Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I'm Disgusted ( Ousted Jade

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I'm Disgusted ( Ousted Jade

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Byline: By Alison Purdy

Jade Goody, at the centre of the Celebrity Big Brother race row, said she was "disgusted" with herself after watching footage of her behaviour.

Following her eviction from the house last night, Jade told Davina McCall that watching the video clips of her attacks on Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty made uncomfortable viewing.

Jade, who denied being a racist, said: "In all honesty, I'm disgusted with myself witnessing what I've seen. I do not approve of any of my actions and I do not approve of the words that came out of my mouth".

When Jade walked out of the house, instead of a noisy crowd she was greeted by an eerie silence after Big Brother bosses cancelled the audience in the wake of the furore.

Before filling her in on the international condemnation her behaviour has attracted, Davina told her: "You must be one of the only people in England or around the planet who had no idea of the impact that Celebrity Big Brother has had."

Davina, who shares an agent with the former dental nurse, then proceeded to give Jade a fierce grilling.

"I am not a racist person," Jade insisted.

But after watching the film she said she could see why her actions had caused such a row: "I look like a complete and utter nasty small person, the sort of person I don't like myself. I am not a racist and I sincerely, with my hand on my heart, apologise to anyone I have offended out there.

"It was not meant in the way it was shown."

She added: "I am not going to sit here and try to justify myself. Yes, I said those things and they were nasty ( but no, I'm not a racist.

"I do not judge people by the colour of their skin, where they come from or anything. What that house has taught me is that people can come from different countries and different backgrounds and they're just different. …

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