'She breached her contract': Danniella Westbrook has been axed from Hollyoaks return before filming a single scene

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She was set to reprise her role as jailbird Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks.

But Danniella Westbrook has been axed from the Channel 4 soap before even setting foot on set, a show spokesperson has confirmed to MailOnline.

The 41-year-old actress was due to make a comeback as Jacqui McQueen's prison pal for an eight episode run, but TV bosses had 'no choice' but to let her go after she breached her contract.

Axed: Danniella Westbrook won't be reprising her role as Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks this summer, with show bosses stating she 'breached her contract'

Axed: Danniella Westbrook won't be reprising her role as Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks this summer, with show bosses stating she 'breached her contract'

A Hollyoaks spokesperson told MailOnline: 'Danniella breached her contract and it was terminated last week. She will not be filming Hollyoaks.'

However, Danniella's camp has hit back, claiming it was her decision to leave the show because she couldn't bear to live in Liverpool, where filming in based, due to her ex-fiancé Tom Richards.

The blonde recently told how her doomed relationship with the 25-year-old cage fighter, who was arrested in April for allegedly assaulting and harassing her, left her wanting to kill herself with cocaine binges.

Her decision? However, the 41-year-old actress' spokesperson says she chose to quit because she refused to move to Liverpool and be near her ex-fiancé Tom Richards

Her decision? However, the 41-year-old actress' spokesperson says she chose to quit because she refused to move to Liverpool and be near her ex-fiancé Tom Richards

A spokesperson for the star claimed: 'Danniella left Hollyoaks due to the face her ex was going to be staying in Liverpool at the same time, as he has a training camp there. She feared for her safety.'

The troubled actress, who first tried cocaine aged 14, has had a long and well-publicised battle with drug addiction since her EastEnders heyday.

Following the breakdown of her second marriage to billionaire businessman Kevin Jenkins last year, she suffered a relapse after 12 years of sobriety, leading to the loss of her home and missed job opportunities.

Trouble: Danniella says her short-lived engagement to cage fighter Tom Richards sent her into a downward spiral of cocaine use and left her wanting to die 

Trouble: Danniella says her short-lived engagement to cage fighter Tom Richards sent her into a downward spiral of cocaine use and left her wanting to die 

Moving on: The star went public with her new man Jude Moore during a holiday to Spain last week, gazing lovingly at the 20-year-old male model, who is just two years older than her son

 

Moving on: The star went public with her new man Jude Moore during a holiday to Spain last week, gazing lovingly at the 20-year-old male model, who is just two years older than her son

Danniella has turned the page on her troubles, however, proudly showing off her new toyboy, 20-year-old male model Jude Moore during a holiday to Spain last week.

It's early days for the pair and they were putting on a steamy display on the beach as they made their romance official. 

'Nice day for sunbathing on a private boat @JudeMoore_ you just keep on spoiling me .. Your doing a great job', she enthused on Twitter. 

Blast from the past: Danniella's drug abuse started as a teenager after she landed the role of Samantha Mitchell in EastEnders, spending £400 a day on cocaine by the age of 21

Blast from the past: Danniella's drug abuse started as a teenager after she landed the role of Samantha Mitchell in EastEnders, spending £400 a day on cocaine by the age of 21

 

 

 

 

 

By Amadi Slim 23/06/2015 11:48:00