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'EastEnders' star Daniella Westbrook 'scared' to join 'Hollyoaks'

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Danniella Westbrook has revealed that she was more scared on her first day at Hollyoaks than she ever was at EastEnders.

The actress, who has played Walford's Sam Mitchell on and off since 1990, told The Sun that she was afraid to try something new.

Daniella Westbrook

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Westbrook will play ex-convict Trudy in Hollyoaks. The character will be seen on screen from February 18 when she hires prison friend Jacqui (Claire Cooper) and Theresa (Jorgie Porter) as cleaners.

"I was more scared on that first day of Hollyoaks than I've ever been on EastEnders or even on Dancing on Ice," she said. "I was scared to do something different.

"I go back to EastEnders every so often and it's like putting on your Ugg boots, it's comfy. But this was something completely new."

Westbrook described Trudy as "ghetto-fabulous trailer trash", adding: "I love it. We have such a giggle in make-up putting hairpieces on and I get a real kick out of working with Claire. And I love Liverpool.

Claire Cooper plays Jacqui McQueen

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Jorgie Porter as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks

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"London is too busy, but up here people make time to say hello. And they're so glamorous, I love that. They're not clones up here, everyone's got their own free spirit."

However, Westbrook admitted that she does not like changing in the same dressing room as the Channel 4 soap's young female stars, saying: "There are all these Hollyoaks honeys. I'm so glad I'm nearly 40 and don't have to worry about being a Hollyoaks honey.

"I just have to worry about being in the dressing room with them all. They're so thin, they're not all lumpy and their boobs stay up naturally.

"I'm like, 'Er, I'll just go and change in the toilet'." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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