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Jade Goody statue for home town?

Jade Goody is to be commemorated with a statue near her childhood home in Bermondsey, south London. Jade Goody (PA Photos)

Bob Skelly, chair of Bermondsey community council, told the Mirror: “The council has plans for the Dickens Estate area where Jade grew up, and I’m sure we could do something.” The announcement comes after councils in both Bermondsey and Essex, near Jade’s residence in Upshire, were bombarded by requests from the public for a permanent memorial to the reality TV star, who died on March 22.

Jade’s family support the idea of a statue: “It’s wonderful news,” spokesperson Max Clifford said last night.

In other Jade news, the Daily Star reports that Michael Jackson will attend the star’s funeral on Saturday – we’ll believe that when we see it. Jacko was moved by Jade’s battle when he was in London last month to promote his O2 Arena gigs, and phoned her to wish her well. He didn’t speak to Jade directly, but apparently promised Jack that he would try to make it to her funeral.

Jade will be laid to rest in St John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill on April 4.

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