Jade Goody: £1m for wedding
Published 18/02/2009 | 10:39
Jade Goody is expected to earn close to £1 million from the television and magazine rights to her wedding this weekend.
The cancer-stricken reality TV star has finalised deals with OK! magazine and Living TV ahead of her marriage to her boyfriend Jack Tweed on Sunday, her publicist Max Clifford said today.
Mr Clifford said the ceremony would be shown on Living TV, probably in mid-March, as the last in Goody's ongoing series about her illness for the channel.
The film of the wedding will be produced by Kate Jackson, who is also one of the bridesmaids.
Mr Clifford said: "They (Living TV) have an ongoing relationship with Jade but then of course because of what's happened to her, that has become much more sensitive and complicated.
"What I suggested is they film the wedding, and then that's it. There won't be more episodes of the series they have been filming."
It is understood that Goody will earn about £700,000 from OK! magazine, which has also secured the rights to pictures of her children's christening, and around £100,000 from Living TV.
Goody, 27, was told by doctors last week that her cervical cancer is terminal and she has just months to live.
Her wedding is scheduled to take place at Down Hall, a country house hotel in Hertfordshire close to her home in Ongar, Essex.
She has deliberately used media coverage of her illness to raise money for her children, Bobby, five, and Freddie, four, before she dies.