From the moment she burst into the public consciousness in 2002 Jade Goody captured the attention of the nation. And that interest endured as she lived her adult life in the spotlight. Here we take a look at the mum-of-two's incredible journey, during which she went from being vilified and disliked to winning admiration for the courage and spirit with which she battled cancer. Viewers first met Jade, then an unknown dental nurse from Bermondsey, when she entered the Big Brother house as a contestant in a flurry of excitement...
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