EX-EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook has hit out on the BBC for not telling her they’d recast her Albert Sq. character with a unique actress.
The Solar on Sunday revealed final week that Kim Medcalf, 48, will play Sam Mitchell — the fiery daughter of Queen Vic legend Peggy Mitchell, with filming starting this month.
However 48-year-old Danniella — who made her debut as Sam in 1990 and final appeared within the position in 2016 — advised how she was shocked when the news broke.
She stated: “I’ve been often known as Sam Mitchell for 32 years. However no one at EastEnders contacted me to let me know they’d recast Kim within the position. There wasn’t even an e-mail to my agent. I used to be shocked as a result of they do have a duty to inform me and somebody ought to have.”
Danniella has struggled with drug dependancy since she was 14 and abused cocaine so badly it destroyed a part of her nostril.
She stated: “The bosses have seen me undergo dependancy and so they don’t know the place I’m in the present day.
“Fortunately I’m OK. But when I hadn’t been it might have had very severe penalties for me.
https://www.thesun.ie/television/8322029/eastenders-danniella-westbrook-recast/ Ex-EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook blasts BBC for not telling her they’d recast her character