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EastEnders’ Danniella Westbrook reveals she’s stopped paying for her TV licence

Danniella Westbrook, 48, has revealed that she now not pays for her TV licence as a result of she believes the BBC has turn out to be ‘out of contact.’

The former actress, who beforehand starred as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders, advised GB News that she feels the channel now not caters to the working lessons, and that the present normal of programming has put her off from tuning in. 

Danniella additionally claimed that the way in which that the BBC dealt with the Jimmy Saville scandal had additionally modified her views on the organisation.

No extra! Danniella Westbrook, 48, has revealed that she now not pays for her TV licence as a result of she believes the BBC has turn out to be ‘out of contact’ (pictured on GB News)

Speaking to Mark Dolan on GB News, Danniella mentioned: ‘To be completely sincere I do not pay a TV licence, so I do not watch the BBC. 

‘Long, lengthy gone are the times of Only Fools and Horses and nice comedy and nice drama that they made. 

‘For me, personally, I discover their morning breakfast present very stuffy. It simply would not enchantment to me, I discover myself flipping to different channels which have extra and totally different opinions on them. They’re very one-sided.

She additionally slammed the well-known organisation for failing to cater to working-class people. 

Times have changed: The actress, who starred as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders recently said the current standard of programming had put her off tuning in

Times have modified: The actress, who starred as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders lately mentioned the present normal of programming had put her off tuning in

She mentioned ‘It would not actually work for the working lessons I do not assume. 

‘Also, I do not actually are inclined to associate or agree with a channel that advocates an individual like Jimmy Savile… and people arising by means of the ranks that suffered by the hands of this abuser. I can not condone it, I’m sorry.’ 

According to The Guardian, Jimmy Savile sexually abused a whole bunch of kids and girls on the top of his fame.  

It’s thought that investigators believed the late Top of the Pops host preyed on round 500 susceptible victims as younger as two years outdated at establishments together with the BBC’s broadcasting studios, 14 hospitals and 20 kids’s hospitals throughout England.

Scandal: She also stated that 'I don't really tend to associate or agree with a channel that advocates a person like Jimmy Savile'

Scandal: She additionally acknowledged that ‘I do not actually are inclined to associate or agree with a channel that advocates an individual like Jimmy Savile’

And since his demise in October 2011, an unbiased inquiry discovered that Savile abused 60 people, together with at the least 33 sufferers, aged from 5 to 75.  

Danniella additionally went on to talk about the tradition change inside the BBC and the way she has seen an enormous change in demographics inside the organisation. 

Danniella continued: ‘In the late 80s, early 90s, it was a really enjoyable and free place to work and it was superb and very reasonable.’ 

The good old days: She continued onto say that the show however 'In the late 80s, early 90s, was a very fun and free place to work and it was very good and very fair'

The good outdated days: She continued onto say that the present nonetheless ‘In the late 80s, early 90s, was a really enjoyable and free place to work and it was superb and very reasonable’

The well-known actress additionally revealed how she by no means actually appreciated to look at the TV present she starred in. 

However, she did admit to being a fan of the favored cleaning soap drama Coronation Street, including: ‘I’ve by no means watched EastEnders, to be sincere, I’m a Corrie fan.’ 

It comes after Danniella revealed she is ‘comfortable to be alive’ and in an excellent place amid her battle with drug dependancy. 

Not a fan: The famous actress also revealed how she never really liked to watch the TV show she starred in. However, she did admit to being a fan of the popular soap drama Coronation Street, adding: 'I've never watched EastEnders, to be honest, I'm a Corrie fan.'

Not a fan: The well-known actress additionally revealed how she by no means actually appreciated to look at the TV present she starred in. However, she did admit to being a fan of the favored cleaning soap drama Coronation Street, including: ‘I’ve by no means watched EastEnders, to be sincere, I’m a Corrie fan.’

In a latest interview on This Morning, Danniella advised hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond: ‘I’m comfortable to be alive after every thing I put myself by means of 

The actress’ battle with medication has been well-publicised, and he or she famously had her nostril reconstructed after her septum collapsed from extreme cocaine use in 2002. 

At the peak of her use it was reported she would take as much as 5 grams of cocaine a day, blowing near £250,000 on the drug.

The star has since launched into a number of rehab stints with a view to battle her demons – and revealed she was lastly clear in June final year, after attending a clinic in Mijas, Spain.

Reflective: The interview comes after Danniella recently revealed she is 'happy to be alive' and in a very good place amid her ongoing battle with drug addiction

Reflective: The interview comes after Danniella lately revealed she is ‘comfortable to be alive’ and in an excellent place amid her ongoing battle with drug dependancy

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