Barbara Windsor's widower Scott Mitchell breaks his silence on romance with EastEnders actress Tanya Franks | The Sun

BARBARA Windsor's widower Scott Mitchell has broken his silence on his romance with EastEnders actress Tanya Franks.

Back in July The Sun exclusively revealed that he found love again three years after the death of Dame Barbara Windsor.

Scott, 60, went official with Rainie Cross actress Tanya, 55, on holiday in Greece in July.

Today Scott appeared on the This Morning sofa to chat about Babs' Army with Dermot O'Leary and Holly Willoughby – which is how he met his new love.

Scott founded Babs’ Army after Barbara died peacefully aged 83, after living with Alzheimer’s since 2014 and has gone on to raise millions for Alzheimer’s Research UK in the Carry On legend’s name.

"We met the first year that we did the marathon," Scott revealed.

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"It's a very funny thing. I could not have picked two ladies who are more opposite, they are the polar opposites when it comes to talking about their personal life."

He added: "Tanya is an incredible lady, but she believes that her personal relationships are not something that she wishes to discuss. I respect that.

"We did meet through running and we still do run together."

Tanya and Scott bonded alongside the rest of the EastEnders' cast while training for the marathon in 2019, 2021 and 2023.

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Barbara and Scott were married between 2000 and 2020.

The soap legend is best known for playing Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders.

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