Carry On star’s battle
DAME Barbara Windsor’s husband has revealed the heartbreaking toll on the star as she battles Alzheimer’s disease.
Scott Mitchell, 55, told how his wife of 18 years is gradually being robbed of the precious memories they share. After a 25-year relationship, Dame Barbara, 80, who rose to fame in the Carry On films in the ‘60s, now often asks him how long he has lived in their home.
“Although Barbara knows me, she suddenly has no recollection of our history,” he said. “She asks, ‘How long have you lived here?’ She’ll suddenly look at her wedding ring and say, ‘Are we married?’ And when I tell her we’ve been together 25 years and married for 18, she looks at me disbelievingly and says, ‘But I have no recollection of it.”