Danniella Westbrook hints at revenge in autobiography after threating BBC with legal action following Sam Mitchell drama


DANNIELLA Westbrook has hinted that she’ll get revenge in her upcoming autobiography, after her EastEnders character Sam Mitchell was recast.

After HOAR exclusively revealed that Kim Medcalf would be picking up where Danniella, 48, left off in 2016, the angered actress threatened the BBC with legal action.

Danniella has suggested she’ll reveal secrets about her time in EastEnders in a new book

Mum-of-two Danniella has now hinted that she’ll be spilling secrets from her time on the hit soap in an upcoming autobiography, and warned that some people should “be afraid”.

She tweeted: “Bet you all can’t wait for my new book now can ya ….. oh it’s gonna go way back to the things I’ve never ever told #beafraidpeople #itsallgood.”

Sam — daughter of Queen Vic boss Peggy Mitchell — made her Walford debut in 1990, played by a 17-year-old Danniella.

But as the actress fought drug addiction she was replaced by Kim in 2002.

Kim, 48, played Sam until 2005. Danniella, reprised the role in 2009 and then again in 2016, when Sam joined her family for Peggy’s funeral.

Yesterday, EastEnders confirmed Kim has been re-cast as Sam, who abandoned son Ricky when she quit Walford.

And sources said BBC soap bosses — who have been in talks with Kim since last autumn — are planning a series of explosive storylines.

One said: “Sam’s return has been on the cards for some time. They felt she was a natural fit for this version of Sam. It’s nothing against Danniella, she created an icon as the character.

“But as often happens in soaps, the bosses wanted to recast and take Sam in a different direction. Kim is due to begin filming in two weeks and everyone is very excited.”

Someone who was not impressed was Danniella, who immediately took to social media to slam the BBC.

She wrote: “Wishing kym the best of luck at @BBCEastenders__ yet again this poor woman has to recreate a Samantha Mitchell as close to my last two recent come backs on the square.

“Go smash it darling..x oh but not to @bbceastenders my legal team will be in touch.”

Danniella first appeared as Sam Mitchell when she was just 17
Kim will pick up where Danniella left off in 2016