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Before finding fame on Big Brother, Jade Goody is born on 5 June 1981.

Her parents split up when she’s a toddler and the star – whose full name is Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody – spends part of her childhood in foster care.

She’s later reunited with mum Jackiey Budden and grows up in Bermondsey, London. ‘She taught me to roll my first spliff aged 4,’ recalls Jade.

Jade trains as a dental nurse but quits aged 21 to appear on the third series of Big Brother.

‘I had to find an escape from my mum,’ says Jade, ‘I also had to get away from my boyfriend… he was heavily into coke and liked to beat me in his spare time.’

On Big Brother, Jade Goody appears to engage in a sexual act with a male contestant and amuses housemates by saying she thinks East Angular is abroad.

A year after Big Brother, Jade Goody starts dating Jeff Brazier. They have children Bobby and Freddie together but split in 2004.

She hooks up with footballer Ryan Amoo and briefly reunites with Jeff before meeting Jack Tweed, who’s just 18.

The couple enter the Celebrity Big Brother house with Jade’s mother Jackiey in 2007.

But Jade is accused of making racist and derogatory comments after calling Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty ‘Shilpa Poppadom’. Media regulator Ofcom receives 45,000 complaints.

In 2008, Jade and Shilpa show a united front as Jade joins Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.

However, she leaves after being called into the Diary Room to take an urgent medical call. She’s given the shocking news that she has cervical cancer.

Jade is devastated when she finds out that her cancer has spread. After being told it’s a question of ‘months’, on-off love Jack proposes and they marry on 22 February 2009.

Sadly, Jade dies a month later on Mother’s Day 2009.

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