Strange liaisons: The Prince, the ring and the Bermondsey bruiser

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In conclusive proof that opposites attract, the odd couple of the week were Prince Azim, multisquillionaire prince of Brunei, and Bermondsey bruiser Jade Goody. The pair hung out in nightclubs, accompanied at all times by her dimwit boyfriend Jack. "He wanted to meet me, we met and got on like a house on fire," she said coolly. "He gave me a ring and it is huge, full of diamonds. He said, 'Take this' and I was like, 'I can't'."

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