Jade Goody leaves ‘Bigg Boss 2’ due to cancer

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Jade Goody has left the Indian ‘Big Brother’ series, a couple of days it started after it was announced to her that she had been diagoned with cervical cancer.

Colors, the Hindi general entertainment channel from Viacom-18, has launched the second season of the drama packed reality show ‘Bigg Boss 2’, produced by Endemol, on 17th August.

Goody, 27, abruptly flew out of India to return home for treatment, just days after arriving in Mumbai. She spoke to her doctor in Britain, then ran out in tears and announced to her housemates on the show, “I have cancer.”

Goody’s appearance on ‘Big Boss 2’ came 18 months after she was accused of racism on British TV’s Celebrity Big Brother due to her taunting of Bollywood actress and fellow contestant Shilpa Shetty, who is now the host of ‘Big Boss 2’.

Watch the moment when Jade Goody left the show below.
Ratings for the show

‘Bigg Boss 2’ sounds to be very encouraging for the viewers. In the launch episode, which aired from 20:00 – 23:45 on 17th August, Colors managed to draw close to 43 lakh viewers to the show, according to aMap data for C&S 4+, HSM.

In the time band in which ‘Bigg Boss 2’ was aired, it was the most watched show with an TVR of 1.4. In the same time band, STAR Plus aired Hindi movie, ‘Zameen’, and ZEE TV had ‘Gold Awards’, while Sony Entertainment Television Asia aired the movie ‘Jabb We Met’.

aMap data reveals that on 17th August, Colors garnered a share of 23.3 per cent in the overall GEC pie, at par with STAR Plus, which commanded 23.5 per cent.