Jack Tweed, the grieving husband of the late Jade Goody, who is facing a second jail term this week, has revealed plans to register the Jade Goody name as a trade mark with a view to living off it for the rest of his life.
Tweed, who will hear on Thursday if he is to receive a prison sentence for assaulting a taxi driver, married the ex-reality TV show star shortly before her death, and is now hoping to cash in on the Goody memorabilia filling the shelves in most shops and department stores.
Jade Goody dolls, Jade Goody cosmetics, Jade Goody stationery, even authentic Jade Goody pork sausages have all been selling faster than stocks can be replaced, and Jack is close to becoming a millionaire in the short time since his wife's death.
He now plans to register the Jade Goody name as a trade mark, in order to produce thousands of other ranges of shoddy tat, and has already applied to the Trade Marks Bureau for this purpose.
Max Cash, Jade's former public cyst, reacted angrily to the news, saying:
"I think it's despicable that someone should be so callous as to try to make money off this poor, brave girl's name. He's a parasite!"