Ross Kemp leads 80th birthday tributes to Dame Barbara Windsor
The former EastEnders and Carry On star was flooded with birthday messages.
Dame Barbara Windsor celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday and was inundated with congratulatory messages from fans and showbiz pals alike.
Leading the way was former EastEnders co-star and on-screen son Ross Kemp, who dubbed the actress a “legend”.
He shared a snap of the pair on Twitter with the caption: “Happy 80th birthday to the legend, Dame Barbara, love her.”
Happy 80th birthday to the legend, Dame Barbara, love her pic.twitter.com/IPjrRWFjqY— Ross Kemp (@RossKemp) August 6, 2017
Allo’ Allo’ actress Vicki Michelle also shared a photo with Dame Barbara and wrote: “Happy Birthday to the fabulous Dame Barbara Windsor.”
Happy birthday to the one and only Dame Barbara Windsor, who turns 80 today. pic.twitter.com/AHjeVIKpH3— BritishComedySociety (@BritComSociety) August 6, 2017
Happy Birthday 2 the beautiful & original Queen #Babs have a lovely day forever young Xx— I Met ShaneFilan💜💙 (@MissKittenFilan) August 6, 2017
Happy 80th Dame Barbara ❤️ 🎉 you are and always will be a very special lady and it's been a privilege to have known you as long as @garycockerill and I have 😍😍😍😍I'm sure @scott.mitchell3 will be spoiling you today 👍😁 #happybirthday #babs #damebarbarawindsor #barbarawindsor #80th #love #friends #friendsforever ❤️😘😘😘😘
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Happy Birthday to the beautiful and original Queen Babs. Have a lovely day forever young.”
Kent O’Callaghan posted: “I can’t believe that this fabulously glamorous lady Dame Barbara Windsor is 80 years of age today! What a legend! Happy Birthday.”
Unbelievably this lovely lady is 80 years old tomorrow (6th August) Wishing #DameBarbaraWindsor #NationalTreasure and beloved actress, a very HAPPYBIRTHDAY! Somehow she makes us all feel like she is our special friend and a part of the family... We love you Babs! ❤️ @scott.mitchell3 #legend #iconic #CarryOn #institution @bbceastenders #TheBoyFriend #PeggyMitchell #SparrowsCantSing
Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne wrote on Instagram: “Wishing #DameBarbaraWindsor #NationalTreasure and beloved actress, a very HAPPYBIRTHDAY!
“Somehow she makes us all feel like she is our special friend and a part of the family… We love you Babs!
Dame Barbara works with a number of charities – several of which also offered birthday wishes.
Everyone at Age UK would like to wish our very special ambassador Dame Barbara Windsor a happy 80th birthday! 🎂🎊🎉 pic.twitter.com/soZk4pSRHq— Age UK (@age_uk) August 6, 2017
Wishing Dame Barbara Windsor, a patron of @caritasanchorhouse, a very happy 80th birthday! 🎈🎉 - - #damebarbarawindsor #barbarawindsor #birthday #birthdaywishes #80thbirthday #patron #charity #homelesscharity #homeless #homelessness #housing #eastlondon #london #newham #barkingroad #canningtown #aspirations
Age UK wrote: “Everyone at Age UK would like to wish our very special ambassador Dame Barbara Windsor a happy 80th birthday.”