Danniella Westbrook shares snap of rarely seen brother in Instagram display

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Danniella Westbrook has given fans a glimpse into her family life by sharing a happy throwback photo with her brother and a friend.

The former EastEnders star, 48, shared the picture – taken in Gozo, Malta – and told fans she was "about the same age" as her daughter Jodie, 20, when it was taken.

She wrote: "The original Chipie crew in Gozo. My brother Justin Drew, me and my all time life long buddy and the friend who is my family, the one and only Legs aka @stewartbowles."

Danniella's followers enjoyed the blast from the past, with one writing: "Old skool Dan." Another commented: "Great photo!"

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The reminder of happy times for Danniella came after she made the brave confession that she'd had a relapse in her battle against cocaine addiction.

The actress insisted that she won't let the setback derail her sobriety.

She said: "I’m totally over it. I’m done with the drinking, the occasional packet and night out.”

Danniella told her supporters that she hadn't hit "rock bottom", and added: "I’m lucky this time I’m not crawling in the rooms a snivelling skinny bag head.

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"I was meant for more than this and this last few years f**king about has show me, that cocaine and champagne ain’t got the high I want."

Danniella – who played Sam Mitchell in EastEnders in various stints between 1990 and 2016 – was also rushed to hospital following an infection.

Doctors feared the infection could spread to her brain, with a source telling The Sun: "Danniella is really poorly. She ended up in ICU after antibiotics for a sinus infection didn't work.

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"Experts were concerned infected mucus could track back to her brain, but she is being well cared for in hospital and is on the mend."

She sparked concern during her hospital stay after sharing a post to her Instagram Stories from her hospital bed.

Danniella shared a quote that read: "Tell someone you love them today. Because tomorrow is not promised. To my family and my friends, I love you," before tagging her children and her mum, Sue.

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