Barbara Windsor's funeral date revealed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 January 2021
Dame Barbara Windsor

Dame Barbara Windsor

The funeral of the late Dame Barbara Windsor is expected to take place at Golders Green Crematorium in north London on Friday (08.01.20)

Dame Barbara Windsor's funeral is to take place on Friday (08.01.20).

The former 'EastEnders' actress passed away on December 10 aged 83 following a six-year battle with Alzheimer's, and she will be laid to rest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London later this week.

The UK's coronavirus pandemic guidance states funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people.

Among those is expected to be the late star's friend Christopher Biggins, who recently revealed he, Ross Kemp, and Anna Karen will speak at the service.

The former 'Porridge' star will make a speech about the middle part of Barbara's life, and her '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."

Biggins also recently admitted he expects "thousands of people" to be invited to a memorial for Barbara when guidelines allow it.

Speaking in 2020, he said: "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."

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