Jade Goody thought cancer was punishment for Shilpa Shetty race row

Jade Goody tragically died from cervical cancer in March 2009 at the age of just 27,

And her mum Jackiey Budden has now claimed Jade believed her illness was a punishment for the race row she sparked on Celebrity Big Brother two years before.

Jade told Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, 44, she needed "a day in the slums" and called her "Shilpa Poppadom", sparking outrage in the UK and India.

In an upcoming documentary Jackiey, 62, reveals that the controversy haunted Jade until the day she died.

According to The Sun , Jackiey says: "One night she felt really scared because, obviously, she knew she was going very soon.

"She said, 'Mum I feel like they’re coming to get me. They’re coming to get me. It’s going all dark'.

"She said, 'Is that because I was so bad in Big Brother?’."

Jade starred in Big Brother 2002 and became the first reality TV star to earn a million pounds.

But when she returned for CBB she became a pariah and was accused of ganging up on Shilpa with S Club 7’s Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd.

Their behaviour received over 50,000 complaints and was even discussed in parliament.

Former Big Brother host Davina McCall also talks about the row in the documentary, recalling the moment she knew Jade's life was “ruined forever” over it.

Davina says: "Jade was going into that house as the nation’s sweetheart. We were excited about that. And I couldn’t wait to see what she brought.

“But I remember almost immediately thinking this is a bad combo.

"It’s like three British young girls all coming together, and then forming a gang basically. It started to be bullying and I was like ‘man you are careering off the tracks you are so going in the wrong direction’."

As she prepared to interview Jade for her exit interview following the race row, Davina admits to the doc she felt terrible about what was about to happen.

She added: "I remember thinking 'Oh my God what’s happened?' How it can all turn in a nano second. She’s now become the most hated girl in Britain. It was a bit like knowing you’re about to ruin someone’s life forever, but they don’t know it yet. Ooof."

*Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain starts on Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 4

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