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Thursday 18th July 2019

EastEnders’ Jake Wood visits Barbara Windsor after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Babs' husband and Jake's wife also joined

EastEnders actor Jake Wood paid his dear friend Dame Barbara Windsor a visit this week.

Jake, 45, shared a sweet photo to Twitter showing himself enjoying a catch-up with the soap legend after it was revealed in May she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

The picture sees Jake, Babs, her husband Scott Mitchell and Jake's wife Alison Murray smiling for the camera.

Read more: Ross Kemp visits Dame Barbara Windsor after Alzheimer's diagnosis revealed

Jake captioned the post: "There ain’t nothing like a Dame," followed by three love heart emojis.

Fans couldn't get enough of the photo, with many gushing over how great Babs, 80, looked.

One person tweeted: "Wow! Who doesn't love Babs. Legend isn't a big enough word for that amazing lady."

Another wrote: "Love that photo Jake, Barbara's looking well!"

Who doesn't love Babs. Legend isn't a big enough word for that amazing lady.

"Absolutely love her," a third said. "Beautiful photo."

Fans were pleased to see Babs looking well (Credit: Getty Images)

Jake, who plays Max Branning in the soap, also paid tribute to Babs - aka Peggy Mitchell - at the British Soap Awards earlier this month.

As he picked up the Scene Of The Year, he told the audience: "I want to send a big EastEnders hug to Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott. We love you very much."

Last month, news broke that Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014.

In an emotional interview with The Sun, her husband Scott, 55, said he wanted to set the record straight amid rumours in showbusiness circles about Dame Barbara’s deteriorating health.

He said: “Since her 80th birthday last August, a definite continual confusion has set in, so it’s becoming a lot more difficult for us to hide.

Ross paid his soap mum a visit earlier this week (Credit: Twitter)

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“I’m doing this because I want us to be able to go out and, if something isn’t quite right, it will be OK because people will now know that she has Alzheimer’s and will accept it for what it is.”

Meanwhile, Jake is just the latest famous face to visit Babs.

The actress' on-screen son Ross Kemp, who played Grant Mitchell in the soap, posted a picture to Twitter on Monday showing himself catching up with Barbara.

Ross, 53, is seen leaning in towards Barbara, who had her arm around his neck as they smiled at the camera.

The actor captioned the snap: "Visiting my lovely Bar… whoops, I mean Dame Barbara Windsor x."

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