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Jade enters the Indian BB house

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Jade Goody enters the India Big Brother house

Reality TV star Jade Goody has spent her first night on the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother.

It comes 18 months after the 27-year-old was accused of racism towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK show.

Goody told Indian audiences before she went in to the house the incident with Shetty was "in the past" and that she was "not proud of it".

Shetty takes Davina McCall's role on the Indian show, known as Bigg Boss.

"I know I have behaved wrongly but that was my yesterday," Goody said.

"Today, I have changed for the better and I am here to prove it. I am determined to be myself and win everyone's heart."

'Sorry'

Jade Goody
Goody arrived in Mumbai on Friday

So far on the show, Goody has learnt Hindi phrases and Bollywood-style dancing.

As the only non-Indian contestant and first international celebrity on the show, Goody is immune from nominations this week as a mark of hospitality.

Last year's British show attracted 45,000 complaints to media regulator Ofcom over the alleged bullying of Shetty by Jade Goody and fellow contestants, model Danielle Lloyd and singer Jo O'Meara.

It also led to a protest in the eastern Indian city of Patna which saw the burning of an effigy.

A month after leaving the house, Goody visited India and told the Indian community: "I am sorry for the hurt and pain that my actions caused."




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