cancer, as one of three charities who will benefit from the hit show which starts next Wednesday (09.06.10).
Jade's friend and former spokesman Max Clifford, 67, told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "She was 'Big Brother's biggest star and it's fitting that the show which made her a superstar should now do this. When she was diagnosed with cervical cancer she worked tirelessly to get the message out to other women to get screened.
"Jade's campaign has ¬already helped save hundreds of women. And she would be enormously thrilled by the news that Big Brother is now helping her campaign. The more money raised, the more lives that can be saved."
Earlier this year, friends and family of the star also paid tribute to the mum-of-two in a one-off show 'Jade: A Year Without Her'.
In the programme shown on Living TV, her mum Jackie Budden told how brave Jade was right up until she died.
She said: "We grabbed her hand and she just looked, gave us one big smile and then went."
Meanwhile, it has been announced the final series of Channel 4's 'Big Brother' - which is expected to have 100 potential housemates competing against each other for a bed in the compound - will be available on a 24-hour live feed.
This is great news for avid fans of the show, who complained after the full-time coverage was axed in 2008.