Danniella Westbrook unveils huge career U-turn after beating coke addiction

Danniella Westbrook has revealed she's training to become a therapist now she's clean.

The ex EastEnders star, 45, is continuing her recovery after a stint in rehab for cocaine addiction.

And this morning she's revealed the only way she feels she can stay off the drug is by helping others.

Speaking to Victoria Derbyshire, she said: "I think personally for me the only thing that's going to stop me is keeping to the programme, helping others, helping the newcomer and getting involved with the treatment centre.

"I'm hoping this September to start my therapist course so I can become a therapist."


Danniella says she is trying for qualifications in social care and is hoping to get her own rehab centre set up in the next 12 months.

She explained: "There's so many people out there crying out for it and young people as well."

The actress revealed that she's going to AA every day, and is feeling the best she's felt in six years.

She credits her son Kai Jenkins, 22, for forcing her to get the help she needed.

Danniella added: "I tried to kill myself daily really through using and drinking alcohol and also on top of that I had the cancer diagnosis, which I just ignored for 12 months until my son gave up his house and moved in with me and was constantly on at me to see what I was doing with my life."

She's clean once more after being sent to rehab by her friend Jeremy Kyle, during an appearance on his now-axed ITV show.

Danniella appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show and admitted she'd still be doing 11 bags of cocaine a day if she could afford it.

Jezza stepped in to send her off for treatment, and she shared her journey with her fans along the way.

At the end of her rehab stint in April Danniella got some more good news about her health.

She was given the all-clear from womb cancer after being diagnosed with the illness last year.

The mum-of-two underwent an operation to remove tumours from her womb last month.

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