Brian Harvey denies he’s on cocaine in bizarre showdown with ex Danniella Westbrook

They dated way back in the 90s

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by Marianna Manson |
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Former 90s power couple Danniella Westbrook and Brian Harvey are at war over social media, with each flinging more bizarre insults at the other.

Despite dating between 1992 and 1995, theEastEnders actress and original E-17 singer have seemingly come to blows again after Danniella claimed her ex was the reason she was fired from her job on Hollyoaks in 2015 following their joint campaign to have convicted child abusers ‘named and shamed’ in the UK.

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In a recent YouTube video, Brian – who was sacked from the band after claiming ecstasy was “a safe drug” – hit out at Danniella, calling her “a murderer” and claiming she hooked him up with a “paedophile ring”.

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EastEnders, children, addiction and kidnap: The highs and lows of Danniella Westbrook

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Danniella Westbrook

She's one of the most controversial stars of the last decade and Danniella Westbook's life could be something pulled straight out the soap that made her famous. From the immense highs to the dark lows, here's her life in pictures.

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40-years-old, born 5 November 1973.

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She is originally from Walthamstow, London but she grew up in Loughton, Essex.

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She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, alongside Denise Van Outen and Emma Bunton.

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Her first job was modelling for Asda when she was just seven. She continued modelling for brands including Next and Coca-Cola.

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Her first job on albert Square was actually when she was 11-years-old, when she appeared as a roller skating extra.

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A local newspaper ran the picture of her as an EastEnders' extra with the caption: "who knows, one day she may be the show's star".

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She made her debut as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders when she was just 16, in 1990.

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Her soap fame led to her regularly using cocaine on the London club scene.

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She dated singer Brian Harvey until 1995.

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Danniella's addiction to the Class A drug started to affect her work and EastEnders terminated her contract in 1996.

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By the time she was 21, Danniella was spending £400-a-day on her addiction to cocaine.

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While pregnant with her first son Kai, Danniella was taking 5g of coke a day.

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In 2000 Danniella was pictured at the British Soap Awards with her septum missing.

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Six months later she entered rehab for the first time.

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In December 2001 Danniella married businessman Kevin Jenkins.

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She gave birth to their daughter Jody B three months earlier.

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Danniella took part in the 2003 series of I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

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Following her stint in the jungle, Danniella moved to Orange County, California and claimed she didn't want to be a celebrity anymore.

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In 2009 Danniella returned to EastEnders temporarily.

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She and her husband and children moved back to the UK permanently in 2011.

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Danniella revealed last year that during the height of her addiction she was kidnapped and gang raped.

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She started dating 24-year-old cage fighter Tom Richards following her split from Kevin in January this year.

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In June Danniella miscarried her and Tom's baby.

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Danniella revealed in August that she had returned to drugs, admitting that she had split from Tom and slept with her dealer.

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Her dad Andy was a cab driver and her mum Sue was a shop assistant.

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In a video protesting her innocence, Danniella said, "I'm fuming with him. What a d-ckhead.

"I'm just going to address Brian Harvey slandering the s-it out of me. Saying I'm a murderer, stuff like that. Saying I set him up with a paedophile ring. Calling me a groomer. He's mad...

"He's having a bipolar meltdown. And I feel for him I do. And I have championed Brian. He's on YouTube live now. I won't calm down. Sorry the geezer is f-cking crazy.”


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And now Brian has released another rant denying he’s on cocaine again.

“I’m fed up with your lies and your cover ups. And talking me up like 'I love him, I care',” he said.

"'He’s a c--t, he’s on coke.' I ain’t on coke. I’m offering you the chance to prove to this country you aren’t on coke and I’ll do exactly the same.”

Since rising to fame playing Sam Mitchell on EastEnders as a teenager, Danniella has struggled with a very public battle with addiction, and in 2019 was sent to rehab by Jeremy Kyle.

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