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Saturday 7th December 2019

Christopher Biggins opens up on Barbara Windsor’s worsening condition

She asked him the same questions eight times

Christopher Biggins has been friends with former Carry On star, Dame Barbara Windsor for years now, and her battle with dementia hasn't been easy for anybody to see.

However, Biggins has taken it especially hard and opened up recently about a heartbreaking encounter he had with Windsor a few weeks back.

The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! champion revealed that he asked the former EastEnders star the same question "eight or nine times".

Poor old Barb. However, Biggins insisted that she was still full of energy despite her symptoms becoming more and more pronounced.

Celebrities spotted leaving the Variety ShowBiz Awards at the Hilton London, UK. (Credit: Splash)

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He told The Mirror: "When I’m with Barbara, I don’t have sadness or tears because she would see that and I don’t want her to. So I’m always upbeat with her.

"The last time I had lunch with her was three weeks ago.

"She looked wonderful, she had tremendous energy and we laughed a lot. But she asked me 'what are you doing?' eight or nine times because she’d forgotten my answer.

Forgetting my answers each time was very sad. But I’d only show that sadness after I’d left her.

"It’s such an open, caring question and typical of her.

"Forgetting my answers each time was very sad. But I’d only show that sadness after I’d left her."

Forgetting my answers each time was very sad.

Biggins and Barbara first met on the musical Guys and Dolls which they toured around the country and they have been friends ever since.

Biggins had previously revealed that Barbara had forgotten she was ever famous after her Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.

He was also worried that the disease would prevent her from remembering the highlights of her incredible career.

Barbara with husband Scott (Credit: WENN)

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