Parkinson brands Jade "ignorant and puerile"

Michael Parkinson has branded Jade Goody "ignorant and puerile" just days after the funeral of the reality star. Writing in the Radio Times, the former BBC talk show host claimed that the former Big Brother contestant represented "all that is paltry and wretched about Britain today".

Parky acknowledged Goody's place in British TV history, but for all of the wrong reasons in his opinion: "Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it’s significant, it’s nothing to be proud of".

The BBC leg-end wrote that while Jade's death was a tragedy, the reality star shouldn't be put up on a pedestal: "Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it’s not the passing of a martyr or a saint, or, God help us, Princess Di."

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