Who is Scott Mitchell? Barbara Windsor's husband who confirmed the EastEnders star has Alzheimer's

He became the star's third husband, but what else do we know about him?

Who is Scott Mitchell?

Scott Mitchell is a former actor and recruitment consultant, who is married to EastEnders legend Barbara Windsor.

Many suggested that he was a gold-digging toyboy due to the age gap.

He said to The Sun Online: “Little did they know that after the breakdown of Bar’s second marriage, she was £1million in debt and we were talking about her coming to live in my two-bed flat.”

To clear the bills, Barbara toured the country with a one-woman music hall show.

When did Scott Mitchell marry Barbara Windsor?

Scott married Barbara in 2000, after meeting the star in 1992 when she was 55 and he was 28.

He is the son of one of the actress's friends.

The couple have been pictured together multiple times, including enjoying some sun in the Caribbean.

Scott is Barbara’s third husband after small-time gangster Ronnie Knight, who was an associate of the notorious Kray twins, and chef Stephen Hollings from 1986 to 1995.

What has Scott said about Barbara's health?

Scott has stood by Barbara for years, and has now revealed the details of her ailing health in an exclusive, unpaid interview with The Sun.

On May 10, 2018, it was confirmed that the Carry On legend has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

The now 81-year-old has reportedly been ­taking medication to help manage the degenerative brain disease, but in recent weeks her symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown steadily worse.

On May 11, 2018, Scott revealed that Barbara sometimes forgets they are married.

In September 2018, Barbara's close friend Christopher Biggins revealed the star had undergone an operation to have a pacemaker fitted, following complications caused by her Alzheimer's medication.

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