Brave Bar­bara’s back at big bash

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ISOBEL DICK­IN­SON

DAME Bar­bara Wind­sor en­joyed a fes­tive out­ing with her hus­band on a rare night out this week. The for­mer EastEn­ders star, who has Alzheimer’s, went to a Christ­mas bash in Lon­don on Fri­day along­side hubby Scott Mitchell.

The Carry On ac­tress, 81, went pub­lic about her con­di­tion in May, four years af­ter she was di­ag­nosed.

She also had a pace­maker fit­ted in

Au­gust af­ter a fall at home.

But Babs looked in great health and she smiled for pho­tog­ra­phers as she left the star-stud­ded party with her de­voted hus­band. The cou­ple, left, rubbed shoul­ders with a string of celebs in­clud­ing El­iz­a­beth Hur­ley, be­low, Sir Mick Jag­ger and Rob­bie Wil­liams and his wife Ayda Field.

Scott gave an emo­tional up­date on the screen leg­end’s con­di­tion while ap­pear­ing on Loose Women in Oc­to­ber, ad­mit­ting he has no re­grets about go­ing pub­lic with her con­di­tion as “it couldn’t be hid­den any more”. He added: “It’s only been a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence since shar­ing the di­ag­no­sis.” Scott said he didn’t want his wife to “come across as if she was be­ing kind of silly or peo­ple look­ing at her think­ing, ‘That’s a very strange thing to say,’ if she failed to recog­nise old pals.”

He added: “It was get­ting more dif­fi­cult. If we were in the taxi she’d ask the driver eight times where he lived.”

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