Wednesday 12 December 2018

David Walliams shares snap with ‘unbreakable’ Dame Barbara Windsor

The talent show judge and the actress, who has Alzheimer’s, shared an afternoon tea.

David Walliams has shared photos with Dame Barbara Windsor. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
David Walliams has shared photos with Dame Barbara Windsor. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

David Walliams has described Dame Barbara Windsor as “unbreakable” as he revealed the pair have enjoyed tea together.

Last month it was revealed that the actress has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and been living with the illness since 2014.

Walliams shared a photograph of himself and Dame Barbara, 80, seated next to each other as he wraps his left arm around her and uses his other to hold her hand.

He wrote on Instagram: “Afternoon tea with the woman of my dreams ever since I was a boy, the unbreakable Dame Barbara Windsor.”

In the photograph, the former EastEnders star is resting her head on Walliams’ shoulder and the pair are smiling widely.

Walliams shared the same picture on Twitter, writing: “Afternoon tea with a legend.”

In May, Dame Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell said she had been taking medication to manage her condition but that symptoms had worsened in recent weeks.

She and Walliams have been close friends for years.

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