EastEnders icon Barbara Windsor remembers all Carry On jokes amid dementia fight

EastEnders fan favourite Barbara Windsor is believed to remember all of the iconic jokes from her Carry On career which took place almost 50-years-ago.

Dame Babara, 82, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's six years ago but struggles to remember recent events as the neuro condition takes over her body.

However, a celeb pal has revealed that the iconic actress is able to remember the jokes that she used to warm the hearts of the nation almost 50-years-ago.

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Christopher Biggins revealed that he recently enjoyed lunch with Barbara with their friends and family at her home.

The panto legend said that friends and relatives of the actress were shocked when Babs started recalling her famous skits.

Speaking to Best Magazine he said: "I had lunch with Barbara recently. She's fantastic. We laugh a lot. She's great on the past too.

"She can remember all her Carry On jokes and also songs from the old-time music hall. The other day, she sang to me, The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery."

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However, he went on to add that the illness has taken its toll on the star.

This comes after Barbara's husband, Scott Mitchell, revealed that her condition means she can sadly no longer recognise her own home.

Scott said: "I've definitely seen a progression in the last year.

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"Barbara's symptoms have deepened, especially where her confusion is concerned. Constantly, she does not realise where we are, even in the house.

"She will ask me, 'When are we going home?'"

Earlier this year, during a rare public appearance Barbara said that dementia is a "cruel illness".

Dame Barbara is an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society who are fighting for an NHS Dementia Fund to prevent families from facing financial ruin.

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