Danniella Westbrook speaks out from rehab for the first time

Speaking from her rehab in Spanish assured fans she is doing well...

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We all know Danniella Westbrook has been through the wars of late so we were over the moon when she revealed that she was going to seek help to get her clean from drugs.

And as promised, last month she checked herself into the Villa Paradiso facility in Mijas and has – we are pleased to say – been hard at work trying to turn her life around.

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Now speaking for the first time since she entered rehab, she has assured her concerned fans tattoo is getting better and feeling strong.

Speaking to the Sun, the mum-of-two announced: “I’m having a great time.

“I’ve been here three and a half weeks – my head is straight, I’m not on any medication, I’m not taking any drugs and I’ve worked loads on myself.

“And loads on my past issues. All the stuff that I felt I got left with at the end of last year I’m dealing with and I feel strong, I feel really strong.”

It’s been a tough few months for the former EastEnders star.

Not only did she split from her toyboy lover George Arnold she also miscarried their baby.

This led to her falling back in to her cocaine habit, one she has battled on and off for many years.

Now single she says she is happy to enjoy life as a single woman for the time being.

“I’m happy to be alone and on my own.

“I’m happy to be doing this but looking forward to seeing my kids in a few weeks and looking forward to getting back to work and all the exciting things I’ve got coming up.

“I’m in a wonderful place and I’m truly blessed again but thank you one and all for everything.”

Not only is Danniella opening up about her past with medical experts at the clinic, she has been given a nutritional make over and is taking part in yoga sessions to cleanse her body and soul.

Danni has also responded to the kind comments made by her old EastEnders co-star Patsy Palmer on Loose Women yesterday and congratulated Dean Gaffney on returning the soap.

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“Huge thank you to my mate Patsy Palmer for talking about our time on EastEnders and our time together,” she told The Sun.

“I loved the interview she did on Loose Women.

“And of course, congratulations go out to the man himself Gaffney – he’s got himself right back in EastEnders so proud of you Gaff, well done mate.”

But before she signed off she also cheekily suggested to soap producers it might be a good idea to reunite their characters on screen.

“Isn’t it about time we had Ricky, Bianca and Sam and Gaffney [Robbie] in the place?” she joshed.

“Things need a bit of a shake up there I feel.”