‘It feels like a BEREAVEMENT'
WOMAN - UK|September 07, 2020
‘It feels like a BEREAVEMENT'
Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell opens up on the heartbreaking decision to move the EastEnders legend into a care home

For fans of Dame Barbara Windsor, watching the iconic actor’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease from afar has been difficult. But her husband Scott Mitchell has confessed he feels like he’s lost his wife – after making the agonising decision to move her into a care home.

Scott, 57, was forced to bring in carers for Barbara, 83, during lockdown as her condition got worse and, at an appointment with a specialist, he was told his wife would soon need full-time care from professionals. But, after making the heartbreaking move, Scott has confessed their home feels empty without the former EastEnders star.

He said, ‘I have been used to hustle and bustle in this little space, then suddenly, silence… All you can hear are your thoughts, and that’s not always healthy.


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September 07, 2020