Barbara Windsor called husband Scott Mitchell to celebrate his success just minutes after he finished the London Marathon

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DAME Barbara Windsor told husband Scott Mitchell she was proud of him in a phone call minutes after he finished the London Marathon.

Scott, 56, who ran  to raise money for The Dementia Revolution,  revealed Barbara had joked about his time and said: “OK that’s brilliant love,  when will you be home?”

Scott celebrated his London Marathon run, which has raised £155,117.18 for research into dementia
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Scott celebrated his London Marathon run, which raised £155,117.18 for research into dementia[/caption]

Barbara, with Scott, now needs constant care due to Alzheimer’s
Barbara, with Scott, now needs constant care due to Alzheimer’s
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Barbara, 81, has been battling Alzheimer’s since 2014 and now has to have round-the-clock care.

Scott and  Barbara’s ex-EastEnders co-stars Tanya Franks, Natalie Cassidy, Jake Wood, Jane Slaughter and Kellie Smith have raised  more than £135,000.

Scott added: “A lot of the team have been at our house a lot of the time training so Barbara’s got used to seeing us all stretched out in our leggings on the lounge floor.

“Of course we have to remind of her what we’re doing, it’s the nature of the illness.

“It’s a conversation we have had over but that’s why we’re doing this. To help other people in the future.”

In a heartbreaking interview with Virgin Radio’s Chris Evans which was exclusively reported in The Sun earlier this month, Scott admitted Barbara no longer knew where she lived and needed round-the-clock care.


He said: “You see that person slowly disappearing before your eyes, being stripped of who they were.

“Anyone who has been through it would tell you it’s the most heartbreaking thing to watch.”

Barbara’s Revolutionaries ran for Dementia Revolution and can be sponsored at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Barbarasrevolutionaries.

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EastEnders’ Natalie Cassidy finished in 5 hours 27 minutes[/caption]

Jake Wood was close behind with 5 hours 59 minutes
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Jake Wood was close behind with 5 hours 59 minutes[/caption]

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