Barbara Windsor and Amy Winehouse had a secret friendship according to a report by the London Evening Standard.
Barbara Windsor former EastEnders actress described Amy Winehouse as “my dear darling Amy.” According to Barbara, Amy would pop round to my home in Marylebone and nick my ashtrays when she was undergoing hospital treatment for drug addiction.
Barbara Windsor Reveals Secret Friendship With Amy Winehouse
Barbara Windsor today revealed a secret friendship with Amy Winehouse as she chose the singer as one of her “ideal guests” at a diamond jubilee street party.
The former EastEnders actress told me that Winehouse, who she described as “my dear darling Amy”, used to visit her home in Marylebone while undergoing hospital treatment for drug addiction.
Windsor today announced that she had agreed to become patron of the Amy Winehouse Foundation and vowed to do “as much as I can” to promote its work raising awareness about the dangers of drug addiction and helping homeless and disadvantaged young people.
“We had a very close friendship,” Windsor revealed about her links with the singer, who died last July aged 27. “She was very friendly with my husband’s family. When she used to go into hospital, I was in the same street and she would pop round and nick my ashtrays. We used to talk for ages. We were very good friends.
“It’s something we kept quiet, just between us, because of the power of EastEnders, which I was in at the time, and the press were always on the look-out for her.”
Referring to her imaginary street party, which would also feature Sir Winston Churchill, Colin Firth and Jessica Ennis, Windsor added: “Amy would get up and sing songs. She liked that. She listened to the kind of music her dad listened to – Frank Sinatra and so on.”
Windsor was at Madame Tussauds today to pose alongside its waxwork figures of her chosen street party guests. The Mayor’s street party ambassador is encouraging Londoners to join with their neighbours to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee over the June 2-5 bank holiday weekend.
She chose Firth because he “epitomises the typical British gentleman” and is “a lovely bit of eye candy.” Churchill would perform a rousing speech while Ennis, the world hepathlon champion, represented the country’s hopes for Team GB success at the Olympics.
Barbara Ann Windsor (better known by her stage name Barbara Windsor) and Amy Winehouse had a secret friendship which was probably based on their wicked sense of humour.
Barbara Windsor came to prominence with her portrayals of a ‘good time girl’ in nine Carry On films. Her first was Carry On Spying in 1964 and her final Carry On… film acting role was in Carry On Dick in 1974. She also appeared in several Carry On… television and compilation specials between 1964 and 1977.