Dame Barbara Windsor Sends Christmas Message Amid Dementia Battle
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.
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.
"WOW.. that's amazing that she managed to do that take and remember what to say! Fantastic!! Such a lovely couple," said another.
"Wonderful to see Barbara Windsor shes looking lovely," penned a fourth.
More Like ThisMore Like This
'Ross Kemp: Living With Dementia': Barbara Windsor May Need To Be Placed In A Care Home
"Absolute legend," said one more.
In May 2018, Dame Barbara's husband revealed she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease back in April 2014.
Earlier this year, Scott revealed that his wife's condition had been deteriorating.
"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.
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.
Glad to see you looking well, Barbara!
Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain