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Dame Barbara Windsor, 82, ‘hanging in there’ in her fight with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Dame Barbara Windsor is ‘hanging in there’ in her fight with Alzheimer’s Disease but would get ‘too confused’ if she were to attend a big public event, according to her close friend Christopher Biggins. 

Panto star Christopher visited his close friend, who was diagnosed with the degenerative condition in 2014, last week and gave an update on her condition. 

The actress, 82, is ‘still able to get out and about’ but a big public event would be ‘too much’ for her, Christopher, 70, said. 

Health: Her Alzheimer's disease means Dame Barbara Windsor, 82, would be 'too confused' by a big public event, according to friend Christopher Biggins, 70 (Pictured: Barbara in 2017)

Health: Her Alzheimer's disease means Dame Barbara Windsor, 82, would be 'too confused' by a big public event, according to friend Christopher Biggins, 70 (Pictured: Barbara in 2017)

Health: Her Alzheimer’s disease means Dame Barbara Windsor, 82, would be ‘too confused’ by a big public event, according to friend Christopher Biggins, 70 (Pictured: Barbara in 2017)

Barbara last appeared in public in September when she met Boris Johnson in Downing Street to call on him to ‘sort out’ dementia care. 

But speaking to the Mirror, Christopher said the former Eastenders and Carry On actress would never be ‘100 per cent’ because of her condition. 

He said the ‘terrible disease’ is awful for the star, who is looked after by her husband Scott Mitchell, 56. 

‘She is still able to get out and about sometimes but I don’t think she would be able to go to a big event any more,’ he said. 

Friends: The actress is 'still able to get out and about' but a big public event would be 'too much' for her, Christopher said (Pictured: The pair in 2016)

Friends: The actress is 'still able to get out and about' but a big public event would be 'too much' for her, Christopher said (Pictured: The pair in 2016)

Friends: The actress is ‘still able to get out and about’ but a big public event would be ‘too much’ for her, Christopher said (Pictured: The pair in 2016) 

Important: Barbara last appeared in public in September when she met Boris Johnson to call on him to 'sort out' dementia (Pictured: Barbara and the Prime Minister exchange kisses)

Important: Barbara last appeared in public in September when she met Boris Johnson to call on him to 'sort out' dementia (Pictured: Barbara and the Prime Minister exchange kisses)

Important: Barbara last appeared in public in September when she met Boris Johnson to call on him to ‘sort out’ dementia (Pictured: Barbara and the Prime Minister exchange kisses)

‘It would be too much for her. She’d get too confused.

‘She gets upset when she is confused and doesn’t quite know what’s going on.’

But the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star said Barbara should be remembered for her ‘fantastic’ career in TV and film.       

Last year, Scott said Barbara sometimes forgets that the pair are married.  

Speaking to Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show with Sky, he said there are ‘two sides’ with her condition – sometimes they will talk normally and her humour is ‘brilliant’, but then she’ll shout out ‘Scott where are you?’ when he leaves the room.

Christopher said the 'terrible disease' is awful for the star, who is looked after by her husband Scott Mitchell, 56 (Pictured: Barabara and Scott arriving in Downing Street in September)

Christopher said the 'terrible disease' is awful for the star, who is looked after by her husband Scott Mitchell, 56 (Pictured: Barabara and Scott arriving in Downing Street in September)

Christopher said the ‘terrible disease’ is awful for the star, who is looked after by her husband Scott Mitchell, 56 (Pictured: Barabara and Scott arriving in Downing Street in September)

‘It moves me a lot,’ Scott said, but added: ‘The reverse side of that is, from looking at me like that, she’ll look at me sometimes, and it’s getting quite regular now, and say to me, “are we married?” or “have you stayed here before?” or “are we going home now?” when we’re sitting in our front room.

‘And I just want people to think about how that will feel whether it’s your partner that you spent 26 years in my case with, or whether it’s one of your parents or grandparents, I can’t describe the feeling when they look at you and kind of have a bit of doubt about who you are and what you’re doing there.’ 

The latest update on the soap star’s condition comes after she sent a sweet message last month to her lifelong friend Phil Turner and his new husband Gary Cockerill.   

