Danniella Westbrook
The star's septum famously collapsed as a result of her addiction Getty Images

Danniella Westbrook recently opened up about her financial woes, admitting that her family were living in sheltered housing.

But it looks like the former EastEnders star is planning to turn things around by taking part in the new series of Celebrity Big Brother, which returns to screen in January.

According to the Daily Star, the £100,000 pay day from the Channel 5 reality show is just what the actress needs to save her from ruin.

"Danniella sees Celebrity Big Brother as her only option now. She hates to leave her kids, but she needs cash... and fast", a source told the paper.

After 12 years of being clean, breaking up with her boyfriend Tom Richards, 24, reportedly left her heartbroken and she flew to Magaluf in April for drugs and had sex with her dealer.

During an appearance on This Morning Westbrook, whose nasal septum famously collapsed as a result of her cocaine addiction, said her life had gone from bad to worse since her relapse.

"This year has been the worst year of my life. I've lost all work, we're in a bedsit, I go to food banks... I messed up," she told Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden.

"It's a car crash... and I have to say, I thought that nearly losing my life was the worst point of my life, but I think that this year has been the worse year that I've ever had.

"I always think if you mess up, the best way is to put your hands up and say I've done wrong. There's no point keep sweeping things under the carpet."

She continued: "I was supposed to be in Torquay this Christmas in panto and as soon as I got exposed they called and said 'we can't possibly have her at our theatre'... and other work I had lined up, I've lost because I've relapsed."

The mother-of-two, who at the height of her £400-a day habit was sacked from her role as Sam Mitchell on EastEnders, went on to reveal that she had been relying on hand-outs until now.

"A national paper sent me to the States and looked after me out there and made sure I had all the right meetings and doctors and things," she said.

"But when I got back, the friend who was lending me somewhere to stay unfortunately lost that house so I found myself with nowhere to live."