Cancer-stricken Jade Goody is to marry her fiance Jack Tweed on Sunday, her publicist confirmed today.
The 27-year-old reality TV star, who was told last week she has just months to live, briefly left London’s Royal Marsden Hospital yesterday in a wheelchair to exchange engagement rings with Tweed, 21.
Friend and publicist Max Clifford said today that the couple are preparing for a Sunday ceremony. He said: "I spoke to Jade last night and it is all on for Sunday."
The couple are hoping to get married at the plush Down Hall country house, in Hatfield Heath, Herts.
Goody told The Sun: "I am going to die in this hospital, so I don’t want to get married here.
"But wherever we tie the knot, I’m determined to walk down that aisle."
She said she has "lost her balance", which the doctors were not sure was a sign of her illness or just general weakness. "But I’m hoping I will have the strength to walk on my big day. It would be so cruel to be robbed of that one last thing as well," Goody added.
Goody and Tweed visited Harrods yesterday where the bride-to-be picked out a wedding dress, a gift from the store’s owner Mohamed Al Fayed.
Sir Elton John has offered one of his homes as the location for the ceremony and messages of help and support have been sent by Jonathan Ross, Simon Cowell and Dale Winton.
Speaking on Sky News yesterday, Mr Clifford said: "This has given her something to think about, a happy event.
"The wedding, the Christening of her two boys, these are all positive things to focus on as opposed to the cancer and what is happening to her and what she is going through."
Mr Clifford said the star also picked out Armani suits for her two sons, Bobby, five, and Freddie, four.
Asked about her remaining in the spotlight during her illness, Mr Clifford said: "Jade has said it is the best thing for her and she is doing things the way she wants to do them.
"She will continue to give interviews providing she is medically able to.
"If she wants it stopped, it stops."
Goody was diagnosed with her cancer last August