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Friday, 26 July, 2002, 20:52 GMT 21:52 UK
Jade's wit and wisdom
Big Brother 3 contestant Jade Goody
Jade's gaffes made headlines for the show
Big Brother contestant Jade Goody's observations have kept viewers amused over the 64 days of the reality TV hit.

The 21-year-old dental nurse is the youngest contestant to feature in the UK version of Big Brother.

Some of what she said indicated she had experienced little of life outside her native Bermondsey, south London.

Indeed, her school in nearby Rotherhithe was moved to declare she was not a typical pupil.

But she kept herself at the centre what went on in the house - not least thanks to her brief liaison with fellow housemate PJ Ellis.

Her honesty also ensured she would be held in great affection by many viewers - even if it also guaranteed a harsh ride from the press.

Here is a selection of Jade's more memorable quotes.


Jade asks Spencer if he punts boats on the River Thames.
Spencer: "No, I work in Cambridge."
Jade: "I know I'm from Bermondsey and I know that's London, but where is Cambridge?"
Spencer: "It's in East Anglia."
Jade: "Where's East Angular [sic] though? I thought that was abroad."

  • "The Union Jack is for all of us, but the St George is just for London, isn't it?"

  • "I knew Lynne was from Aberdeen but I didn't realise Aberdeen was in Scotland."

  • "What's asparagus? Do you grow it?"

  • "I am intelligent, but I let myself down because I can't speak properly or spell."

  • To Jonny when the others were complaining about him while he was lying in bed: "You'll interiate." (As opposed to "deteriorate".)

  • To PJ after he revealed he knew someone who kept pet peacocks: "You see those things... don't think I'm being daft... but them things that look like eyes, are they their real eyes?"

    Jade picks up a photo of PJ on holiday by the sea.
    Jade: "Is that where you live?"
    PJ: "Yeah, Birmingham seaside."
    Jade: "Have they not got seasides in Birmingham?"

  • "Jonny, I'm not being tictactical in here"

  • Tim suggested Jade move to the US, to which she replied: "They do speak English there don't they?"

  • "It's Mona Lisa who's symmetrical, innit?"

  • When asked by Big Brother to name two vegetables in the garden: "Strawberries and spuds".

  • "Rio de Janeiro, ain't that a person?"

  • "They were trying to use me as an escape goat."

  • "Do they speak Portuganese in Portugal? I thought Portugal was in Spain."

  • On the final day, in the garden: "Are they really filming us out here? I look like a state."

  • BBC News Online's coverage of Big Brother 2002


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