Danniella Westbrook's daughter Jodie Jenkins eyes up EastEnders stint – just like her mum
DANNIELLA Westbrook's daughter Jodie Jenkins revealed she would love to follow in her mum's footsteps and star in EastEnders.
The 20-year-old has had a lifelong ambition to be an actress but has been taken away from that goal in recent years.
She told the Daily Star: "I grew up with my goal to be an actress or in West End musicals.
"I did a few musicals in school but I was going to go to Sylvia Young and follow in my mum's footsteps. But media and advertising took me completely away from that."
Though Jodie worries it might be seen as unfair if she lands a role ahead of aspiring actors and actresses who are still learning their craft.
She continued: "I mean I would definitely consider but I don't know if I've got the capacity in talent to do it, I mean I would absolutely love to, but I think there are better-qualified people out there."
Danniella was cast as Sam Mitchell aged 16 in the early 90s. Her time on the soap was blighted by heavy cocaine use away from the set and she was axed in 2000.
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She returned to the role for two brief stints in recent years, but bosses have now recast Sam with Kim Medcalf, who played the character between 2002 and 2005.
Last month Danniella revealed her lookalike daughter has been signed as an influencer and is in line for a big payday.
Danniella, 48, took to Instagram to gush over her daughter's signing, revealing she was to be represented by the Social Inspire Group.
"Brand new signing," the mother-of-two proudly captioned a repost of the collaboration announcement, as Ciara hit Level Up played in the background.
"New exclusive talent. We are thrilled to announce that we are representing the beautiful @jodiebjenkins."
In the snap, Jodie could be seen looking towards the camera with a slight pout, showing off her large blue eyes and lookalike features to mum Danniella.
Last month, the mother-daughter duo shocked fans by looking exactly like one another as they posed for a sweet selfie together.
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