Danniella Westbrook is set to return to our screens next month when she becomes the regular presenter of the BBC's flagship religious programme Songs of Praise, rather than accepting an offer to return to Eastenders.
The former soap star has had a well documented drug problem which took its toll on her body. Speaking yesterday Westbrooke admitted "I was taking so many drugs that the piece of skin between my buttocks completely disappeared. Since my rehab I have had it replaced cosmetically and it was nice to be able ride a bike again after so many years."
Westbrooke replaces Aled Jones, who left Songs of Praise suddenly amid rumours of a close relationship with Russell Brand, which he denied. Westbrooke believes that her new role represents a chance for her to 'give something back' to her many fans.
"This is clearly a second for me, although I hope that I can shake off this cold before we start filming," Westbrooke sniffed yesterday.