Danniella Westbrook lands first acting gig in six years as she signs up for new role | The Sun

DANNIELLA Westbrook has landed her first acting gig in six years after signing up for a new role.

The 48-year-old star will be throwing herself back into the acting world in an ‘adult panto’ in London’s West End.

Former EastEnders star Danniella is set to play the role of Fairy Godmother in Sinderfella – London’s longest-running adult panto.

The mum-of-two is set to star alongside Big Brother star Simon Gross in the show.

A source told The Sun: “Danniella started her career on stage years ago so she is super excited to get back to her roots and return to theatre.

"She is nervous as she hasn't acted since she returned to EastEnders back in 2016, but her passion has always been acting so she is super excited for this next chapter of her career."

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Sinderfella is described as a “delightful and risqué version” of Disney classic Cinderella.

Earlier this year, Danniella took a swipe at hit BBC soap EastEnders after finding out her character Sam Mitchell was to be reprised by Kim Medcalf, instead of her.

The star played the fiery blonde throughout the 90s but was replaced by Kim from 2002 to 2005, before Danniella took on the role again in 2009 and 2016.

She has since admitted she "wouldn't have" gone back to the BBC One soap anyway because she was going through "a lot of operations” at the time.

Danniella warned EastEnders bosses there could have been "very serious consequences" as a result of not telling her they had re-cast Sam.

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The star – who has battled drug addiction since she was a teenager – insisted producers had a "responsibility" to tell her the news personally and suggested it could have triggered a relapse if she wasn't in such a good place now.

Danniella previously threatened to take legal action against the BBC over the re-cast.

Posting on Twitter, she wrote: "Wishing Kim the best of luck at @BBCEastenders_ yet again this poor woman has to recreate a Samantha Mitchell as close to my last two recent come backs on the square go smash it darling..x oh but not to @bbceastenders my legal team will be in touch.(sic)"

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