Ross Kemp plans tribute to EastEnders co-star Barbara Windsor with new Alzheimer's documentary

He's been close friends with Barbara Windsor since they starred together as mother and son Grant and Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders.

And now Ross Kemp, 54, is reportedly planning on paying tribute to his former co-star by filming a new documentary on Alzheimer's.

Barbara, 81, was diagnosed with the condition in 2014, with her husband Scott, 56, acting as her primary carer. 

Tribute: Ross Kemp, 54, is planning on paying tribute to his former co-star Barbara Windsor by planning a new documentary on Alzheimer's

Tribute: Ross Kemp, 54, is planning on paying tribute to his former co-star Barbara Windsor by planning a new documentary on Alzheimer's 

Ross is well known for his gripping and hard-hitting documentaries, and has recently shot a four-part 'Living With' series which explores some of Britain's most critical issues. 

And in the midst of his pal's battle with the disease, the star has been inspired to film a new Living With series on Alzheimer's.

He told The Mirror: 'I’d like to do a show on Alzheimer’s. Living With... could be anything, cancer, mental illness, Boris Johnson.'

The star also revealed he'd been keeping in touch with the Carry On legend's husband Scott, who'd been updating him about her condition.

Close bond: He's been close friends with Barbara since they starred together as mother and son Grant and Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders  (pictured June 2018)

Close bond: He's been close friends with Barbara since they starred together as mother and son Grant and Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders  (pictured June 2018)

Sweet: In the midst of his pal's battle with the disease, the star has been inspired to film a new Living With series on Alzheimer's

Sweet: In the midst of his pal's battle with the disease, the star has been inspired to film a new Living With series on Alzheimer's

He said: 'I spoke to Scott last week. She has good days and days that aren’t so good. She’s affected by light, so when it gets dark it gets difficult.

'She’s Barbara Windsor and we love her. I’m going to drop by next week.'

Earlier this year, the actor told how Barbara is still is able to recognise him, despite the disease. 

'Barbara has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s but she still knows who I am,' he told the Daily Star in February. 

Long time pals: 'I spoke to Scott last week. She has good days and days that aren’t so good. She’s affected by light, so when it gets dark it gets difficult' (pictured in 1998)

Long time pals: 'I spoke to Scott last week. She has good days and days that aren’t so good. She’s affected by light, so when it gets dark it gets difficult' (pictured in 1998)

Devastating: Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, with her husband Scott, 56, acting as her primary carer

Devastating: Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, with her husband Scott, 56, acting as her primary carer

New report: Dame Barbara was 'tap dancing, singing and entertaining' guests at a wake amid her dementia battle, according to close friend Christopher Biggins (pictured in April)

New report: Dame Barbara was 'tap dancing, singing and entertaining' guests at a wake amid her dementia battle, according to close friend Christopher Biggins (pictured in April)

'She's lovely. I go round and see her but it's getting harder.

'I can’t reiterate enough how much Scott is doing for her. He’s going above and beyond in the way he’s looking after her.'

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Barbara was 'tap dancing, singing and entertaining' guests at a wake, according to close friend Christopher Biggins.

The legendary actress was given a 'wonderful' reception by everyone when she performed at the wake of her husband Scott's late father.

Support: The legendary actress, 81, was given a 'wonderful' reception when she performed at the wake of husband Scott's late father (pictured in April)

Support: The legendary actress, 81, was given a 'wonderful' reception when she performed at the wake of husband Scott's late father (pictured in April) 

'Scott told me a sweet story', 70-year-old Biggins recalled. 'When his father died she went down there to support Scott and at the Shiva, which they have at the Jewish faith, she was tap dancing and singing and entertaining the women.

'It was just like she came to, for a couple of hours, to give her bit to her husband’s father. It was just wonderful. She got wonderful applause.'

The panto favourite - who has been friends with The Carry On star for over 40 years - added that Barbara was looking 'fantastic' and 'fighting fit' when the pair met for a catch up earlier this month. 

Firm friends: Christopher Biggins - who has been friends with The Carry On star for over 40 years - added that she was looking 'fantastic' and 'fighting fit' when the pair met for a catch up

Firm friends: Christopher Biggins - who has been friends with The Carry On star for over 40 years - added that she was looking 'fantastic' and 'fighting fit' when the pair met for a catch up

Ross Kemp plans tribute to EastEnders co-star Barbara Windsor with new Alzheimer's documentary

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