Dame Barbara Windsor – best known for her roles as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and in the Carry On films – has died aged 83.

Sadly Dame Barbara Windsor died peacefully at 8.35pm on Thursday at a London Care Home.

Her husband Scott Mitchell was by her side.

Mr Mitchell has said that her final weeks were typical of how she had lived her life which was “full of humour, drama and a fighting spirit until the end”.

In a moving tribute, he called her his “precious Bar” and said: “I’ve lost my wife, my best friend and soul mate and my heart or life will never feel the same without you.”

The beloved soap and film star was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, going public with the news four years later.