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Goody back home for cancer tests

Jade Goody arrives back in the UK
Goody looked tired and drained on her arrival at Heathrow Airport

TV star Jade Goody looked visibly upset as she arrived back in the UK after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

The mother-of-two has returned home for more tests and treatment after speaking to her doctor.

The 27-year-old, who had been appearing in the Indian version of Big Brother, called Bigg Boss, flew into London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday night.

She broke down in tears as she was met by a number of photographers and left the airport via a private exit.

Her publicist, Max Clifford, confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday.

Mr Clifford said: "Jade had some tests recently, then she went off to India to appear in the Indian Big Brother."

He added her consultant had been in touch and insisted she returned to the UK straight away.

"We put the consultant in touch with the programme-maker in India and, because of the circumstances, [he] was allowed to speak to her and explain the results of her tests."

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Jade Goody leaves the Indian Big Brother house

Speaking before she entered the house, Goody spoke to the magazine Reveal.

"I will worry for my beautiful boys if I get unwell. I live for them," she said.

"I have to keep working to support my family. It's not an option to stop.

"It's always difficult working away from home but I can't wait around for the doctors to find out what's wrong with me. I need to keep working.

"I know it sounds crazy, and a lot of people will criticise me for it, but I have to pay the bills at the end of the day."


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