Jade Goody is going into the Indian Big Brother house, it emerged today.
The reality TV star, 27, whose career nosedived following last year’s Celebrity Big Brother race row, is preparing for this weekend’s launch.
The show features 12 Indian celebrities and is hosted by Shilpa Shetty, 33, the Bollywood star who won the hearts of viewers after being bullied by Goody and other housemates.
Goody, a mother-of-two, is thought to be earning up to £100,000 (€125,660) for her appearance on the show, called Bigg Boss.
A source said: “Jade would like to prove that she’s not a racist.
“When she was first approached, she was a little apprehensive. She doesn’t know how viewers and housemates might react. Now she’s looking forward to it.”
Ofcom received more than 50,000 complaints about Goody, Danielle Lloyd and former S Club singer Jo O’Meara’s alleged racist bullying, with Goody referring to Shetty as “Shilpa Poppadom”.
After Goody was evicted, she said she was “embarrassed and disgusted” by her own behaviour in the house but denied she was a racist.
Goody’s money-spinning contracts dried up – her perfume, Shh..., was taken off the shelves and publishers decided to drop a paperback edition of her autobiography.
Gordon Brown, who was then Chancellor, was forced to defend Britain as a “country of fairness and tolerance” and the TV star visited India, where her effigy had been burnt during the race row.