Danniella Westbrook taking social media break amid trolling

The actor said she is stepping away from Instagram and Twitter

Danniella Westbrook is taking some time off social media. (Getty)
Danniella Westbrook is taking some time off social media. (Getty)

Danniella Westbrook has told fans that she is taking a break from social media after admitting she was “struggling” with all the trolling.

The former EastEnders actor, 49, told fans this week that she was getting a lot of “hate” online.

And she has now posted a message on her Instagram Story saying that she would be stepping away for a bit.

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“Taking some time away from my phone, Insta and Twitter,” she posted.

“Sunshine, beach and relaxing by the pool with a book. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.”

Danniella Westbrook is taking some time off social media. (Danniella Westbrook Instagram)
Danniella Westbrook said 'ignorance is bliss'. (Danniella Westbrook Instagram)

Westbrook, who rose to stardom when she was cast as Sam Mitchell on the BBC soap, has been going through facial reconstruction surgery after suffering osteoporosis and damage to her nose because of past cocaine use.

She has been open about the fact that she gets trolled over her appearance and last year Westbrook told fans she couldn’t wait for all her facial work to be done as she was “ready to get busy living… and busy working”.

Actress Danniella Morgan (formley Danniella Westbrook) is returning to Albert Square, of television's Eastenders, as Ricky Butcher's ex-wife, and the Mitchell brothers' younger sister, Samantha.   (Photo by Andrew Stuart - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook during her time on BBC soap EastEnders. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Earlier this week the TV star revealed she was facing a lot of trolling at the moment and that it was tough to take.

“Fact: I am seriously struggling with the constant trolling and hate I’m receiving,” she said on her Instagram Story. "Please don’t send me hate."

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The actor also tweeted to say that while people could voice their opinions, their existence was "irrelevant" to her.

"I have zero interest in people who troll me, hate on me, make fun of me, post childish things about me on here & other social media platforms," she said.

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