Danniella Westbrook 'sacked' from EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2017
Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook would love to return to 'EastEnders' but doesn't think bosses will be up for the idea

Danniella Westbrook has been "sacked" from 'EastEnders'.

The 43-year-old actress reprised her role as mega bitch Sam Mitchell briefly last year when her alter ego's mother Peggy Mitchell (Dame Barbara Windsor) tragically passed away and, although she'd love to return in the near future, she thinks she's now been permanently axed.

Speaking to The Sun Online, she said: "Always, love 'EastEnders'. The last time I went back fans [wanted me back] because [Sam's] a superbitch and there's good tension between her and Sharon [Mitchell, played by Letitia Dean] and all that stuff. And now because you haven't got the Pauline [Fowler, portrayed by Wendy Richard], Peggy and Pat [Butcher, Pam St. Clement] types older characters and it needs Sam, Sharon and Roxy but they just won't do it. They just will not do it. They have said I'm sacked, I'm this and that, they seem to use me for PR and not for the work."

The blonde beauty is currently in Marbella, Spain - where she spends the winter months - but hasn't had the best time recently as she was mugged by two men on motorbikes last week.

The actress was walking back to her apartment earlier this week when the villains raced by on their bikes and grabbed her designer bag from her shoulders.

She said recently: "F***ing hell, I'm shook up. I'm an old girl now. It could have been a lot worse. I was just walking along with my bag on my shoulder, kerbside, and I wasn't in the road. They must have obviously gone past a few times.

"I'm literally walking along one minute on the phone and I just felt something pull me. It was like when someone pushes you to go by fast. As it pulled me I said, 'Pardon me' and I just saw my bag starting to go. I started to get half dragged and I just put my arm out and the bag just come off my arm and they just went."

Danniella - who has had cash flow issues over the past year after a battle with septicaemia forced her out of work - not only lost her expensive Prada bag in the attack but also 600 Euros, a phone, an expensive watch and some clothes.

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