Emotional Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott says she doesn’t always recognise him
Barbara Windsor's husband Scott Mitchell admitted the former EastEnders actress doesn't always recognise him anymore as she made a rare TV appearance today.
Scott, 56, appeared on Good Morning Britain today and revealed the actress has become more confused as he gave viewers an update on Barbara's battle with Alzheimer's disease – which she was diagnosed with in 2014.
Barbara, 82, who once used to play landlady Peggy Mitchell on the BBC soap, wished GMB fans a Merry Christmas from home in a pre-recorded message.
While speaking on air, Scott opened up on the struggles they face, as he explained: "It hits her at certain times, the confusion – we get repetitive questions not knowing where the house is now.
"She can look at me straight in the eye and say, 'Do you know where my husband Scott is?' Each time it happens it's like a body blow. She realises it and she's upset that it happens."
He continued: "She's still got that sense of fun within her. She loves to make me laugh and I make her laugh.
"She's got that sparkle but the confusion is unsettling for her."
He's a full-time carer for his beloved wife, and recently opened up about the "relentless" task of looking after someone with the cruel illness.
Her caring husband admitted he has hired carers to help out, but is filled with guilt when he leaves his wife with them.
He continued: "I struggled with that when I first decided we'd have carers come into the house.
"If I go out at night and I catch myself joining in laughing and joking, which I should do, I still have those pangs of guilt. I feel like 'It's all very well but Barbara's at home.'"
The couple have been married since 2000 but they met back in 1992 when Barbara was 55 and Scott was 28.
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