Danniella Westbrook seeking legal action after Gogglebox mocked nose

‘I am shocked that made the edit’: Danniella Westbrook claims she is seeking legal action after Gogglebox stars mocked her nose

Danniella Westbrook is seeking legal action against Channel 4’s Gogglebox after the Siddiqui family mocked her nose on Tuesday night’s episode. 

Viewers watched the family poke fun at the former EastEnders actress, 47, about her collapsed septum due to her cocaine addiction in the 1990s and early 2000s. 

Danniella took to Twitter following the show saying she was in shock and deeply hurt by the comments. 

Upset: Danniella Westbrook is seeking legal action against Channel 4’s Gogglebox after the Siddiqui family mocked her nose on Tuesday night’s episode (pictured in 2018)

In the scenes, Baasit asked: ‘Would you rather have just one giant nostril or would you like to have just one giant eye?’

Umar replied: ‘I’d rather have one giant eye’, to which Baasit replied: ‘You’d rather be Cyclops?’

Umar said: ‘Well having a one giant nostril thing, they’ve never even given a name for that’.

Mean: Viewers watched the family poke fun at the former EastEnders actress, 47, about her collapsed septum due to her cocaine addiction in the 1990s and early 2000s

Would you rather: In the scenes Baasit asked: ‘Would you rather have just one giant nostril or would you like to have just one giant eye?’

Cruel: Baasit said: ‘Would you rather be a Cyclops or Danniella Westbrook?’, which made his brother and father laugh

But Baasit told him: ‘Yeah they have that girl from EastEnders. What’s her name? Danniella Westbrook. Would you rather be a Cyclops or Danniella Westbrook?’, which made his brother and father laugh. 

Danniella wrote on Twitter: ‘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.’

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

‘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.’

Seeking legal action: Danniella wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you everyone for the support you gave me about the derogatory comments Channel 4 allowed the Siddiqui family to make’

Danniella later added: ‘Being bullied is no joke ! No matter how big or small the comment made. Your mental health matters. I have a platform so I need to use it!’

Fans rallied around the actress. One wrote: ‘I’m so sorry you have to see something like that my lovely, keep fighting and trolling is never acceptable.’

While another added: ‘There’s some b******s out! Then people wonder why mental health issues are on the rise x’.

Mocking Danniella: The family shared a laugh as they compared having one nostril to the former EastEnders actress

A third chimed: ‘Absolutely shameful. Why can’t they just leave @westbrookdanni alone. Channel 4 deserve to be brought up on it! Fuming for her!’.  

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment. 

Over the years Danniella has struggled with a cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety.

Back in September, the soap star revealed she ditched drugs and alcohol and celebrated 19 months of sobriety.

Not acceptable: Fans rallied around the actress. One wrote: ‘I’m so sorry you have to see something like that my lovely, keep fighting and trolling is never acceptable.’

Danniella shared on her son’s Firecast podcast: ‘I just shut that other door like it never happened. I just expect everybody to catch up to where I am.

‘I can’t expect that just because I’ve got clean that all of a sudden everyone’s going to forget the pain I’ve caused. I’ve got to realise that it might take other people a bit longer to come around because I have hurt people.’

Now, the thespian insisted she’s dedicated to making sure she’s a good mum, and always consults her daughter and son on her big life decisions.

Past: The thespian had struggled with a cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety (pictured in 1999)

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