DANNIELLA Westbrook has had a colourful life and has often hit the headlines thanks to addiction to cocaine. Here's all you need to know about the former EastEnders star and what she is up to now. How old is Danniella Westbrook and who did she play on EastEnders? A true east Londoner, former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook, 47, was born in Walthamstow in 1973. Her mum was a shop assistant and dad a cab driver. With an early interest in the limelight, she started modelling at seven years old before taking the step into acting, joining the capital's famous Sylvia Young Theatre School. The door opened for Danniella to take on her first acting job at the age of 11, when she played a small role as an extra in EastEnders, roller skating across Albert Square. Her first appearance as Sam Mitchell, the younger sister of soap bad boys Phil and Grant and the most iconic of her roles to date, came in 1990. But her time on the show was not without drama as Danniella's … [Read more...] about How old is Danniella Westbrook and when was she in rehab?
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A BRAVE woman who lost her sister and her mum to cancer has overcome the disease for the third time. Jackie Beattie has had bowel cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer. The 67-year-old from Middlesbrough calls herself a “survivor” and is now telling her story for the first time. Jackie’s ordeal began in 1996 when she started having some uncomfortable feelings in her stomach. She was just 42-years-old at the time and said she had always had some issues with her tummy and “never really looked poorly”, but said she went to the doctors anyway just to be sure. Speaking to The Sun Jackie said: “I was always very big and had some problems with my tummy. “I’d had a few types of investigations but I ended up having to go to hospital, my husband Don was with me and we went in together. “They said ‘you have lymphoma’ and I just sat there staring blankly and I said ‘what’s that’ and they said ‘it’s cancer’.” BACK TO NORMAL Luckily Jackie was able to donate her own stem … [Read more...] about Brave woman, 67, defies the odds to beat THREE different types of cancer in 25 year battle
WHEN Saffron Drewitt-Barlow feels her skin is lacking a bit of glow, she knows exactly what to do – get online and book a first-class plane ticket for her favourite beauty therapist. Money is no object for the 21-year-old, which is why she’s able to splash $10,000 a time arranging for her number one facialist to fly from her home in Brighton to Saffron’s family mansion in Florida. Far from being a rarity, it’s something Saffron does every month or so (Covid permitting)… and it’s just the beginning of her mammoth beauty spend. The daughter of Britain’s first gay dads, ex-couple and multi-millionaires Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, also forks out over $12,000 a year to keep her hair extensions looking good, has a make-up artist on her books for whenever she needs him and gets her lashes and nails down every couple of weeks. It’s all part of Saffron’s Absolutely Fabulous life , which she’s detailing in her new Fabulous column. She’s already touched on the unusual family … [Read more...] about I spend $200k a year on beauty – I never wash my own hair, jet my facialist in from UK & spend 4 hours a day on make-up
LET'S be honest - when was the last time you cleaned out the fluff from your tumble dryer? A week ago? A month maybe? Well if you don't do it regularly, lint can start to build up around the motor - which causes the machine to overheat and poses a huge fire risk. One woman who knows a little something about this is firefighter Amy Niblett. Earlier this week, Amy dismantled her mum's old tumble dryer to find an astonishing amount of fluff which had built up over the past 25 years. Posting on the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas , the firefighter explained how her mum asked to help "de-fluffing" the well-used machine. She wrote: "I decided to take the casing off my mums 25 year old tumble dryer that she still uses after noticing fluff poking through the seams of the metal! Took me nearly 2 hours!" But while Amy expected for there to be a small build up of lint hiding in the machine, she didn't expect to find a mountain of fluff lingering around the … [Read more...] about Woman cleans tumble dryer for the first time in 25 years and is horrified by the huge mountain of lint
MASTERCHEF judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are "not as friendly off screen" and have never been to each other's houses. The judges on the long-ruining cooking series - who have appeared on the BBC show since 2005 - have a "calm" relationship, but John revealed the pals have "never really cooked for each other." The 55-year-old opened up on the his relationship with his co-presenter, which exists primarily during the confines of work. He joked: "I had to wait until his fourth wedding before I got invited to be his best man. "It's well documented that we don't socialise outside of work. We've never been to each other's houses. We've never really cooked for each other." Torode added: "We spend a lot of time together, sharing a lot of things: emotion, food, pressure and changing people's lives. 17 years on, it's still a relationship that is calm and in good stead. I think it's an amazing thing." Over the years the duo have bonded over their passion for … [Read more...] about MasterChef’s John Torode and Gregg Wallace reveal why they haven’t hung out off-screen in 17 years