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TROU­BLED ex- EastEn­ders star Dan­niella West­brook had a drugs re­lapse and over­dosed af­ter her part­ner walked out on her ear­lier this year, as she bat­tled with ill­ness and de­pres­sion.

But the ac­tress ( left), who has fought a high-pro­file bat­tle with drug ad­dic­tion, de­nied she’s been tak­ing co­caine again.

She ex­plained that a plas­ter worn un­der her nose in re­cent days is down to con­tract­ing sep­ti­caemia due to is­sues with some den­tal work.

West­brook said she “spi­ralled back down into a de­pres­sion” fol­low­ing her break-up with boyfriend George Arnold, be­ing in hospi­tal for the blood in­fec­tion and be­ing un­able to work af­ter a stint on Celebrity Big Brother in Jan­uary.

The 43-year-old told ITV’s This Morn­ing: “Yes, I did re­lapse…I thought my whole world was over when he walked out, be­cause he just got up, it was like he’d never been there.

“I tried to over­dose a lot when George walked out. It all un­rav­elled and it was very dif­fi­cult.”

She said she did not over­dose on coke, adding that she “took loads of tablets” when asked about her re­lapse by host Phillip Schofield.

Dan­niella said: “I felt like I’d let ev­ery­body down. I came out of Big Brother, I couldn’t earn the money I wanted to earn, I couldn’t do the jobs that had been of­fered to me that I’d been wait­ing years for.

“I’m con­cen­trat­ing on me right now – the re­cov­ery, the kids, and get­ting back to work.”

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