23 Apr 2009
JADE GOODY'S GHOST HAS SPOOKED ME OUT OF MY £1M HOME
He’s sick and tired of all the media attention over the past six months and is fed up with the mountain of flowers outside his home
Jade Goody’s neighbour is selling his £1million country pad because he is being haunted by the reality star.
Brad Porrett, 51, lives in the house next to Jade’s converted barn, where she lost her battle with cancer last month.
The neighbour, who was involved in a driveway spat with the realty TV star shortly before her death, is reportedly “sick” of fans and photographers visiting.
And pals say Mr Porrett feels the whole barn is “a bit eerie” since Jade died and reckons it will always remind him of the media furore surrounding her death.
He has now made the decision to sell his home in Waltham Abbey, Essex, which is part of the huge converted barn made up of four homes.
A pal of Mr Porrett said yesterday: “He’s selling despite the housing market slump.
“He’s sick and tired of all the media attention over the past six months and is fed up with the mountain of flowers outside his home.
“It has been constant ever since she was first diagnosed with cancer and he knows that it will be like that for a long time yet.”
Yesterday it was reported that Jade’s home was up for sale and her family had decided to sell it.
But we can reveal the house is in fact owned by Mr Porrett and he is now terrified hundreds of fans of the Big Brother star will descend on his home to “view” it.
Our source said: “The last thing he wants now is for people to arrange viewings of his home just to see where Jade lived.
“He wants people to know that it is not Jade’s house that’s up for sale but his.”
The four-bedroom home, almost identical to Jade’s house, is on the market for £949,000 and has a huge garden with breathtaking views.
Meanwhile, it emerged yesterday that Jade’s grieving husband Jack Tweed, 21, has turned to God and is reading the Bible in prison.
Jack, who has been jailed for 12 weeks for assaulting a taxi driver, is spending hours in his cell in Chelmsford Prison, Essex, reading some of Jade’s favourite passages.