Danniella Westbrook returning to Hollyoaks?
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 April 2015
Danniella Westbrook is reportedly set to reprise her role as ex-jailbird Trudy Ryan in 'Hollyoaks' following a tough year, during which she announced she'd been made homeless
Danniella Westbrook is to reprise her role in 'Hollyoaks'.
The 41-year-old actress has reportedly been offered the chance to return to the Channel 4 soap - which she starred on from 2012 to 2013 - as ex-jailbird Trudy Ryan.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's a huge thing for Danniella.
"She has been through a lot of financial hardship over recent times.
"Now she's going to be earning a good wage back on TV like the old days. Hopefully, this will really help her turn a corner."
The former 'EastEnders' star, who played Sam Mitchell on the soap from 1990 to 2000 and again from 2009 to 2010, has previously struggled with drug addiction and revealed last year that she'd been made homeless due to her lack of finances.
However, after returning to therapy following her split from on/off boyfriend and ex-fiance Tom Richards, she now appears to have turned over a new leaf.
Danniella had reportedly begun working at a pub in north London before launching her own deals website last month, and she's now set to return to acting on one of Britain's most popular soaps.