Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal pay tribute to Jade Goody on 'Big Brother: Best Shows Ever'

Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal paid tribute to the late Jade Goody on Monday's instalment of Big Brother: Best Shows Ever.

The highlights programme looked back on series three of the reality show which made Goody a household name as the hosts reflected on why the star was an ideal housemate.

"In BB3, she was probably the perfect housemate," Clark-Neal noted. "If we had a factory where we were able to build housemates, I think Jade would be one of the first off of that production line. She really, really would."

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McCall went on: "She was beautifully flawed. And I think all of us could relate to her in some form or another.

Jade Goody greets presenter Davina McCall as she leaves the Big Brother house at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire to become the ninth contestant to be evicted as the fly-on-the-wall show reached its dramatic finale. (Photo by Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

"We felt for her, we cried for her, we laughed at her. Then we started laughing with her. Then we loved her with all of our hearts. She was just an extraordinary person."

The then 20-year-old Goody finished in 4th place of the competition and went on to wide-spread fame in the UK.

Goody returned to Big Brother for the celebrity version in 2007 where she was caught up in a racism row due to comments made about fellow contestant and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty.

Jade Goody contestant of Bigg Boss 2 arrives at Mumbai International Airport. (Photo by Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In the wake of the controversy she appeared on the Indian version of the reality show, Bigg Boss, however, her stay was short lived after she learned of her cervical cancer diagnosis and flew home to the UK.

She died less than a year later at the age of 27, survived by her two sons Bobby and Freddie who she shared with Jeff Brazier.

Eldest son Bobby recently shared a tribute to his mother on what would've been her 39th birthday.