'Congratulations to you both': The update on the star's condition comes after she sent a sweet message last month to her lifelong friend Phil Turner and his new husband Gary Cockerill

'Congratulations to you both': The update on the star's condition comes after she sent a sweet message last month to her lifelong friend Phil Turner and his new husband Gary Cockerill

‘Congratulations to you both’: The update on the star’s condition comes after she sent a sweet message last month to her lifelong friend Phil Turner and his new husband Gary Cockerill

Phil delightedly took to Instagram to share the lovely video from his good pal, which was sent to him by Scott. 

The former EastEnders star gushed in the short clip: ‘Gary, Phil! I’ve been told that you’ve got married. Oh, that’s wonderful, congratulations to you both. I look forward to seeing you both soon.’ 

The actress ended the video by blowing her friend, who tied the knot with Gary in late September, a sweet kiss. 

Phil couldn’t contain his emotion as he captioned the clip:  ‘Our Incredible Beautiful friend Dame Barbara Windsor. 

‘Was our matron of honour at our civil partnership. When we said we was changing it to a marriage you can imagine our happiness when Scott sent us this, it meant so much. 

‘And for Scott to allow us to share this with you all also means a lot to. Barbara has been in our lives for the past 20 odd years and means as much to us now as she’s always has. 

‘We still laugh & joke about the past and talk about what she’s going through like so many others! Dementia affects so many life’s in so many different ways. 

Heartfelt: The former EastEnders star gushed in the short clip: 'Gary, Phil! I've been told that you've got married. Oh, that’s wonderful, congratulations to you both'

Heartfelt: The former EastEnders star gushed in the short clip: 'Gary, Phil! I've been told that you've got married. Oh, that’s wonderful, congratulations to you both'

Heartfelt: The former EastEnders star gushed in the short clip: ‘Gary, Phil! I’ve been told that you’ve got married. Oh, that’s wonderful, congratulations to you both’

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Devon Windsor joins fellow bikini-clad Victoria’s Secret models for post-wedding

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She married her long-term boyfriend, Johnny Dex Barbara on Saturday in The Bahamas and Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor is still in full-on celebration mode. 

The 25-year-old beauty was joined by her model friends on the beach at Eden Roc in St Barts as they soaked up the sun on Sunday following a glorious ceremony. 

Devon wowed in a white swimsuit from her own collection, Devon Windsor Swim, which had a belted section at the waist and her long blonde locks hung down past her shoulders. 

Leggy: Nadine and Megan were joined by another lovely lady as they wandered down the beach together

Leggy: Nadine and Megan were joined by another lovely lady as they wandered down the beach together

You go first: They all larked around and pretended to push one another off the jetty

You go first: They all larked around and pretended to push one another off the jetty

Leggy: Nadine and Megan were joined by another lovely lady as they wandered down the beach together

Pre-wedding party: The parties seemed never-ending for this happy couple. Devon looked glamorous in a white silk slip dress while cuddling up to her love ahead of her big day

Pre-wedding party: The parties seemed never-ending for this happy couple. Devon looked glamorous in a white silk slip dress while cuddling up to her love ahead of her big day

Pre-wedding party: The parties seemed never-ending for this happy couple. Devon looked glamorous in a white silk slip dress while cuddling up to her love ahead of her big day

The $145 swimsuit was of a strapless style and featured a floating belt around her hips.  On the back of her suit, the beauty opted to have Mrs. Barbara printed on it. 

The likes of Nadine Leopold and Megan Williams were also present on the day wearing skimpy red and black bikinis as they waded into the water and performed some yoga moves.

Shanina Shaik was also there and  looked incredible wearing a thong bikini with a semi-sheer white dress worn over the top.  

Hands in the air: Devon soon joined the group and looked super happy in her swimsuit from her own line

Hands in the air: Devon soon joined the group and looked super happy in her swimsuit from her own line

Cute: The $145 swimsuit was of a strapless style and featured a floating belt around her hips. On the back of her suit, the beauty opted to have Mrs. Barbara printed on it

Cute: The $145 swimsuit was of a strapless style and featured a floating belt around her hips. On the back of her suit, the beauty opted to have Mrs. Barbara printed on it

Hands in the air: Devon soon joined the group and looked super happy in her swimsuit from her own line

Sunning themselves: The models all topped up their tans while on a jetty which floated in the water

Sunning themselves: The models all topped up their tans while on a jetty which floated in the water

