Babs car­ries on par­ty­ing with the rich and famous

Sunday Express - - FRONT PAGE - By Kat Hopps

DAME Bar­bara Wind­sor was all smiles on a night out on Fri­day night as she at­tended a glitzy Christ­mas party de­spite bat­tling Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

The Carry On ac­tress, 81, made a beam­ing re­turn to the lime­light with hus­band Scott Mitchell, sign­ing au­to­graphs as she left the Lon­don event.

It was in May this year that the for­mer EastEn­ders star re­vealed she is suf­fer­ing from the dis­ease.

Scott, 55, de­cided to go pub­lic with Dame Bar­bara’s ill­ness, four years af­ter her

2014 di­ag­no­sis.

Babs and Scott par­tied along­side some of the big­gest names in show­busi­ness and pol­i­tics at the bash hosted by Rus­sian news­pa­per owner Evgeny Lebe­dev.

Among the host of stars were ac­tresses Anna Friel and El­iz­a­beth Hur­ley, model Alexa Chung and pop star Rob­bie Wil­liams and wife Ayda Field.

Also there were ac­tor Sir

Ian McKellen, and rock leg­end Sir Rod Ste­wart with his wife Penny Lan­caster.

Bar­bara has kept a low pro­file in re­cent months but she did sur­prise the­atre-go­ers last month when she at­tended the show 42nd Street at the The­atre Royal and did a lit­tle tap danc­ing.

EastEn­ders col­league Adam Woody­att, who plays Ian Beale, re­vealed on the This Morn­ing sofa on Mon­day that she re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the au­di­ence.

Pic­tures: KPPICTURES

FUN NIGHT: Bar­bara Wind­sor and hus­band Scott Mitchell are all smiles at the party

LAUGH NIGHT: Lots of fun for Rod Ste­wart and wife Penny Lan­caster

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