Ross Kemp supporting Dame Barbara Windsor's widower Scott Mitchell
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2021
Former 'EastEnders' actor Ross Kemp is supporting his late friend Dame Barbara Windsor's widower Scott Mitchell following her in December aged 83
Ross Kemp is supporting Dame Barbara Windsor's widower Scott Mitchell following her death.
The ex-'EastEnders' actor has admitted he is "very much involved" since his close friend and former co-star passed away in December aged 83 after battling Alzheimer’s, and he described Scott as a "true friend".
He told OK!: "I was very much involved and I'm still close to Scott.
"He's a true friend and always will be.
"It's widely documented that I read the eulogy at her funeral and I was with Scott all the way through it.
"I made a documentary with Scott about Alzheimer's and Barbara did know about that. There were pictures of her in it."
In his eulogy, Ross – who played EastEnders' Grant Mitchell, the son of Barbara's character Peggy Mitchell – praised Scott as the "true love of [Barbara's] life".
He said: "Now, a few men may have loved her too, but there was only one true love of her life. And that was always Scott. Twenty-seven years they were together, and married for 20 of them.
"When they first got together, people said they wouldn’t last; how wrong they were. They spent so many fabulous years, working together, working for each other, and truly loving each other.
"When the diagnosis came they both knew there would be no happy ending.
"They kept it to themselves and many relationships at this point would have failed but they decided to face it together.
"In 2018, they turned a negative into a positive. They went to No10 to demand money for dementia research and social care. Barbara and Scott’s Dementia Revolution raised £4 million."