Danniella Westbrook is heading back to HOLLYOAKS: “Blessed 2 b back!”

And she’ll be playing a jailbird. Again.


by Emmeline Saunders |
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Joy and sunlight and peace and the sheer happiness of being alive: Danniella Westbrook has been accepted back on the Hollyoaks payroll and will be reappearing on the soap VERY SOON.

The 41-year-old actress, who last year went backrupt and claimed to be homeless, will return to the village to reprise her role as Trudy Ryan, an ex-jailbird friend of Jacqui McQueen. Danniella broke the news this morning, tweeting:

A Hollyoaks spokesperson said: “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.”

Daniella’s had a rough time of it lately – last year she lost her home, had to sign on the dole and got turned down for a council house, prompting rumours she was set to move into the Celebrity Big Brother house just to have a roof over her head.

But now things are looking a bit more positive for her. Well, she’s started up a new website, Danniellas.com, which… uh… well, it sort of offers savings advice.


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