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Daniella Westbrook axed from Hollyoaks


Danniella Westbrook has been axed from Hollyoaks before filming a single scene.

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

“Danniella breached her contract and it was terminated last week. She will not be filming Hollyoaks,” a Hollyoaks spokesperson confirmed.

However, the star’s manager told The Mirror that Westbrook pulled out of her own accord because filming locations are apparently near where her former partner Tom Richards holds cagefighting training.

“Danniella decided not to go ahead with her time at Hollyoaks down to her ex and the fact that he has a training camp next door to where she was staying,” her manager said.

“Danniella did not feel she would be safe in Liverpool.”

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.

Richards has since denied that he would be present in Liverpool, tweeting: “For the record I Will NOT be moving to Liverpool for my training I am signed with @CageRageDave and @UCMMA here in London.”