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Homeless Daniella Westbrook Hits Back At 'Spending Spree' Claims, After Being Photographed With Shopping Bags (PICS)

19/12/2014 09:34 GMT | Updated 19/12/2014 09:59 GMT

Danniella Westbrook has angrily denied going on a spending spree after being photographed carrying bags from Joey Essex's clothes shop while out in Essex.

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The former ‘EastEnders’ actress has had a tough year, and made the emotional revelation earlier this month that she was homeless and living in sheltered accommodation, after falling on hard times financially.

Earlier this week, Danniella sparked speculation that she’d been splashing the cash on new clothes, after being seen out in Brentwood with her ex-fiancé Tom Richards and teenage daughter, though has since insisted this wasn’t the case.

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Danniella Westbrook in Essex

Taking to her Twitter on Thursday, she angrily hit out at those claiming she’d been shopping, insisting that she hadn't actually spent any money, and instead was just taking her daughter to a meet and greet with former ‘TOWIE’ cast member, Joey Essex.

Danniella also defended herself against another Twitter user, who berated her for seemingly spending money when, days earlier, she had told ‘This Morning’ viewers that she was homeless, saying: “Were not having a Christmas this year ... Is that broke ENOUGH for a YOU! [sic]”

It had been previously suggested that Danniella would be one of the famous faces heading into the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house when the new series kicks off in January, though she has now also taken the opportunity to deny these rumours.

Things in Danniella’s personal life took a turn for the worse over the summer, when - after over a decade of sobriety - she admitted that she was heading to rehab, after relapsing and using cocaine over a four-month period.

She later told ‘This Morning’: “I’ve had a terrible time the last year which is no excuse, I know, but at the same time I just felt so broken.

“A lot of the time I’ve felt like I’ve been on the verge of a breakdown… and I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I was weak and I took drugs. And I’m ashamed of that.”

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