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Figure in British TV ruckus is out

January 20, 2007|From Reuters

LONDON — Jade Goody, accused of being a racist for her treatment of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was evicted from Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" show by viewers Friday.

The 25-year-old was considered likely to be kicked out by public vote after she was cast as the villain of a program that triggered protests and dominated headlines in Britain and India, prompted a sponsor to pull out and may threaten Goody's career.

After leaving the Big Brother house, Goody appeared embarrassed after watching footage from the series and from recent news bulletins.

"I'm not going to sit here and try and justify myself," she said, but added, "I am not a racist and I sincerely ... apologize to anybody I've offended out there."

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