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Danniella Westbrook announces new career and says it gives her ‘a better buzz than any drug’


Former EastEnders star Daniella Westbrook has shared the details of her new career change.

Daniella, 48, has announced that she is training to be a therapist, holistic healer and yoga teacher and says this spiritual new direction in life gives her a “better buzz than any drug.”

In an exclusive to The Sun, she opened up about her new career switch-up in the latest episode of her pal’s Paul Danan – who played Sol Patrick in Hollyoaks – podcast.

Speaking on, The Morning After with Paul Danan podcast, the former coke addict opened up about how helping others is her new drug of choice.

Danniella said: “I am actually going off to work at a holistic centre in Harrogate. A friend of mine has opened one, they have sound healing, reiki, therapists, all different stuff.”



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Danniella Westbrook reveals her surprising new career change

In order to become a therapist, Danniella is currently studying for an NVQ in therapy and is training to become a yoga teacher.

Alongside her new career adventure, Danniella has been approached to run a mental health course by Kirklees council in Yorkshire to help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as their families.

The former EastEnders Sam Mitchell actress opened up about her love and joy for helping other people.



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Talking about her new job she said, ‘[it]gives me a better buzz than any drug’

She said: “As much as I love acting and will always love being an actor… my love for helping others, especially within this vile vicious illness that we all suffer from, gives me more joy than acting.”

Danniella is famous for several stints on EastEnders as Phil and Grant’s younger sister during the 90s and 2000s.

The actress was cast as Sam in the early noughties but Danniella was axed due to her drug use away from the show.

In the 90s Daniella underwent much-publicised cocaine which caused the complete erosion of her nasal septum.



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Danniella has opened up about her new career on Paul Danan’s podcast

Twenty years on, things have picked back up for the actress as she was recently linked to a mystery man.

Cosying up to new man Terry Andrews, Daniella’s new flame has left her fans stunned as she stepped out with her new partner looking totally loved up.

The exciting new romance comes days after the 48-year-old actress and TV star debuted her new look.

She is currently undergoing surgery to rebuild her face and is having filler and Botox to do so.

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