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Westbrook to head to Hollyoaks
Danniella Westbrook has a new soap role in Hollyoaks
Danniella Westbrook is set to "cause chaos" in Hollyoaks.
The former EastEnders actress, who previously played Sam Mitchell in the BBC soap, has signed up for a role in the Channel 4 show, reported Digital Spy.
"Thanks for all ur tweets re @Hollyoaks. I'm only there for a short while but gonna enjoy every minute ... #goodtimes #fun. Started in dec finish in feb x," she wrote on Twitter.
The 39-year-old actress will play Trudy, who will feature in a forthcoming storyline with the McQueen family, who will be seen on screens from February, when she hires cash-strapped Jacqui (Claire Cooper) and Theresa (Jorgie Porter) as cleaners.
While the plot has been kept under wraps, it will soon be revealed that Trudy and Jacqui share a history, as they were previously in prison together.
Claire confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: "Moi & @westbrookdanni will b waltzing around @Hollyoaks 2geth causing minor turbulence-Or major depending which side of t coin is flipped ;)"
Danniella replied: "You know it... Can't wait to get down and dirty next week!! Let's cause chaos baby..."
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