Daniella Westbrook: “I don’t care what people say about my looks”

by Lisa McGarry

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Daniella Westbrook has faced major criticism since returning to our screens on BBC soap, Eastenders and much of the negative comments have been aimed at her changed appearance and dwindling looks.

The 35-year-old actress isn’t ‘bovvered’ by the remakrs though and told The Mirror:

“I don’t care what people say about my looks,” she says. “I know I’m never going to win any awards for being beautiful.

“They’ve said I look older and less attractive. But they can say what they like because it’s water off a duck’s back to me. I’m 20 years older and after what I put my body through what am I supposed to look like – a teenager?

“I’m bloody lucky to be alive. Every day I wake up and think, ‘Thank God I’m here and in one piece’. That feeling doesn’t fade. I could be dead now. I just feel lucky to still be here.”

Daniella claims to have completely turned her life around since her days of drug addiction and she says that although her life is boring, its the best it has ever been.

“My life is pretty boring now,” she laughs, “but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I shut the front door and I’m mum. I do the school run, go to Tesco and I walk my dogs. I’ve been sober for nine years in March.

“We don’t even have a drop of alcohol in the house. Weekends are spent watching Strictly or having a barbecue. There’s no temptation with drugs because I’m not in an environment where they are.

“The closest I come to coke these days is the bottled variety at the kids’ birthday parties. There’s no chance of slipping up because there’s no temptation. I’m 35. Can you imagine me in a nightclub?”