Sunning themselves: The models all topped up their tans while on a jetty which floated in the water 

Her love: Devon was joined by her new husband, Johnny 'Dex' Barbara who joined her and the rest of the girls

Her love: Devon was joined by her new husband, Johnny 'Dex' Barbara who joined her and the rest of the girls

Her love: Devon was joined by her new husband, Johnny ‘Dex’ Barbara who joined her and the rest of the girls 

Checking him out: Devon gave her man a cheeky glance over the top of her sunglasses as he showed off his abs

Checking him out: Devon gave her man a cheeky glance over the top of her sunglasses as he showed off his abs

Checking him out: Devon gave her man a cheeky glance over the top of her sunglasses as he showed off his abs 

Devon’s day by the beach with friends comes after she said ‘I Do’ to her long-time love, Dex, on Saturday evening. 

They have been engaged since 2018 after Johnny proposed to her by flying over the beach with ‘Marry Me?’ written in the sand, also in St Barts.

With the place special to them, the pair opted to hold their wedding there as well, witnessed by a slew of A-listers including: Olivia Culpo,, Georgia Fowler and Cara Santana.    

Ouch! Megan looked like she had got some water in her ear as she climbed back onto dry land

Ouch! Megan looked like she had got some water in her ear as she climbed back onto dry land

Taking it back to the 90s: She wore a silver scrunchie on her wrist as she talked to the other ladies

Taking it back to the 90s: She wore a silver scrunchie on her wrist as she talked to the other ladies

Ouch! Megan looked like she had got some water in her ear as she climbed back onto dry land

Namaste: The ladies all performed some yoga moves making good use of their time

Namaste: The ladies all performed some yoga moves making good use of their time

Namaste: The ladies all performed some yoga moves making good use of their time 

This is a good one: Devon really got into the swing of things as she showed the ladies her moves

This is a good one: Devon really got into the swing of things as she showed the ladies her moves

This is a good one: Devon really got into the swing of things as she showed the ladies her moves 

Model behaviour: Hannah Ferguson (left) and Roosmarijn de Kok (right) were both pictured sunning themselves on their loungers

Model behaviour: Hannah Ferguson (left) and Roosmarijn de Kok (right) were both pictured sunning themselves on their loungers

Slipping into something: Roosmarijn looked stunning in her cream mini dress

Slipping into something: Roosmarijn looked stunning in her cream mini dress

Model behaviour: Hannah Ferguson (left) and Roosmarijn de Kok (right) were  both pictured sunning themselves on their loungers 

Devon was obviously surprised and took to her Instagram to share the good news writing: 

‘When you think you’re flying into a photoshoot and then you look down and see this… This was the best day of my life and I cannot wait to marry the best person in the whole universe!

‘I’m the luckiest woman in the world!’ she added.   

Hope they've got their factor 50 on: The ladies shielded their eyes in the sunshine

Hope they've got their factor 50 on: The ladies shielded their eyes in the sunshine

Hope they’ve got their factor 50 on: The ladies shielded their eyes in the sunshine 

Right out the pages of a magazine: They looked picture perfect as they posed in the sunshine

Right out the pages of a magazine: They looked picture perfect as they posed in the sunshine

Right out the pages of a magazine: They looked picture perfect as they posed in the sunshine 

Royal wave: They all waved to someone in the distance as they continued to enjoy the sunshine

Royal wave: They all waved to someone in the distance as they continued to enjoy the sunshine

Looking good: Devon looked calm and collected as she reclined on the jetty

Looking good: Devon looked calm and collected as she reclined on the jetty

Royal wave: They all waved to someone in the distance as they continued to enjoy the sunshine

Talking about her big day: Devon had a big smile on her face as she conversed with the ladies

Talking about her big day: Devon had a big smile on her face as she conversed with the ladies

Talking about her big day: Devon had a big smile on her face as she conversed with the ladies 

  

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I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp: Terrified Emily Atack bursts into tears after completing The Plank

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She came runner-up in last year’s series.

And, Emily Atack burst into tears after completing The Plank as she was initiated as a presenter for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! spin-off show Extra Camp, on Sunday night.

The Inbetweeners actress, 29, screamed as she edged her way out onto the plank, which was situated as high as a skyscraper, as co-host Adam Thomas, 31, completed the challenge alongside her.

