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Jade 'donating TV fee to charity'
Jade Goody on Big Brother
Jade Goody received 82% of the total votes in Friday's eviction
Jade Goody has told the News Of The World newspaper she is donating her fee for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother to charity.

The paper has published the "exclusive story" of Goody - who was voted off the show after racism claims.

It says the fees for the interview and Big Brother will go to charities nominated by Goody and Shilpa Shetty.

In the paper, Goody denied she was racist but admitted making racist comments and bullying Shetty.

Earlier, PR guru Max Clifford said Goody faced an "uphill struggle" to rescue her career.

Millions of viewers

Goody's on-screen disputes with Indian actress Shetty sparked criticism and complaints.

Almost nine million people watched her apologise and deny racism on Channel 4 on Friday, according to early ratings.

I don't want money from something that is wrong. I'm going to give it all to charity
Jade Goody

When asked in the News Of The World if she was racist she said: "No, I'm not a racist, but I accept I made racist comments.

"I don't see people for the colour that they are, or where they come from."

Later in the interview she said: "I don't want to make a penny from this. I don't want it. I don't want money from something that is wrong.

"I'm going to give it all to charity."

Damaged reputation

The paper said her 50,000 Big Brother fee and the 50,000 fee for the interview would all be donated to charities nominated by Goody and Shetty.

The Big Brother press office refused to comment on Goody's decision to donate her fee to charity.

Goody made her name on the non-celebrity version of Big Brother in 2002.

She has since earned millions of pounds through TV shows, magazine deals, an autobiography, a perfume and fitness DVDs.

Mr Clifford said: "Ironically, the programme that made her could be the programme that breaks her."

Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty
Goody and Shetty made up before Friday's eviction

Goody received 82% of the vote after going head-to-head with Shetty in the public eviction on Friday.

Her comments included calling Shetty "Shilpa Poppadom".

Goody told the News Of The World she did not think at the time she was being racist.

"I didn't think poppadom was a racist word," she said.

"I now know that things that I may not think are racist can actually be racist. It's my own fault for not knowing enough about other people's cultures."

I have heard worse so-called abuse on playgrounds and in internet chat rooms - all it helped was the ratings for a very tired programme
Julie, Hereford

The audience for Goody's post-eviction interview peaked at 8.8 million, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The show itself averaged between 7.4 and 7.8 million between 2230 and 2300, while an earlier instalment from 2030 to 2130 averaged 7.4 million.

They were the highest viewing figures in Celebrity Big Brother's history and beat the 7.7 million who watched the last non-celebrity final in August - which was Channel 4's largest audience of 2006.

The Archbishop of York said the latest Big Brother show had revealed an "ugly underbelly in society only too ready to point the finger at the foreigner".

Also on Saturday, London mayor Ken Livingstone told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think everyone is delighted that we got the result we did last night."

A spokesman for Shetty's family said: "This vote has shown that goodness always prevails, like in Bollywood films."

Jade Goody leaving the Big Brother house

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