Dame Barbara Windsor's widower says she's 'constantly with me'

Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell arrive to deliver an Alzheimer's Society open letter to 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to address the
Scott Mitchell with the late Dame Barbara Windsor. (PA)

Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell has said the late star is always on his mind and that he dreams about her.

The EastEnders veteran died in 2020 at the age of 83 after battling Alzheimer’s disease since 2014.

Opening up about his loss on Good Morning Britain, Mitchell told hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard that the actress is never far from his thoughts.

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"She’s constantly with me," he said. "She’s constantly on my mind, you know. I dream about her a lot. I talk to her when I’m running. I think you do, it’s part of grieving and we all go through, unfortunately, those things when you do grieve."

Mitchell, who is an ambassador of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said it was “very important” to Dame Barbara that she helped people by speaking out about her diagnosis.

He said he was trying to stay positive, and that his wife had been “an incredibly positive” person.

“The way you saw her, that was her attitude towards life,” he said.

Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell arriving for the 2009 British Soap Awards at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London.
Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell were married for 20 years. (PA)

“She loved helping other people.

"She loved doing things.”

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Dame Barbara – who was best known for playing EastEnders’ pub landlady Peggy Mitchell – was married to Mitchell from April 2000.

Paying tribute to the Carry On star after she died, Mitchell said: “May you rest in peace now my precious Bar.

"I’ve lost my wife, my best friend and soul mate and my heart or life will never feel the same without you.”

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