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Danniella Westbrook enjoys some retail therapy after threatening to sue the BBC after her EastEnders character was recast

Danniella Westbrook was pictured enjoying a shopping spree in Leeds on Wednesday after threatening to sue the BBC after another actress replaced her role on EastEnders.

The actress, 48, was all smiles as she carried some brown carrier bags while enjoying a spot retail therapy in the city.

The star cut a low-key figure as they stepped out wearing a black baseball cap with branded logo.

Danniella Westbrook enjoyed some retail therapy in Leeds on Wednesday as she took her mind off feud with BBC after her EastEnders character was replaced

The actress, 48, carried some brown carrier bags while enjoying a spot retail therapy in the city

She added to her laid-back look with an oversized grey jumper and black sweatpants.

Opting for some comfortable footwear on the day, the TV personality wore a pair of white trainers as she pounded the pavement.

She wore her blonde tresses in loose waves while going for a fresh-faced look.

Earlier this month, Danniella hit out at EastEnders for reportedly not informing her that her role as Sam Mitchell had been recast

Kim Medcalf has been chosen to reprise the role over her.

Speaking to The Sun, Danniella said she was ‘shocked’ not to have been told about the casting decision prior to it being made public.

Caught unawares: Danniella Westbrook has hit out at EastEnders for reportedly not informing her that her role as Sam Mitchell had been recast

She said: ‘I’ve been known as Sam Mitchell for 32 years. But nobody at EastEnders contacted me to let me know they had recast Kim in the role. There wasn’t even an email to my agent. I was shocked because they do have a responsibility to tell me and someone should have.’

The star – who has struggled with drug addiction since the age of 14 – added: ‘The bosses have seen me go through addiction and they have no idea where I am today.

‘Thankfully I’m OK. But if I hadn’t been it could have had very serious consequences for me.’

EastEnders did not immediately respond to comment.

Danniella Westbrook has revealed her lookalike daughter Jodie Jenkins has signed with an influencer agency and is line for a big payday

Meanwhile, Daniella has had a lot to smile about lately as earlier this month, she revealed her lookalike daughter Jodie Jenkins had signed with an influencer agency and is line for a big payday.

The former EastEnders star, 48, took to Instagram and told how Jodie, 20, will be represented by the Social Inspire Group.

The proud mother wrote: ‘Brand new signing’ alongside a photo of Jodie while Ciara’s hit song Level Up played.

The Social Inspire Group confirmed the signing, saying: ‘New exclusive talent. We are thrilled to announce that we are representing the beautiful @jodiebjenkins.’

Jodie has been building up her social media following and currently has 13.9K followers on Instagram.

Danniella recently shared a throwback photo of Jodie as a toddler to her Instagram as she spoke of their special bond.

The actress wrote: ‘Thank you for sending me my best friend and a hero . Everyday for nearly 21 years I’ve been full off gratitude and pride for you’.

The former EastEnders star, 48, took to Instagram on Wednesday and told how Jodie will be represented by the Social Inspire Group

While the pair are close now, the star previously revealed back in 2019 that they had not spoken in three years at the time.

Danniella revealed that the best possible thing for her daughter was to live with her dad after a turbulent year of being diagnosed with womb cancer and undergoing facial reconstruction surgery.

Speaking on Jeremy Vine, she said: ‘Jodie is with her dad and that’s just a whole different issue because of different things but the stalker did play a huge part in that for her own safety.

‘I haven’t spoken to Jodie for three years. She’s 17, she’s gorgeous. Look, it’s very difficult, especially since I’ve been ill.

Jodie has been building up her social media following and currently has 13.9K followers on Instagram

The former soap star continued to gush about the teenager: ‘Jodie is doing her life and she’s doing very well, she’s done brilliantly at school and now she’s in college and she’s doing great, and her dad is a great dad and he’s doing what’s best for her, right now.

‘It’s probably a safer and much better environment for her whilst I’ve got all this stuff going on, with trials and different things and being ill, she should be there right now.’

Danniella shares Jodie with her ex-husband Kevin Jenkins who she divorced in 2020 – six years after they separated.

The actress is also mother to son Kai Jenkins, 25, from her relationship with Robert Fernandez.

The actress is also mother to son Kai Jenkins, 25, from her relationship with Robert Fernandez