Christopher Biggins expects 'thousands' to be invited to a Barbara Windsor memorial

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2020
Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins believes thousands of people will be invited to a memorial service for Dame Barbara Windsor next year or "sometime in the future" when coronavirus restrictions will allow it

Christopher Biggins expects thousands of people to be invited to a memorial for Dame Barbara Windsor next year.  

The legendary actress passed away on December 10, aged 83, following a six-year battle with Alzheimer's, and while Biggins is one of the select few set to attend her funeral next month – due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions limiting numbers – he thinks there will be a big celebration of her life that many can attend in 2021 or "sometime in the future".

Speaking on 'Good Morning Britain' about Barbara's funeral, he said: "It'll be very difficult for all of us, especially Scott.

"But it's good to say goodbye properly.

"Next year, or sometime in the future, there will be a massive, massive ... thousands of people invited to a memorial service for Barbara, which will be wonderful."

Biggins also recently revealed Ross Kemp, and Anna Karen will speak at the late star's funeral in January, as well as him.

The former 'Porridge' star will make a speech about the middle part of the late actress' life, and Barbara's 'EastEnders' co-star Ross – who played her on-screen son Grant Mitchell – will speak about her time on the BBC One soap.

Anna was good friends with Barbara and starred alongside her in 'Carry On Camping', and she reunited with the acting legend in 'EastEnders' when she was cast as Aunt Sal, the sister of Barbara's iconic character Peggy Mitchell.  

Biggins said: "I’m very honoured because you can only have 30 people at the funeral, and I am one of the speakers.

"Anna Karen is speaking about her early life, I’m speaking about the middle part of her life and Ross [Kemp] from 'EastEnders' is talking about that part of her life.

"It will be very, very sad. I wish there was a way that we could record it so people can watch it online.

"It’s going to be a terrible day, it’s in January but we’re all there for him and for her. She was very special."

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