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Dame Barbara Windsor’s close friend Christopher Biggins reveals her funeral plans

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Dame Barbara Windsor's close friend Christopher Biggins has told that her funeral will included eulogies from him and her Eastenders co-star Ross Kemp.

Barbara died aged 83 in a London care home last week after battling Alzheimer's.

Actor Christopher, 72, who was pals with Babs for four decades, revealed the details of the star's funeral today on Steph's Packed Lunch.

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Christopher said he is "honoured" to be on of her funeral's 30 guests.

He also explained that Barbara's actress pal Anna Karen who played her sister 'Aunt Sal' in Eastenders, and alongside her in Carry On films, will also be speaking at the funeral.

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When asked if he had spoken to Barbara's husband Scott, Christopher said: "I have, 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."

Christopher also told how he thought Barbara would be delighted to hear what people have had to say about her since her death.

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He told host Steph McGovern: "Steph, what I have to say to you is – I wish that when we die, all of us – we had 24 hours looking down to hear what people say about us.

"Because Barbara would have been thrilled. I have never seen an outcry of horror from everybody that she died.

"She was the most extraordinary woman and she was a friend of mine for 40 years and she was so special. We went on holiday together and we did shows around the country.

"We've been everywhere. She was extraordinary."

The actor, who played Lukewarm in BBC sitcom Porridge, also praised Barbara's husband Scott Mitchell.

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"Her husband Scott is an angel, he's a saint…he has been fantastic and it has been awful for him because with her condition, I didn't realise with Alzheimer's, you forget to eat and you forget to drink so that is how many people die with the condition.

"But he's [Scott] always been there. Everybody poo-pooed that marriage because they said there was a huge amount of difference between their ages."

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