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Goody 'too ill' for Shilpa visit

Jade Goody
Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008

Jade Goody is too unwell to receive a visit from her Celebrity Big Brother housemate Shilpa Shetty, her publicist Max Clifford has said.

The Bollywood star had hoped to visit her terminally ill friend this week, after missing her wedding due to filming commitments.

But Mr Clifford said: "She is not well. Shilpa totally understands that."

Goody's condition deteriorated over the weekend, after she left hospital to spend more time with her two sons.

Her husband Jack Tweed was allowed to break his curfew on Friday to be at her side.

Mr Clifford said the family were preparing for the worst.

"She has put her house in order and faced up to everything in an incredibly brave way," he said.

"Now we're waiting for the inevitable. It could be at any time, we just don't know."

Shetty, 33, won Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 following a series of altercations with Goody, who was accused of bullying and racism.

The pair made their peace long before Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008, while appearing on the Indian version of Big Brother - which Shetty hosted.

Despite undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, the disease spread to her bowel, liver and groin.

Tweed proposed to her shortly after she was told she may only have weeks to live.

Their wedding took place on 22 February, with Goody selling footage and photographs in order to fund her sons' future education.

Around 771,000 people watched the ceremony on TV channel Living last week, according to early figures.

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