Jade Goody wedding exclusive may fetch £1.5 million
Tragic Jade Goody’s upcoming ‘dream wedding’ has sparked a broadcasting bidding war that may reach £1.5 million.
Max Clifford, the cancer-stricken star’s publicist, said the broadcast and magazine rights auction would be decided ‘within the next 24 hours’.
He told the Guardian that the wedding – taking place this Sunday – between Jade and her fiancé Jack Tweed, would ‘almost certainly be filmed’, but that the broadcaster had not yet been decided.
He said: ‘There will be TV there and we have had a lot of interest in the TV rights so we are currently deciding what to do.
The decision, he added, will ultimately be made by Jade, who was last week told that her cervical cancer – diagnosed in August 2008 – has now spread and become terminal.
The 27-year-old reportedly giggled with glee when she tried on her dream wedding dress yesterday in hospital.
The star ‘brightened up’ as she received the £3,500 Manuel Mota-designed gown – a gift from Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed.
Jack Tweed opened up in a recent interview about how they are coping with the illness.
He told how he received the news while he was in jail for assault: ‘When I first heard she had cancer, I couldn’t believe it. I sat there in shock.
‘Jade was in India and it broke my heart because she was all on her own. I just wanted to fly out so I could be with her.’
He also told how delighted she was when he asked her to marry him. ‘She seemed really happy,’ he said. ‘For a moment, we forgot about her pain.’
But Tweed admitted that she is very frightened.
‘She thinks of others before thinking about herself, but you can tell in her eyes she is so scared,’ he told Hello! magazine.
Now he plans to make her final wish come true: ‘All Jade’s ever wanted is a big white wedding in a big church.’
The couple are marrying on Sunday at Down Hall, a country house hotel in Hertfordshire, not far from her Essex home.