Soap star shocks with surprise career move

There's no doubt former EastEnders star, Danniella Westbrook, has been having a tough time of it lately.

The 41-year-old star has hit the headlines in recent months after declaring bankruptcy, admitting to a drug relapse and experiencing major relationship issues with ex-boyfriend Tom Richards.

So it's no surprise that Danniella wants to wipe the slate clean and, according to reports she's doing so by changing careers and staring all over again.

Having accepted a job as a barmaid, the mum-of-two is pulling pints at the The Bill Nicholson pub in London and by the sounds of things, the troubled star is delighted with the new career move.

Taking to Twitter to thank customers for their support as she learns the ropes, the actress wrote: "The locals in @thebillynicn17 are the nicest bunch ever. Always respectful 2 me even though I'm a WestHam girl."

According to one of the regulars Danniella is doing her best to adjust to the career change, telling The Sun: "Danniella has only just started here. She is friendly to the punters but it's a fall from grace from what she was in the past. It's a typical lads' football pub."

As long as Danniella is happy, that's all that matters!