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Danniella Westbrook slips back into her beloved Burberry after threatening to sue BBC


She’s threatened the BBC with legal action after they recast her Sam Mitchell role in EastEnders. 

Yet Danniella Westbrook put aside the recent drama as she enjoyed a night out at Dakota restaurant in Leeds on Thursday evening. 

While the actress, 48, may have fallen out of fashion with soap bosses, she proved her personal style hasn’t changed as she donned an eye-catching Burberry scarf. 

At least some things never go out of fashion! Danniella Westbrook slipped back into her beloved Burberry for dinner in Leeds on Thursday after being replaced in EastEnders

At least some things never go out of fashion! Danniella Westbrook slipped back into her beloved Burberry for dinner in Leeds on Thursday after being replaced in EastEnders

The actress was famously accused of making a fashion faux pas when she and daughter Jo, then less than a year old, wore matching head-to-toe Burberry ensembles on an outing in 2002. 

She also carried a coordinating bag and even pushed a pram in the same distinctive rainbow check pattern. 

Danniella’s sartorial gaffe wasn’t helped by the brand’s increasing popularity among loutish teenage ‘chavs’ in the early 2000s. 

Iconic: The actress was famously accused of making a fashion faux pas when she and daughter Jo wore matching head-to-toe Burberry ensembles on an outing in 2002

Iconic: The actress was famously accused of making a fashion faux pas when she and daughter Jo wore matching head-to-toe Burberry ensembles on an outing in 2002

Yet 20 years on, Danniella proved she still loves the brand as she donned a £370 cashmere scarf from the English fashion house.

She paired the garment with a simple yet stylish little black dress and boosted her frame with a pair of pointed toe heeled boots. 

Danniella’s outing comes after she hit out at EastEnders bosses last week when it was confirmed Kim Medcalf has been chosen to reprise the role of Sam Mitchell over her.  

Check her out: Yet 20 years on, Danniella proved she still loves the brand as she donned a £370 cashmere scarf from the English fashion house

Check her out: Yet 20 years on, Danniella proved she still loves the brand as she donned a £370 cashmere scarf from the English fashion house

Less is more: She paired the garment with a simple yet stylish little black dress and boosted her frame with a pair of pointed toe heeled boots

Less is more: She paired the garment with a simple yet stylish little black dress and boosted her frame with a pair of pointed toe heeled boots

The actress took to Twitter to claim the BBC would be hearing from her ‘legal team’ and also hinted at future revelations that she has ‘never told’ in her upcoming book. 

Danniella began her rant with a cryptic tweet reading: ‘Well well well who knew [laughing emojis] all I can say is thanks looks like I dodged a bullet.’

The TV star wished Kim well as she reprises the role both actresses have played over the years, while suggesting Kim would have to play it similar to her version of Sam. 

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’.

Not happy: Last week Danniella lashed out at EastEnders after it was confirmed Kim Medcalf has been chosen to reprise the role of Sam Mitchell over her (pictured on set)

Not happy: Last week Danniella lashed out at EastEnders after it was confirmed Kim Medcalf has been chosen to reprise the role of Sam Mitchell over her (pictured on set)

Daniella then added: ‘Oh but not to @BBCEastEnders my legal team will be in touch to know why when I held the…

‘@bbceastenders contract too the last two times the character bounced in &out on a ratings or stint. For the record I was never sacked or dismissed and saw out both contracts one of them even being extended for episodes. It’s great 2 C the same level of care standards & loyalty 2

‘@bbceastenders you bang on about having and giving to both new & old members of cast is still going as strong then as it always has… not just me as Sam that needs replacing I’d look closer to the top of the show and cut that dead wood after all it’s all about evolving.’

‘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’. 

A spokesperson for EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. 

Replacement: It was confirmed Sam Mitchell is making an 'explosive' comeback to the soap with Kim Medcalf (pictured) reprising her role this time around.

Replacement: It was confirmed Sam Mitchell is making an ‘explosive’ comeback to the soap with Kim Medcalf (pictured) reprising her role this time around.

Danniella’s words come after it was confirmed Sam Mitchell is making an ‘explosive’ comeback to the soap with Kim reprising her role this time around. 

The daughter of Peggy Mitchell, made her first appearance in Walford in 1990, originally played by Danniella but was replaced by Kim in 2002, while she battled her highly publicised cocaine addiction.  

Speaking to The Sun, Kim said: ‘When the BBC approached me last year to reprise the role of Sam I was thrilled. She’s a brilliant character and I can’t wait to get back in the Square and work with the amazing cast.’

Danniella wrote: @BBCEastEnders my legal team will be in touch... Bet you all can't wait for my new book now can ya'

Danniella wrote: @BBCEastEnders my legal team will be in touch… Bet you all can’t wait for my new book now can ya’

BBC television producer Kate Oates added: ‘I have long wanted to bring Sam back into the family fold. Her return is guaranteed to be explosive.’ 

Kim previously played Sam between 2002 and 2005 but in more recent years the role has been taken on by Danniella.  

Danniella returned to the soap in September 2009 for a year, then for a final time as Sam in 2016 for a short four episode stint.  

Iconic: The daughter of Peggy Mitchell, made her first appearance in Walford in 1990, originally played by Danniella, 48

Recast: Danniella was replaced by Kim in 2002, due to her off screen difficulties

Iconic: The daughter of Peggy Mitchell, made her first appearance in 1990, originally played by Danniella, 48, (left) but was replaced by Kim in 2002 (right) due to her off screen difficulties

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