Daniella Westbrook: 'Drugs Have Ruined My Looks'

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Former EastEnders actress Daniella Westbrook has confessed she's lucky to be alive after her cocaine hell - but admits years of drug abuse have destroyed her looks.

The star's long addiction to coke has been well documented and Daniella, who has now been clean of drugs for 11 years, is grateful she managed to kick her habit, which left her face ravaged.

In an interview with Closer magazine, she said: "I couldn't have gone through all those years of drug addiction and come out of it unscathed. It's aged me and it's done things to my face, but I'm lucky to be alive."

It's estimated the star spent a total of £250,000 on drugs, and cocaine took such a strong hold she continued to snort it throughout her first pregnancy.

Daniella, who spent £20,000 on nose reconstruction after her habit caused a collapsed septum, is considering heading to Amy Childs' salon for some discounted Botox, but she admits her years of addiction have left her wary of medical help.

She added: "Once an addict, always an addict. The other day I went to the doctor and he told me to use Vicks to unblock my nose, but I can't do that - just the thought of putting anything up my nose now makes me gag."

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Daniella Westbrook through the years
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