Jade Goody Dies

Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (5 June 1981 – 22 March 2009) was an English media personality.

She came into the public spotlight while appearing on the third series of the Channel 4 reality TV programme Big Brother in 2002, an appearance which led to her own television programmes and the launch of her own products after her eviction.

Big Brother is highly publicised in the UK, more or less all leading tabloid newspapers and gossip magazines cover the series. The show has also made headlines on leading news channels such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CNN and Sky news. After leaving the House, Housemates usually have short lived fame. Endemol gives Housemates a choice of agents when leaving the House. Some have gone on to have their own reality TV shows, perfumes, DVDs, singles, columns and more. Some of them appear in magazines, newspapers, radio stations, and even television programmes. They often attend film premieres and other red carpet events. Though for most, their fame generally subsides shortly after the series finale. To date the most successful former Big Brother Housemates is Jade Goody, who died in 2009. Other successful housemates include Brian Dowling who has landed a career in television presenting and voice over work, Kate Lawler who worked as a television presentor on high profile Channel 4 programme Rise and later a DJ, Chanelle Hayes who released her own single, launched her own fragrance, starred in another reality show and had 2008's third best selling calendar[citation needed], and Alison Hammond who works as a presenter on ITV's This Morning.