Channel 4's Jade Goody documentary series came to its heartbreaking conclusion last night (August 21), as it detailed the last seven months of her life.
The final instalment of Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain tracked Goody's time in Indian Big Brother, also known as Bigg Boss, and her cervical cancer diagnosis to her's and Jack Tweed's wedding and her death.
Fans tuning in found the whole episode "tragic", but the moment when Goody entered the Bigg Boss house and was greeted by host Shilpa Shetty turned out to be particularly chilling.
"I really have to salute your spirit," the Bollywood actress told the media personality, setting aside the animosity between them since the Celebrity Big Brother racism row kicked off the previous year. "You really have a never say die attitude."
Just two days later, Bigg Boss called Goody into the Diary Room, where she was told that she had cervical cancer. Even her phone call to doctors in London was recorded and televised.
As the episode aired last night, viewers took to Twitter to say that filming Goody's reaction to the news was "horrible" and proof that reality TV had taken "a step too far" in the late 2000s.
"I didn't know she got the news about her illness on TV," one social media said.
"How the hell did they get away with broadcasting that..... Shocking," wrote another.
"Whatever you think about #JadeGoody being told you've got cancer on live TV was wrong," a third added. "Reality television has a lot to answer for."
They should of NEVER of filmed jade goody phone call receiving the news that she has cancer. How disgraceful from that point there she was robbed of her privacy for ever !! Awful awful awful #jadegoody
Goody left the Bigg Boss house early to return to the UK, but stayed very much in the public eye and remained candidly transparent about her deteriorating health.
Goody received news of her cervical cancer diagnosis during her time in the 'Bigg Boss' house (Channel 4/EndemolShine India)
Dental nurse Jade Goody greets presenter Davina McCall as she leaves the Big Brother house at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire to become the ninth contestant to be evicted as the fly-on-the-wall show reached its dramatic finale.
Big Brother fans await the eviction from the house at Elstree Studios, making their feelings quite clear.
Big Brother 3 contestant Jade Goody (left) and winner Kate Lawler, during a photocall at Channel 4 headquarters in London to launch the new book "Inside Big Brother: Getting In and Staying In", published by Channel 4 Books .
Big Brother 3 contestant Jade Goody arriving with Avid Merrion (from Channel 4's Bo' Selecta) for the annual TV Quick Awards, which are voted for entirely by the public, at The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London.
Big Brother 3 contestant Jade Goody during a photocall at the Honourable Artillery Company, Armory House, London, to launch the launch of Cancer Research UK hot air balloon which will be drifting over the skies of London, to increase awareness of Cancer Research.
Jade and her boyfriend Jeff Brazier at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party at the London Arena.
Jade Goody backstage after her performance in Snow White at Woodville Halls, Gravesend in Kent. Full length, funny, make-up, short denim mini skirt, suede boots.
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Big Brother 3 contestant Jade Goody arriving for the recording of 'TV Moments 2002' at BBC TV Centre in West London.
Big brother 3 star Jade Goody poses for photographs during a photocall in London as part of the launch of a new national charity event - Wrong Trousers Day - which aims to raise millions of pounds for children's hospitals and hospices around the UK. * ... by asking people to wear the wrong trousers. To get involved or sign up go to www.wrongtrousersday.org.
Former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody arrives for the 2003 TV Moments Awards, held at the BBC Television Centre, London.
A pregnant Jade Goody and son Bobby Jack attending the UK Premiere of Garfield in Leicester Square, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
Reality TV star Jade Goody and her newborn son Freddie pose for photographers during the launch of Huggies Big Scream at Brixton Ritzy Cinema in south London. Sponsored by Huggies, Big Scream in association with Picturehouse Cinemas is a weekly showing of the latest film releases whereby mums and dads are encouraged to bring their babies into the cinema with them.
Jeff Brazier pulls the hood on Jade Goody's coat at the celebrity start of the London Marathon 2006 in Blackheath, south east London.
Jade Goody signs copies of her autobiography, at Borders Bookstore, Oxford Street, central London.
Jade Goody (right) and Jack Tweedy at T4 On The Beach, in Weston-Super-Mare.
Jade Goody and family arriving for the premiere of Garfield 2 at the VUE cinema in Leicester Square, London. Picture date: Sunday 16 July 2006. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA.
(left-right) Alan Carr (as Aisleyne), Jade Goody (as Susie) and Justin Lee-Collins (as Jayne) in a Big Brother spoof on the Friday Night Project (TX: Friday 2230 Channel 4), London Studios, south London.
Jade Goody leaves her Essex home, this afternoon.
Flowers and tributes laid down at the home of the late Jade Goody, who passed away in the early hours of the morning, at her home in Essex.
Members of the public among the floral tributes outside the home of reality TV star Jade Goody in Upshire, Essex.
Jade Goody's coffin is taken out of FA Albin & Sons funeral directors in Bermondsey, as the funeral procession makes its way through Bermondsey in south-east London, during its journey to St John the Baptist Church in Essex, where the funeral will take place.
Jade Goody's funeral procession makes its way through Loughton, Essex.
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During an appearance on This Morning, Goody could be seen telling presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "I've got a great medical team and if I give up, if I stop, I know my brain will eat over and I know I'll get depressed. I'd get down, and I don't want to be that.
"I just want to carry on as normal. Me staying busy is my way of getting better."