Ross Kemp leads birthday wishes for former co-star Barbara Windsor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 August 2020
Dame Barbara Windsor

Dame Barbara Windsor

Ross Kemp, Tamzin Outhwaite and Lacey Turner were among the 'EastEnders' actors past and present to wish their former co-star a happy 83rd birthday on Thursday (06.08.20)

Ross Kemp and Tamzin Outhwaite were among the 'EastEnders' actors to wish their former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor a happy 83rd birthday.

The former Peggy Mitchell actress – who was recently moved into a care home amid her battle with dementia, leaving her husband Scott Mitchell feeling "awful" – turned 83 on Thursday (06.08.20), and several of her former soap colleagues have sent her birthday wishes.

Ross – who played her on-screen son Grant Mitchell on the BBC One show – wrote on Twitter: "Wishing my dear friend Dame Barbara a very Happy Birthday. Lots of love to you Bar xx (sic)"

Tamzin (Mel Owen) posted: "Happy birthday to gorgeous Barbara Windsor ... and sending so much love to Scott. (sic)"

Current 'EastEnders' stars including Lacey Turner (Stacey Fowler) and Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell) also sent their birthday wishes via social media.

Lacey posted a picture with Barbara on Instagram, and she added the caption: "Happy birthday to this Wonder Woman hope your day is as beautiful as you (sic)"

Emma wrote: "There is nothing like a Dame".... My #tbt has to be of my favourite Dame...

"Happy Birthday Bar.. (sic)"

Several other stars also wished Barbara a happy birthday, including 'Good Morning Britain' co-host Piers Morgan.

He tweeted: "Happy Birthday to my fabulous friend Barbara Windsor. She's been going through such a tough time in recent years but has never lost that cheeky grin or massive heart. A wonderful lady. (sic)"

'Allo Allo' star Vicki Michelle tweeted: "Happy Birthday to Beautiful Dame Barbara Windsor, amazing lady. Has achieved so much. Respected and loved across the country, a little powerhouse. You and Scott are a wonderful couple, so brave. Have a lovely day. #BarbaraWindsor @bbceastenders #CarryOn @LADYRATLINGS (sic)"

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