Scary! Emily Atack, 29, burst into tears after completing The Plank as she was initiated as a presenter for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! spin-off show Extra Camp, on Sunday night

Scary! Emily Atack, 29, burst into tears after completing The Plank as she was initiated as a presenter for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! spin-off show Extra Camp, on Sunday night

Scary! Emily Atack, 29, burst into tears after completing The Plank as she was initiated as a presenter for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! spin-off show Extra Camp, on Sunday night

The first Extra Camp of the series saw the introduction of its new presenting team, consisting of Emily and Adam, with the return of Joel Dommett.

And to welcome the newbies into the fold, Joel oversaw as they attempted the dreaded Walk The Plank, following on from the celebs who were tasked with the same challenge during the debut episode of I’m A Celeb.

Screaming in fear as she edged along the purpose-built plank, which boasted a sea-saw and a missing section, Emily battled strong winds while Adam shouted support. 

After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, the comedian was overcome with emotion and burst into tears.

Emotional: After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, the comedian was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Emotional: After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, the comedian was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Emotional: After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, the comedian was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Initiation: To welcome the newbies into the fold, Joel Dommett oversaw as Emily and adam attempted the dreaded Walk The Plank

Initiation: To welcome the newbies into the fold, Joel Dommett oversaw as Emily and adam attempted the dreaded Walk The Plank

Initiation: To welcome the newbies into the fold, Joel Dommett oversaw as Emily and adam attempted the dreaded Walk The Plank

Terrifying: Emily screamed as she edged her way out onto the plank, which was situated as high as a skyscraper, as co-host Adam Thomas, 31, completed the challenge alongside her

Terrifying: Emily screamed as she edged her way out onto the plank, which was situated as high as a skyscraper, as co-host Adam Thomas, 31, completed the challenge alongside her

Terrifying: Emily screamed as she edged her way out onto the plank, which was situated as high as a skyscraper, as co-host Adam Thomas, 31, completed the challenge alongside her

During the debut episode of I’m A Celeb, pairs Ian Weight and Jacqueline Jossa, Roman Kemp and Myles Stephenson and Kate Garraway and Andrew Maxwell headed to the top of a 300 ft high rise to complete the challenge. 

And things weren’t easy for their fellow celebs, with Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle throwing themselves from a plane thousands of feet in the air to compete for special privileges on their journey into camp.

While half of group were given passage to the main camp, Caitlyn, Kate, Ian, Jacqueline, James Haskell, and Andrew were relegated to the more spartan Snake Rock, boasting the most basic of facilities.

The other stars – Nadine, Myles, Roman, and Adele Roberts – spent their first day living it up in relative luxury in the main camp.

Distraught: Emily was clearly petrified as she climbed down the ladder

Distraught: Emily was clearly petrified as she climbed down the ladder

Distraught: Emily was clearly petrified as she climbed down the ladder

Wow! Screaming in fear as she edged along the purpose-built plank, which boasted a sea-saw and a missing section, Emily battled strong winds while Adam shouted support

Wow! Screaming in fear as she edged along the purpose-built plank, which boasted a sea-saw and a missing section, Emily battled strong winds while Adam shouted support

Wow! Screaming in fear as she edged along the purpose-built plank, which boasted a sea-saw and a missing section, Emily battled strong winds while Adam shouted support

Don't look down! Emily completed the challenge 300ft up into the air

Don't look down! Emily completed the challenge 300ft up into the air

Don’t look down! Emily completed the challenge 300ft up into the air

The launch of I’m A Celeb also marked Ant’s long-awaited return to the show after he took a break from his television duties last year.

The TV star joked that he had taken a ‘year off,’ while Dec praised that they were ‘all back’ for the new series.

Emily’s walk of terror comes she set pulses racing on Saturday when she posted a snap on Instagram during some downtime from filming in Australia. 

Success! After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, Emily was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Success! After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, Emily was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Success! After hitting a button with her foot while teetering on the edge, and making her way back to the building, Emily was overcome with emotion and burst into tears

Emily, who finished runner up to Harry Redknapp on the main show in 2018, showed off her stunning figure in a patterned green halter neck bikini.  

The sunbathing star shielded her eyes from the fierce Australian rays in the picture, which she appeared to take while lying on a deck chair. 

