Danniella Westbrook wants to join 'Coronation Street'.

Danniella Westbrook wants to join Coronation Street

Danniella Westbrook wants to join Coronation Street

The 48-year-old actress is best known for playing Sam Mitchell in the BBC soap 'EastEnders' on and off from 1990 until 2016 but Danniella now has her sights set on joining rival shows 'Coronation Street' or 'Emmerdale'.

Speaking on GB News' 'Mark Dolan Tonight', she said: "I'm looking to the future. 'Eastenders' was great, I grew up in front of the nation. But it's in the past. I am so RIP Sam Mitchell!

"I would love to do 'Emmerdale' or 'Corrie'. I would also love to get back into stage acting where it all started for me. I will be 50 next year and I'd love to one day play Momma in 'Chicago'."

Danniella has had a public battle with drug addiction for many years and said it all started when she was abused as a child.

She said: "My drug abuse started well before I was famous. I was sexually abused as a child but I've managed to move on a lot with my life.

"And I don't blame my addiction on that. It was where I was introduced to drugs but it wasn't the cause.

"Because I am an addict, I would have a problem with lots of things whether it be coffee or something else. I can't put my issues down to being abused or being famous.

"I am happy today that I'm OK. I live for the moment, I live for today. If I don't put my recovery first I don't have a life and my children don't have a mother and my parents don't have a child.

"I will never take my condition for granted. I had 14 years of being clean then relapsed so I will always say, every day, that I am in recovery."