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Danniella Westbrook claims she was sacked from Hollyoaks because of ex Brian Harvey

Danniella Westbrook has blamed her ex Brian Harvey for getting sacked from Hollyoaks in 2015 – amid the pair’s explosive social media row.

The EastEnders actress, 47, said her decision to go to Downing Street with the East-17 singer in 2015 to present a petition against child abuse, cost her her job on the Channel 4 soap – shortly after the pair went to war on social media. 

Danniella appeared as Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks between 2012-2013. She was due to return in 2015 but this was later cancelled – with a Hollyoaks spokesman saying at the time the star had ‘breached her contract.’     

Fury: Danniella Westbrook has blamed her ex Brian Harvey for getting sacked from Hollyoaks in 2015 – amid the pair’s explosive social media row

She said: ‘I was always on your side. I lost my job at Hollyoaks when I went back to Hollyoaks because of you – to come to Downing Street with you.   

‘Because if I were those things would I have told them to stick the job at Hollyoaks when they said “if you don’t retract all the stuff when you went to Downing Street with Bryan Harvey then we can’t have you back on the show” and I said fine, then I won’t come and do the job because I stand by everything that happened to me as a little girl.

”I’m not going to ignore it, the abuse that I went through as a child. So if you don’t want to keep me on the show then don’t have me back on the show.

Back then: The EastEnders actress, 47, said her decision to go to Downing Street with the East-17 singer in 2015 to present a petition against child abuse (above), cost her her job

Back then: The EastEnders actress, 47, said her decision to go to Downing Street with the East-17 singer in 2015 to present a petition against child abuse (above), cost her her job

Not to be: Danniella appeared as Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks between 2012-2013. She was due to return in 2015 but this was later cancelled - with a Hollyoaks spokesman saying at the time the star had 'breached her contract'

Not to be: Danniella appeared as Trudy Ryan in Hollyoaks between 2012-2013. She was due to return in 2015 but this was later cancelled – with a Hollyoaks spokesman saying at the time the star had ‘breached her contract’

‘And they didn’t they wrote me off. And that’s cool, they’re a young cast and they have to look after their own interests.’  

Mailonline has contacted representatives  for Hollyoaks and Brian Harvey for comment.  

On Sunday, Danniella branded Brian a ‘paranoid coke freak’ after she said he accused her of being a ‘murderer’ and introducing him to a ‘paedophile gang’. 

The EastEnders actress, who dated Brian from 1991-1995, took to Instagram on Sunday after Brian posted a bizarre YouTube video claiming his life was in danger because of her and that Secret Services were following him.

The East 17 star claimed he was a ‘dead man walking’, as he alleged Danniella had introduced him to paedophiles at a club and that he had been targeted ever since.

The video was captioned: ‘None of this is my fault. It was Danniella. Why did you take me to that club??? Why?? 

‘From that day you put my life in danger and now I f*****g see exactly what the f*** has been going on around me and because of you I’m a dead man walking. You f*****g c***!!!’   

He added: ‘Why did you take me to that f*****g club you c***? When you took me there that night, you put the rest of my night in f*****g danger! About you coming to Downing Street with them, signalling them. Letting them know its all under control because you’re behind it. 

‘What did you mean when you came round my house in 2015? I said ‘they’re gonna kill me’ and you said ‘they’re not going to because I won’t let them”. What did you mean by that. You put my life in danger and you better start explaining yourself instead of mocking me.  

Spat: The EastEnders actress took to Instagram on Sunday to brand Brian a 'paranoid coke freak' after he posted a bizarre YouTube video saying she had 'introduced him to a paedophile gang' and said she was a 'murderer'

Spat: The EastEnders actress took to Instagram on Sunday to brand Brian a ‘paranoid coke freak’ after he posted a bizarre YouTube video saying she had ‘introduced him to a paedophile gang’ and said she was a ‘murderer’

Danniella was alerted to the video by fans and posted a response on Instagram denying Brian’s allegations, alleging he was having a ‘bipolar meltdown’, that his rant could cause her to relapse on drugs and that she had been abused as a child. 

She said: ‘I’m fuming with him. What a d***head. I’m just going to address Brian Harvey slandering the s**t out of me. Saying I’m a murderer, stuff like that. Saying I set him up with a paedophile ring. Calling me a groomer. He’s mad.  

‘He’s having a bipolar meltdown. And I feel for him I do. And I have championed Brian. He’s on YouTube live now. I won’t calm down. Sorry the geezer is f*****g crazy.

In the past: The EastEnders actress, 47,  dated Brian, 46, from 1991-1995 when they were both enjoying huge success (pictured 1994)

In the past: The EastEnders actress, 47,  dated Brian, 46, from 1991-1995 when they were both enjoying huge success (pictured 1994)

‘The geezer’s live on YouTube moaning, calling me a paedophile. I’m furious with him because he’s slandering my name. I was the one who was abused as a child, Brian wasn’t.

‘You’re on this rampage about paedophile rings when you weren’t even abused by one. MI5 are not on your case. I don’t know how you think that.

‘You are a paranoid coke freak which I used to be, where you think everyone at your front door is MI5 and they’re gonna come through your door. They aint mate.

‘It’s people like you that put me back into relapses. But you’re not going to do that. He thinks I’ve got convictions. He’s on there saying I brought MI5 to his house and stuff like that. What am I, Ms Money Penny?’  

