EastEnders stars help form 'Babs Army' at London Marathon to honour Barbara Windsor 

 Actress' widower Scott Mitchell and EastEnders stars Jake Wood, Lacey Turner, Natalie Cassidy, Adam Woodyatt, Heather Peace and Tanya Franks are among those who will make up Babs Army at the event on Sunday Jake Wood will have an extra spring in his step in the London Marathon because he’s running in honour of EastEnders legend Barbara Windsor.

 He said: “We all knew Barbara and loved her.

 He said: “She ruled the roost on set but was just so gracious and welcoming with it.

 And he plans to be on stage for Sunday night’s final show.

 To donate, search Babs Army and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Babs was also an inspiration to other actors. “She was professional to a fault,” Jake said. “You wanted to be at her level.” Jake is now starring alongside ex-Girls Aloud singer Cheryl in 2:22 A Ghost Story, in London’s West End.

Jake said they will all be spurred on by their love for Babs who died in 2020, aged 83. He said: “We all knew Barbara and loved her. She was an amazing person. It’s an honour to be doing this in her memory.”