Barbara Windsors widower Scott Mitchell plans big memorial for star next year

The widower of EastEnders legend Barbara Windsor has revealed plans for a bigger memorial for the star.

The Peggy Mitchell actress passed away in December last year at the age of 83 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, her funeral in January was only attended by 30 people.

Speaking at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday, her husband Scott Mitchell confirmed he is planning a larger event to celebrate Barbara's life in 2022.

Scott told The Mirror: "I'm definitely getting something together for next year.

"I have to give myself time – it's only been nine months since she passed. I'm still processing it.

"But there will be something next year.

"We'll make sure all her friends who couldn't be at the funeral can get together and remember her."

To celebrate what would have been the late star's 84th birthday, Scott unveiled a plaque in her honour last month.

On the unique birthday plans, he added: "It was always going to be a difficult day – I just wanted to do the best I could and do something for Barbara and let her know she was in my thoughts."

Scott married Barbara in 2000 and supported her through her Alzheimer's battle.

The Carry On star was diagnosed with the degenerative disease in 2014 and went public with her diagnosis four years later.

A tribute to Barbara took place at the TRIC Awards, with her onscreen son Ross Kemp revealing exclusively to Daily Star that he still keeps a photo of the late actress in his office.

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Ross said: "We knew Barbara and I have a picture of her in my office that she gave to me on the first day I met her, from when she was in her 20s.

"She's timeless. I hope people carry on the memory of how great she was.

"She really was a true icon."

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