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Wednesday 13th November 2019

Barbara Windsor makes rare public appearance at theatre

Star is suffering from Alzheimer's

She was last seen thanking fans for their support via a video message back in September.

Now Dame Barbara Windsor has enjoyed a night out with her good friend Matt Lucas.

The former EastEnders actress – who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2004 – headed out for a night at the theatre.

Barbara is married to Scott Mitchell (Credit: Splash News)

Barbara was in the audience at London's Gielgud Theatre to watch Matt in Les Misérables.

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Uploading a snap of himself and the actress with his co-star Michael Ball, Matt called Barbara a "superstar".

Great photo of a fantastic woman. I’m glad she’s looking so well.

He said: "Another day, another superstar in the audience at Les Mis."

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Another day, another superstar in the audience at Les Mis

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Fans were quick to comment on the photograph. One said that it was a "lovely picture of three lovely people".

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"Now there is a photo to treasure," another said.

"What a lady #nationaltreasure," said another fan.

Barbara has been friends with Matt for years (Credit: Splash News)

Others commented that Barbara – who is married to Scott Mitchell – looked "great".

"Great photo of a fantastic woman. I’m glad she’s looking so well," one said.

The outing comes after Barbara's former EastEnders co-star Kellie Shirley revealed the star's personality is "still infections", despite her having "terrible days".

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