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Beloved Barbara Windsor’s funeral will be held this afternoon, Friday January 8th, but the number of those in mourning will be limited.

Her on-screen son, Ross Kemp, is set to deliver a laudatory speech as loved ones say goodbye to the star who doesn’t get the goodbye she deserves until Covid restrictions are lifted.

The TV legend died last month at the age of 83 after a valiant six-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

The memorial service for the national treasure Barbara takes place in the Golders Green Crematorium in London.

The entertainment world mourns Barbara Windsor – but only 30 can attend the service

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Only 30 mourners can attend due to strict social distancing requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Christopher Biggins will continue to speak after the tragic loss of his close friend in December.

On a fundraising page for Alzheimer’s Research UK in honor of the late star, donations were poured in and six-figure amounts were quickly raised.

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Barbara’s devastated husband, Scott Mitchell, says he is “completely blown away” after fans have amassed nearly £ 150,000 on her memory.

Scott said, “I was completely blown away by the reaction from Barbara’s fans, friends and former colleagues.

“This flood of support made me proud and a great comfort to me. It just shows how loved, respected and adored my Barbara was. That’s magical.

“I am determined to honor your legacy by doing everything in my power to support dementia research and to assist Alzheimer’s Research UK in finding a cure.

Ross Kemp shared a heartfelt tribute to screen mom Barbara Windsor

Actor Ross Kemp will speak at the funeral

“We have to find a way to prevent future generations from going through what so many of us already have.”

Ross Kemp – who played Grant Mitchell in EastEnders with Barbara for over a decade – will address the mourners at the funeral.

The actor has opened up about the death of his late friend and admitted that Alzheimer’s ended up changing her personality.

Ross said, “The really sad thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that in the end the lights went out in your life.

“This woman, who radiated light and vitality to all of us, was actually withdrawn from her towards the end.”

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Barbara’s funeral takes place at Golders Green Crematorium in London

He added, “It changes your personality, it changes who you are.

“We did the documentary about Alzheimer’s and dementia with Scott and he said, ‘This is not the Barb I used to know,’ and she wasn’t.”

To make a donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Dame Barbara Windsor, visit www.justgiving.com/DameBarbara

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