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Friday 16th November 2018

Barbara Windsor enjoys emotional night out with ex-EastEnders co-star Adam Woodyatt

He said it was a day he'll "always remember"

Barbara Windsor enjoyed a night out at the theatre with husband Scott and ex-EastEnders co-star Adam Woodyatt.

The soap legend, 81, watched pal Bonnie Langford in 42nd Street The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury lane, on Wednesday evening.

Adam revealed on Instagram that during the interval, Babs got a standing ovation from the audience as she "crept" into the Royal Box.

He said that she also enjoyed a spot of tap dancing during a private tour of the theatre.

Babs and Scott enjoyed a day out with Adam and his wife Beverley (Credit: Instagram)

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Adam, who plays Ian Beale in the BBC soap, shared a video of Babs blowing kisses to the crowd while they cheered and applauded her as she stood inside the Royal Box.

He then posted a snap of himself, his wife Beverley, Barbara and Scott inside the theatre.

Adam captioned the post: "Incredible day out with @beverleywoodyatt Scott and the legend that is Dame Barbara at #42ndstreet.

"During interval we sneaked her into Royal Box and the response from the auditorium was so moving."

He added: "After the show she was even tap dancing on the stage. A day I will always remember."

Speaking about the day out, Scott told the Mirror: "It was a wonderful day. The public are the warmest people in the world to Barbara.

"It gives her such pleasure chatting to everyone and seeing them all and she never expects that reaction. It’s like two different people once she enters a theatre.

"The old Babs emerges for a while. It’s wonderful to see those moments."

Earlier this year, Scott revealed that Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014.

Scott has been looking after Barbara following her diagnosis (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Barbara Windsor's husband reveals she briefly forgot who he was

Meanwhile, last month, Scott emotionally revealed on Loose Women that his worst fears had become real when Carry On legend Barbara momentarily forgot who he was as he helped her take a bath.

He said: "When Barbara first got this diagnosis my big fear was always, 'What if one day she looks at me and doesn't know who I am?'

"And that kind of haunted me, and two weeks ago, you know, that reality came."

He added: "It was only brief, I was just helping her, she'd got out of the bath and she looked at me and was suddenly apprehensive, her eyes went blank and she went, 'Sorry, who are you?'"

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