Danniella Westbrook, who starred in EastEnders, claims she was once turned down for a job at Aldi because she was ‘too popular.’
After leaving her role as Sam Mitchell in the BBC One soap, the actress said she begged the supermarket for a job.
Danniella told the Mirror that she ended up in a “low spot” where “the whole country knows who you are and you can’t just go and get a job in Asda.”
She continued, ” “I know because I’ve tried. When I was out of work, I applied for a job at Aldi, but was told, “We can’t really offer you a job because you’ll be a risk because people will be coming in taking pictures of you.”
“They couldn’t offer me a job,” Danielle said, despite her attempts to persuade them that “people will get bored.”
The 47-year-old actor first appeared on EastEnders in 1990 as a member of the Mitchell family.
She left after three years to pursue other opportunities but was welcomed back two years later before being fired in 1996 due to drug abuse problems.
Danniella was offered another shot by the soap bosses, but she has fired again in 2000.
Danniella said the show was right to shoot her in the first episodes of Girl Talk, a new YouTube show hosted by best-selling author and celebrity agent Melanie Blake.
“Because I was a liability to that program, I deserved to be fired. When I was younger, I was a horrible drug abuser who abused the forum I was on. I couldn’t be trusted, I couldn’t be trusted “she said
Danniella added that if she had been kept in the job, she “probably wouldn’t be here today.”
She recently confirmed that she had moved from Essex to Wales to concentrate on her mental health.