Danniella Westbrook ‘seeking legal action’ as Gogglebox stars make cocaine joke

Danniella Westbrook has hit back at Gogglebox after Baasit Siddiqui made a joke her nose on Friday's episode.

In the episode, Baasit asked his family members: "Would you rather have just one giant nostril or would you like to have just one giant eye?"

He explained that having one eye would make them look like a cyclops, while one nostril would make them look like Danniella Westbrook.

The former EastEnders actress had a well publicised cocaine addiction in the 1990s which caused her septum to collapse, making it look like she had just one nostril.

Now, the Celebrity Big Brother star has hit back on Twitter, sharing a defiant message with her 232,000 followers.

She wrote: "Thank you everyone for the support you gave me about the derogatory comments Channel 4 allowed the Siddiqui family to make.

"My manager is seeking legal advice as trolling is not something we should take lightly.

"And I for one am in shock that [Gogglebox creator] Tania Alexander allowed that to make the edit."

She went on: "The show has always been a favourite of myself and my family, was a real shame that we had to witness such cruel comments on World Kindness Day."

Her followers rallied around her, with one writing: "There's some b******s about! Then people wonder why mental health issues are on the rise."

Another said: "I don't watch Gogglebox so I'm sorry you had to witness that with your family as well. Hopefully something will be done. Have a great day and week."

While a third added: "I'm so sorry you had to see something like that my lovely, keep fighting and trolling is never acceptable."

However others disagreed, with one saying: "I don't think there's anyone that drug addiction hasn't touched in one way or another, and it's a very serious subject, but we have to be careful not to take things too seriously, a joke is just a joke at the end of the day."

But Danniella told them: "I wouldn't wish the feeling it gives you on my worst enemy. Imagine you're sitting with your family and that comes on. I face the fact I have made mistakes but being clean and that being shown could cause a relapse or suicide to somebody who does not have the support I have."

She told another: "I've done a lot of work with Channel 4 and never had a problem. But this is bullying on national TV."

Daily Star Online has contacted a rep for Tania Alexander and Gogglebox for comment.

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4

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