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The 'race row' between Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty in the Celebrity Big Brother house caused an international incident in 2007 - here's everything you need to know about the incident.
The second part of the Jade Goody documentary airs tonight, and this episode explores the 2007 'racism row' she became embroiled in when she was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.
Jade, who tragically died from cervical cancer aged 27 in 2009, became the nation's first proper 'reality star' as we know it today after being catapulted into the spotlight when she appeared on the third series of Big Brother in 2003.
After a lucrative TV career in the years following, she was asked to be a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.
However, due to the events that happened inside the house, she became an international hate figure.
Here's everything that happened during Jade Goody's time on Celebrity Big Brother:
Jade Goody entered the CBB house in 2007 with Jackiey Budden and her boyfriend Jack Tweed.
Her appearance on the show soon sparked headlines for bad reasons after she, along with fellow contestants Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd were accused of 'bullying' Shilpa Shetty.
They called the Bollywood actress 'Shilpa Poppadom', and said she needed a 'day in the slums'.
There was an international outcry at the actions of Jade, Jo and Danielle - in India, where Shilpa is a popular celebrity, people burnt effigies of Jade in the street. The situation was also debated in parliament.
During a visit to India, Prime Minister at the time Gordon Brown said: “I want Britain to be seen as a country of fairness and tolerance.
"Anything detracting from this I condemn.”
Jade was evicted from the house on Friday 19 January after receiving 82 per cent of the votes to evict.
In an unprecedented move, Channel 4 did not allow an audience for her eviction, and she came out to a non-existent crowd.
Dermot O'Leary said in the documentary: “It was absolutely insane, the story just got so big so quickly.
“I remember seeing… guys burning effigies of Jade in India and I thought this s*** has got absolutely out of hand.
“The incendiary nature of the whole thing made us really quite worried about her… at the same time it would have been remiss of me in my job not to hold her to account. Yeah, it was difficult.”
By the time Jade was evicted, the number of Ofcom complaints stood at around 40,000.
Jade went on to appear on the Indian version of Big Brother in 2009, but was told that she had cervical cancer while in the house.
Devastatingly, Jade thought that her diagnosis was a punishment for her previous behaviour.
Speaking on the documentary, mother Jackiey Budden says: “One night she felt really scared because, obviously, she knew she was going very soon.
“She said, ‘Mum I feel like they’re coming to get me. They’re coming to get me. It’s going all dark.’
“She said, ‘Is that because I was so bad in Big Brother?'”
Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain on Channel 4 on Wednesdays at 9pm. You can catch up on All 4.