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Monday 16th December 2019

Barbara Windsor 'unable to remember what friends do' in her battle with Alzheimer's

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Telly legend Barbara Windsor has touched the nation with her courageous battle against Alzheimer's Disease.

The ex-EastEnders star, 82, is now said to be unable to remember what friends do as the disease progresses.

Biggins spoke to Jeremy Vine this morning (Credit: Channel 5)

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Appearing on Channel 5's The Jeremy Vine Show this morning (4.10.19), her close friend, actor Christopher Biggins, gave viewers an update on his friend's condition.

Christopher, 70, said that he visited Barbara a couple of weeks ago.

And, he told Jeremy that her condition is "up and down".

She must ask me 100 times where are you living now and 'what is it that you're doing?

Barbara and husband Scott (Credit: Splashnews.com)

"She is up and down. That's the best way of describing it," he said.

He then went onto say that Barbara was beginning to repeat questions.

"She must ask me 100 times where are you living now and 'what is it that you're doing?'

"She recognises me, it's just catching up with the new stuff."

Earlier in October, fellow EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer said that she thinks it's "really sad" Dame Barbara Windsor cannot remember "all of the amazing things she's done".

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Patsy, 47, who recently made a brief return to the soap as Bianca Jackson, believes her former co-star's Alzheimer's disease is "quite advanced", and she is devastated the Peggy Mitchell star won't be able to recall everything she has done in her career.

She said: "She's had such an amazing career. For her not to remember all of the amazing things she's done, I think it's really sad."

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