Barbara Windsor funeral

Barbara Windsor funeral: Christopher Biggins reveals details and remembers ‘extraordinary’ friend

Barbara died last week after battling Alzheimer's

Dame Barbara Windsor’s funeral will take place in January following her death last week.

The EastEnders legend died last Thursday at a London care home aged 83 after battling Alzheimer’s.

Now, her close friend Christopher Biggins has revealed details of her funeral.

Christopher Biggins discusses Barbara Windsor funeral
Christopher Biggins has revealed details of Barbara Windsor’s funeral (Credit: Channel 4)

When will Barbara Windsor funeral take place?

Christopher appeared on today’s edition of Steph’s Packed Lunch.

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Biggins revealed he will be one of Barbara’s friends speaking at her funeral when it takes place in January.

He said: “Steph, what I have to say to you is – I wish that when we die, all of us, we had 24 hours looking down to hear what people say about us.

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Dame Barbara Windsor died last week (Credit: MassaiWarrior /

“Because Barbara would have been thrilled. I have never seen an outcry of horror from everybody that she died.

“She was the most extraordinary woman and she was a friend of mine for 40 years and she was so special.”

He continued: “We went on holiday together and we did shows around the country. We’ve been everywhere. She was extraordinary.

“Her husband Scott is an angel, he’s a saint.

“He has been fantastic and it has been awful for him because with her condition.

Barbara Windsor death
Barbara with her husband Scott Mitchell (Credit: PALACE LEE /

“I didn’t realise with Alzheimer’s, you forget to eat and you forget to drink so that is how many people die with the condition.

“But he’s [Scott] always been there. Everybody poo-pooed that marriage because they said there was a huge amount of difference between their ages.”

Who will attend the funeral?

Asked by Steph if Christopher had spoke to Scott, he replied: “I have, I’m very honoured because you can only have 30 people at the funeral.

“I am one of the speakers. Anna Karen is speaking about her early life, I’m speaking about the middle part of her life.

“Ross [Kemp] from EastEnders is talking about that part of her life. It will be very, very sad.

Ross Kemp posing on the red carpet
Ross Kemp will speak at Barbara’s funeral (Credit:

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“I wish there was a way that we could record it so people can watch it online.”

I have never seen an outcry of horror from everybody that she died.

He added: “It’s going to be a terrible day, it’s in January but we’re all there for him and for her. She was very special.”

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs on Channel 4, weekdays, at 12:30pm.

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