Jack Tweed

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Jack Tweed
Born Jack Andrew Tweed
(1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 27)
Waltham Forest, London, England
Residence Buckhurst Hill, Essex[1]
Nationality British
Known for Jade Goody's widower
Television Celebrity Big Brother 5
Spouse(s) Jade Goody (2009)

Jack Andrew Tweed[2] (born 9 June 1987) is Jade Goody's widower and was a contestant in the fifth series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Big Brother[edit]

Tweed was born in Waltham Forest, London,[2] and has a younger brother, Lewis.[1] He entered the Big Brother House on 5 January 2007 as a member of Goody's family. Possessing a rather limited, vulgar vocabulary, he courted controversy over allegedly referring to fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty as a "cunt"[3] and "Paki"[4] and suggested that she should remove objects from the toilet with her teeth. When Goody apologised to Shetty, Tweed confessed that he was very disappointed with Goody for apologising and used the abusive terms "dick" and "wanker" to refer to Shetty. Following Goody's eviction, he spent more time with former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd, who was said to be flirting with him and told him "I love you" when she was drunk.[5] In May 2007, Endemol released previously withheld material in which Jo O'Meara, Tweed and Goody constructed a limerick which Endemol claimed was based around, although it did not directly use, the word "Paki".

Personal life[edit]

Tweed married Goody on 22 February 2009. At that time, she was terminally ill with metastatic cervical cancer, from which she died just a month later, on 22 March.

Legal issues[edit]

On 1 September 2008, Tweed was sentenced to 18 months in prison for ABH for attacking a 16-year-old boy with a golf club in December 2006, one month before appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. He served four months of the sentence before being released on licence, monitored via electronic tagging, on 27 January 2009.[6]

On 3 March 2009, Tweed was convicted of common assault for attacking a taxi driver in May 2008.[7] The following month, he received a 12-week prison sentence for the crime.[8]

On 5 September 2009 Tweed was charged with rape, following an allegation by a 19-year-old woman[9] that he and another man had raped her in his Woodford Green house the previous day. Tweed was held on remand through revocation of his existing licence, without application for bail, to appear before Snaresbrook Crown Court on 21 September 2009.[10] After the court hearing on 21 September 2009, Tweed was remanded in custody again, that time until 16 November 2009.[11] At a further hearing at Snaresbrook on 22 December 2009 he was remanded until his trial on 12 April 2010.[12] Both defendants were found not guilty on 26 April 2010.[13]

In January 2011, Tweed was arrested outside a nightclub in Chigwell, Essex, run by his best friend Mark Wright, who featured in the ITV2 reality show The Only Way Is Essex, on suspicion of affray[14] after having punched a man.[15] He admitted common assault and was sentenced at Redbridge Magistrates' Court to an 18-month supervision order, 100 hours of unpaid work and attendance on an anti-offending programme.[15] He was ordered to pay £625 costs.[15] His brother was also convicted of common assault.[15]


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