Danniella Westbrook Hollyoaks return confirmed
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 April 2015
Danniella Westbrook's return to 'Hollyoaks' has been confirmed by soap bosses
'Hollyoaks' bosses have confirmed Danniella Westbrook is returning for a "limited time".
The 41-year-old actress has signed up for another guest stint as former jail-bird Trudy Ryan, having previously appeared briefly on the Channel 4 soap in early 2013 in a storyline which led to her character's ex-cellmate Jacqui McQueen's departure from the show.
A show spokesperson told Digital Spy:"We are pleased to be welcoming Danniella back as Trudy for a limited time. She was a great asset to the show in 2013 as part of Jacqui's leaving story."
It was previously revealed the actress - who revealed last year she was homeless - saw returning to the soap as a way of "turning a corner" and getting her life fully back on track.
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.