Heartbreak: Danniella was alerted to the video by fans and posted a response on Instagram denying Brian's allegations, alleging he was having a 'bipolar meltdown', that his rant could cause her to relapse on drugs and that she had been abused as a child

She said: 'He's having a bipolar meltdown. And I feel for him I do. And I have championed Brian. He's on YouTube live now. I won't calm down. Sorry the geezer is f**king crazy'

Heartbreak: Danniella was alerted to the video by fans and posted a response on Instagram denying Brian’s allegations, alleging he was having a ‘bipolar meltdown’, that his rant could cause her to relapse on drugs and that she had been abused as a child

Fuming: The East 17 star claimed he was a 'dead man walking', as he alleged Danniella had introduced him to paedophiles at a club and that he had been targeted ever since

Fuming: The East 17 star claimed he was a ‘dead man walking’, as he alleged Danniella had introduced him to paedophiles at a club and that he had been targeted ever since

Discussing the harrowing abuse she had endured, she continued: ‘You’re fully live on your YouTube crying, sobbing, slandering me saying I am involved in paedophile rings. 

‘Mate I was abused all my life in this industry, you wasn’t Brian. You’re one of the lucky ones son, so why you’re sitting locked in your f**king house with bars on your windows I don’t know.’  

‘I’m just a woman who is trying to do the right thing and putting her past behind her and addiction behind her.

She said: 'You are a paranoid coke freak which I used to be, where you think everyone at your front door is MI5 and they're gonna come through your door. They aint mate'

She said: ‘You are a paranoid coke freak which I used to be, where you think everyone at your front door is MI5 and they’re gonna come through your door. They aint mate’

‘People haven’t got a clue what I’ve been through with that boy. He’s on there calling me a paedophile when I’ve had paedophiles abusing me from when I was nine years old.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Danniella and Brian for comment.

Brian later claimed the police called to his house on Monday morning after he slammed his ex-girlfriend Danniella Westbrook in an expletive-filled rant.

The singer took to YouTube and shared a clip of himself telling his fans the police had contacted him for a ‘welfare check’. 

Unimpressed: Brian Harvey has claimed the police called to his house on Monday morning after he slammed his ex-girlfriend Danniella Westbrook in an expletive-filled rant

Unimpressed: Brian Harvey has claimed the police called to his house on Monday morning after he slammed his ex-girlfriend Danniella Westbrook in an expletive-filled rant

Brian said he wanted to ‘log’ the interaction before adding that he didn’t ‘want to f*****g talk to anyone.’  

He said: ‘Hello everyone, the time is five to 10 and I’ve just had the police turn up again, and they was nice enough but they didn’t know anything about anything that was going on. Anyway, I thought I’d log it.

‘I looked out the window, police down there, welfare check. Cos as always, Brian must be mad. 

‘Just thought I’d log it and put it out there. I ain’t got anything else to say. I don’t want to f*****g talk to anyone.’ 

The pair, who dated as teens in the early 1990s, had appeared to remain amicable in the years since, reuniting in 2015 to campaign against child abuse.   

Brian became a heartthrob when he broke onto the scene with boyband East 17 –  seen as the edgier alternative to Take That in the Nineties, 

They brought out five studio albums, three compilation albums and eighteen singles- selling millions of records – before they split in 1997. 

However, Brian was sacked from the band after making comments in a radio interview which appeared to condone the use of the drug ecstasy.

In the years since, Brian has spoken openly about his battle with depression.  

Iconic: Brian became a heartthrob when he broke onto the scene with boyband East 17 - seen as the edgier alternative to Take That in the Nineties (pictured 1994)

Iconic: Brian became a heartthrob when he broke onto the scene with boyband East 17 – seen as the edgier alternative to Take That in the Nineties (pictured 1994)

Soap star: Danniella rose to fame as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders in 1990 but soon her turbulent personal life overrode her professional successes

Soap star: Danniella rose to fame as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders in 1990 but soon her turbulent personal life overrode her professional successes

In 2018 the former popstar sparked concern by posting a video in which he claimed he had not left the house in five years. 

In 2005, Harvey was run over by his own car in a bizarre accident after he claimed he ate three giant baked potatoes smothered in tuna mayonnaise and cheese.

He claimed he fell under the car as he leant out of the driver’s door to be sick because he had eaten so much – and the Mercedes rolled over him.

Harvey fractured his pelvis in seven places, broke his ribs and punctured his lungs.

He lay unconscious for three weeks and had to endure 12 hours of surgery as doctors battled to rebuild his shattered frame.

Harvey also appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004, but stormed off the show after a row with Janet Street-Porter. 

Danniella rose to fame as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders in 1990 but soon her turbulent personal life overrode her professional successes.

She battled cocaine addiction, starting in her 20s, which caused her nasal septum to completely rot away.

At the height of her drug abuse, it was reported she had taken up to five grams of cocaine a day during her first pregnancy, blowing close to £250,000 on the drug in total.

She relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety, but has now ditched drink and drugs and celebrated 19 months of sobriety in September 2019.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0808 801 0331 or visit www.napac.org.uk 

Past: The thespian had struggled with a cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety (pictured in 1999)

Past: The thespian had struggled with a cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety (pictured in 1999)


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