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Danniella Westbrook

The troubled EastEnders star shocked fans when she retweeted a follower’s gag about splurging any Big Brother winnings on cocaine. Luckily it was all just an innocent mistake by her fat-fingered social media team. Phew!

The biggest celebrity social media fails of 2016

What could possibly go wrong if you give a celebrity a mobile phone and their very own Twitter account?

Well, quite a lot actually.

2016 has seen more than its fair share of itchy-fingered stars making ill-advised comments on their social media channels. Some managed to blame their ‘people’ and get away with it all, while other less fortunate souls were unceremoniously dumped from their lucrative TV roles.

We look back at 10 of the past twelve months’ most toe-curling social media fails.