In the post’s caption Emily wrote: ‘I get a bit scared to get my bod out at the moment, but it’s too sunny and nice here to give a flying freckle.’

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here continues on Monday at 9pm on ITV. Extra Camp airs straight after the main show on ITV2. 

Wow: I'm A Celeb: Extra Camp presenter Emily Atack, 29, set pulses racing on Saturday when she posted on a snap on Instagram during some downtime from the spin-off ITV show

Wow: I'm A Celeb: Extra Camp presenter Emily Atack, 29, set pulses racing on Saturday when she posted on a snap on Instagram during some downtime from the spin-off ITV show

Wow: I’m A Celeb: Extra Camp presenter Emily Atack, 29, set pulses racing on Saturday when she posted on a snap on Instagram during some downtime from the spin-off ITV show

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Kim Kardashian exits Sunday Service in Houston with daughter North, 6, and husband Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West looked in good spirits as they were seen leaving Joel Osteen’s Sunday Service in Houston. 

The reality star, 39, cut a typically stylish figure in a floral kimono atop a nude bodysuit and high-waisted wide-leg trousers.

Following the service, attended by 45,000, North, 6, was also seen leaving Lakewood Church alongside her mother in a skeleton print ensemble.   

Exiting: Kim Kardashian, 39, and her daughter North West, 6, looked in good spirits as they were seen leaving Joel Osteen's Sunday Service in Houston

Exiting: Kim Kardashian, 39, and her daughter North West, 6, looked in good spirits as they were seen leaving Joel Osteen's Sunday Service in Houston

Exiting: Kim Kardashian, 39, and her daughter North West, 6, looked in good spirits as they were seen leaving Joel Osteen’s Sunday Service in Houston

Kanye, 42, was also seen leaving following his long day, clad in a navy coat, as well as matching jeans and top. 

Kim and Kanye have been in Houston, Texas, over the past few days with their children, North Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, six-months, especially for the Sunday Service.

‘Kanye will appear at Osteen’s 11 AM service, walk up to the pulpit and have a half-hour conversation with Joel about his freshly formed commitment to God,’ reported TMZ. 

It marked the first time the singer will sit down for an extended live chat to speak about his religious transformation.

Sweet: The reality star cut a typically stylish figure in a floral kimono atop a nude bodysuit and high-waisted wide-leg trousers

Sweet: The reality star cut a typically stylish figure in a floral kimono atop a nude bodysuit and high-waisted wide-leg trousers

Sweet: The reality star cut a typically stylish figure in a floral kimono atop a nude bodysuit and high-waisted wide-leg trousers

Cute: Following the service, attended by 45,000, North, 6, was also seen leaving Lakewood Church alongside her mother in a skeleton print ensemble

Cute: Following the service, attended by 45,000, North, 6, was also seen leaving Lakewood Church alongside her mother in a skeleton print ensemble

Cute: Following the service, attended by 45,000, North, 6, was also seen leaving Lakewood Church alongside her mother in a skeleton print ensemble

After that, the Jesus Walks rapper brought his 120 strong choir to the evening service where he was said to have performed for 45,000 in the seated venue. 

Meanwhile, in a new interview with Stellar magazine, Kim revealed that she and Kanye have a very normal marriage behind closed doors.

The make-up mogul explained her controversial rapper husband is a ‘simple’ guy at the end of the day.

Stylish: Kanye, 42, was also seen leaving following his long day, clad in a navy coat, as well as matching jeans and top

Stylish: Kanye, 42, was also seen leaving following his long day, clad in a navy coat, as well as matching jeans and top

Stylish: Kanye, 42, was also seen leaving following his long day, clad in a navy coat, as well as matching jeans and top

The reality star says: ‘He’s very simple. If I bring him a warm brownie and ice-cream, he’s very happy, and that’ll win me points for, like, a good week.’

 She added that there are no fights over the remote control in their house, as Kanye always yields.

 ‘Yes, he’s very simple. And he lets me watch my TV shows that I want at night,’ she told the paper.

Religion: Kim and Kanye have been in Houston over the past few days with their children, North Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, six-months, especially for the Sunday Service

Religion: Kim and Kanye have been in Houston over the past few days with their children, North Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, six-months, especially for the Sunday Service

Religion: Kim and Kanye have been in Houston over the past few days with their children, North Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, six-months, especially for the Sunday Service

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