Ross Kemp leads 80th birthday tributes to Dame Barbara Windsor

Celebrity pals congratulated EastEnders and Carry On star Dame Barbara Windsor on her 80th birthday

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.”

Allo’ Allo’ actress Vicki Michelle also shared a photo with Dame Barbara and wrote: “Happy Birthday to the fabulous Dame Barbara Windsor.”

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.”

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.

Age UK wrote: “Everyone at Age UK would like to wish our very special ambassador Dame Barbara Windsor a happy 80th birthday.”

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