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Dame Barbara Windsor Sends Christmas Message Amid Dementia Battle

Dame Barbara Windsor Sends Christmas Message Amid Dementia Battle

Dame Barbara Windsor has sent a Christmas message to her fans amid her ongoing battle with dementia.

The former EastEnders actress, 82, and her husband Scott Mitchell, 56, sent the festive message during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.

"Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the viewers and everyone at Good Morning Britainfrom us and everyone at The Alzheimer's Society," the actress said.

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Fans of the actress instantly took to the comments to send messages of support.

"Aww Dame Babs looking great this morning, a national treasure indeed. Scott is an amazing guy & they've done so much to champion the cause of sharing awareness about Dementia & challenges it brings for partners etc," tweeted one person.

"Awww Lovely to see Babs and Scott What a lovely couple! Merry Christmas to you both!," commented another.

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"WOW.. that's amazing that she managed to do that take and remember what to say! Fantastic!! Such a lovely couple," said another.

Dame Barbara and her husband wished everyone a merry Christmas (Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain)
Dame Barbara and her husband wished everyone a merry Christmas (Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain)

"Wonderful to see Barbara Windsor shes looking lovely," penned a fourth.

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"Absolute legend," said one more.

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In May 2018, Dame Barbara's husband revealed she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease back in April 2014.

"It's a progressive illness, which is what you have to understand. Her symptoms and condition is pretty much the same, if not worse," he told The Sun.

Dame Barbara and her husband Scott announced they were becoming ambassadors for the Alzheimer's Society in August (Credit: PA)
Dame Barbara and her husband Scott announced they were becoming ambassadors for the Alzheimer's Society in August (Credit: PA)
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In 2019, the recruitment consultant and some of the actress's fellow Eastenders co-stars announced they'd be running the marathon in aid of dementia.

On Dame Barbara's 82nd birthday in August, she and her husband announced they were becoming ambassadors for the Alzheimer's Society.

Dame Barbara came to prominence for her role in the Carry On films in the 60s and 70s, and later became a household name playing played Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders for 22 years from 1994 to 2016.

In 2016, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to charity and entertainment.

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Glad to see you looking well, Barbara!

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Topics: Entertainment News, Celebrity Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.