EastEnders actors Kellie Shirley and Adam Woodyatt opened up about their training for the London Marathon, which they are running to raise money as part of ‘Barbara’s Revolutionaries’ for Dementia Revolution.
Actress Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell in the hit BBC soap, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Her husband Scott Mitchell, who first publicly opened up about her diagnosis eight months ago, is so dedicated to the cause that he is training every single day.
Opening up about the training, Adam, who plays Ian Beale, admitted that he hadn’t started training yet.
Kellie Shirley and Adam Woodyatt opened up about their training for the upcoming Marathon
Barbara’s husband Scott is training ‘every single day’
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"I’m starting soon!" he insisted. "I know what to do to get through the day!"
Adam added: "Scott is going out training every single day."
"Obviously he’s driven by Barbara," Kellie said.
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Kellie, who last appeared in EastEnders back in 2012, revealed that she had been very close to Barbara during her time on the soap.
"She was my mentor," Kellie said. "Great cause, great woman."
Adam, who plays Ian Beale, admitted that he hadn’t started training yet
The pair appeared on Lorraine
On their official donation page , Scott says: "Dementia can, and does, have a profound effect on daily life.
"It is heartbreaking for family and friends to watch a loved one struggle with day-to-day life and be slowly stripped of their memories. The same goes for the person living with dementia, who at times can feel confused, disorientated, frustrated and afraid.
"Sadly it has been no exception for Barbara.
The group, also comprised of Jake Wood, Emma Barton, Natalie Cassidy, Tanya Franks, Jamie Borthwick and Jane Slaughter, are hoping to raise £100,000 for Dementia Revolution.
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