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Big Brother's Jade for Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 04:42 13 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:37 03 March 2010

BIG Brother's Jade Goody looks set to take a practical lesson in geography when she arrives in the region she once thought was near Tunisia.

By JO MACDONALD

joanne.macdonald@eveningstar.co.uk

BIG Brother's Jade Goody looks set to take a practical lesson in geography when she arrives in the region she once thought was near Tunisia.

Jade, who became infamous for a catalogue of gaffes when she endured ten weeks in the Big Brother house earlier this year, is coming to Brannigans in Ipswich on Wednesday.

She became the face of ridicule when, in a conversation with Spencer, she referred to East Anglia as East Angular before asking whether it was abroad.

"'Every time people tell me they work in East Angular, I actually think they're talking about near Tunisia and places like that," she had said.

It was the culmination of a baffling chat with Spencer, who hails from Cambridge, in which she confusingly asked if his home city was in London or in Kent. The nation was left startled at her apparent lack of geographical knowledge and, at times, common sense.

Now the chance has arisen to ask the girl herself whether she has swotted up on her general knowledge, as she will be answering questions on stage when she appears at the Cardinal Park next week.

Since she left the house the 21-year-old from Bermondsey, in London, has admitted her intellect is not as high as most but has gone a long way to endearing herself to the nation.

She is also enjoying her moment of fame, attending celebrity bashes, making personal appearances up and down the country and hiring in a personal trainer in a bid to get rid of her 'kebab' belly.

But the country cannot forget the frequent slip ups and gaffes that have become indoctrinated in memory as Jadeisms.

While in the house she was heard to confuse footballer Rio Ferdinand with a Brazilian city when she questioned whether Rio de Janeiro was a person.

She left her fellow housemates bemused when she stated her belief that Mother Theresa was related to Albert Einstein, or as she referred to him Heinstein, and that Inspector Morse and Sherlock Holmes were also related.

And few viewers of the hit Channel 4 reality show can forget her lack of understanding of veruccas which led to an explosive confrontation with Adele.

Her lack of apparent intellect charmed her to many, left others merely entertained while some were left merely pondering how the nation's education system had failed her so badly.

n Jade will be answering questions at Brannigans, in Cardinal Park, Ipswich at 11pm on September 18. Entry to the club is £2 in advance or £3 on the door.

HERE is the full transcript of that unforgettable conversation. It began when Jade asked Spencer what he did for a living.

Spencer: "You know you see those people in Venice standing on the back of gondolas, pushing it around?"

Jade: "They don't do that on the Thames though, do they?"

Spencer: "No. I don't work on the Thames. I work in Cambridge."

Jade: "Is there not the Thames there?"

Spencer: "No!"

Jade: "Is there a river called the Cambridge river?"

Spencer: "Yeah, it's called the Cam."

Jade: "Really? You swear? I only thought there was the Thames. I thought that was the main one in London."

Spencer: "It is. I don't live in London."

Jade: "I'm confused. I thought Cambridge was in London. I knew Birmingham weren't in London."

Spencer: "Would you like to go and tell the group what you just said?"

Jade: "No..."

Spencer: "Cambridge is a city."

Jade: "But we've got a city in London."

Spencer: "Yes. This city is called London. And there's different parts of it. Cambridge is a city."

Jade: "Of where? Kent?"

Jade: "Well England's a country, London's a city, Bermondsey's just a throw-off. Now where are you? What's your country, and what's your things?"

Spencer: "What country am I from? England. The city is called Cambridge, the county Cambridgeshire."

Jade: "So not Kent then?"

Spencer: "Nooooo… The region is called East Anglia."

Jade: "East Angular? That's abroad. Is there not a place called East Angular abroad?"

Spencer: "Jade, have you been taking the stupid pills again?"

Jade: "Every time people tell me they work in East Angular, I actually think they're talking about near Tunisia and places like that. Am I thick?"

Spencer: "Well, I hate to say it, but you are."

Jade: "Cos Scottish and Irish and all that comes under England, doesn't it?"

Spencer: "No… They come under Great Britain. Scotland and Wales have their own flags. Northern Ireland and Ireland are different."

Jade: "So they're not together? Where's Berlin?"

Spencer: "Germany"

Jade's bio

Born: June 5, 1981

Starsign: Gemini

Hometown: Bermondsey, London

Loves: shopping and gossip

Addicted to: magazines

Hates: ketchup

Favourite film: Rush Hour

Favourite food: kebab

Favourite pop band: The Police

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