Danniella Westbrook poses with a huge TV star – can YOU work out who it is? 


Danniella Westbrook poses with a huge TV star – but they look totally unrecognisable – can YOU work out who it is?

Danniella Westbrook was seen posing beside a huge TV star on Wednesday – but they looked unrecognisable in the snaps.

The former EastEnders star, 49, was out for a meal at Old Compton Brasserie with pal Leo Loren, better known to fans under the stage name Baga Chipz.

She planted a kiss on on the drag star’s cheek in the sweet Instagram post which Danniella captioned ‘friends like us’. 

Danniella bundled up in a pink and white checked shacket and styled her platinum blonde locks in loose waves. 

Meanwhile, Leo had a buzzcut which is usually hidden beneath a wig when on stage in drag.

Pals: Danniella Westbrook was seen out for a meal at Old Compton Brasserie with pal Leo Loren, better known to fans under the stage name Baga Chipz

Pals: Danniella Westbrook was seen out for a meal at Old Compton Brasserie with pal Leo Loren, better known to fans under the stage name Baga Chipz

Leo donned a white and black Adidas tracksuit, while accessorising with a black crossbody bag and a gold chain.

Baga Chipz rose to fame for their appearance on the hit BBC Three show RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. 

It comes after Danniella revealed that she is getting another face transformation surgery this weekend.

She said that she is flying to Turkey for the procedure as she revamps her look ahead of her 50th birthday later this year.

Explaining that she feels ‘nervous’ after having waited for five to six years to get the surgery done, the actress and TV personality also said ‘it’s about time’.

Danniella has undergone various reconstructive operations in a bid to fix her ‘collapsing’ face due to her previous cocaine addiction and osteoporosis.

Speaking to The Sun at the Rise of the Footsoldier premiere at Leicester Square on Tuesday night, Danniella said: ‘I’m off to Turkey at the weekend.

Sweet: The former EastEnders star, 49, planted a kiss on on the drag star's cheek in the sweet Instagram post

Sweet: The former EastEnders star, 49, planted a kiss on on the drag star’s cheek in the sweet Instagram post

‘I’m not feeling too bad. A bit nervous but I’m excited because it’s been five or six years of waiting now. It’s about time.’

Danniella also said that she’s doing personal training sessions with former footballer Miles Addison to get her in the ‘best shape of my life’ this year, making her ‘excited about life’.

She previously underwent a rib insertion procedure in 2018, after osteoporosis rotted away her cheekbones and gums and, after spending the last year getting lip filler and Botox, in addition to surgery on her face, she is hoping to get back to her best.

New look: It comes after Danniella revealed that she is getting another face transformation surgery in Turkey this weekend ahead of her 50th birthday later this year

New look: It comes after Danniella revealed that she is getting another face transformation surgery in Turkey this weekend ahead of her 50th birthday later this year

In April Danniella stepped out with a bandage over her nose after another procedure.

The actress’ battle with drugs has been well-publicised, and she famously had her nose reconstructed after her septum collapsed from excessive cocaine use in 2002.

At the height of her use it was reported she would take up to five grams of cocaine a day, blowing close to £250,000 on the drug.

Surgery: Danniella has undergone various reconstructive operations in a bid to fix her 'collapsing' face due to her previous cocaine addiction and osteoporosis

Surgery: Danniella has undergone various reconstructive operations in a bid to fix her ‘collapsing’ face due to her previous cocaine addiction and osteoporosis

The star has since embarked on multiple rehab stints in order to battle her demons – and revealed she was finally clean in June last year, after attending a clinic in Mijas, Spain.

Danniella first appeared in EastEnders in 1990 at the age of 16 and acted on the soap for three years.

She returned in 1996 but her time was cut short when her off-screen behaviour got her sacked.

She returned again shortly after, but was axed again in 2000 after further disruptive behaviour, admitting she blew £100k on cocaine at the time.

The part was recast between 2002 and 2005, and played by Kim Medcalf, but Danniella returned to the role once more in 2009 until 2010.

Tough: The actress' battle with drugs has been well-publicised (pictured in 2009)

Now: She is pictured earlier this year

Tough: The actress’ battle with drugs has been well-publicised, and she famously had her nose reconstructed after her septum collapsed from excessive cocaine use in 2002 (pictured left in 2009 and right this year)



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