Ex-EastEnders actor Jake Wood reunites with co-star Lacey Turner in honour of soap legend Dame Barbara Windsor

FORMER EastEnders actor Jake Wood reunited his with co-stars Lacey Turner, Heather Peace and Tanya Franks today in honour of soap legend Dame Barbara Windsor.

The trio will join a number of other famous faces running the London Marathon in Barbara’s memory.


They appeared on ITV’s This Morning alongside the late star’s husband Scott Mitchell who will lead Babs’ Army for the third time.

He’ll also be joined by Natalie Cassidy, Adam Woodyatt, Jane Slaughter, Candice Brown, Daisy Luckett, John McIntyre, and Sam Woodyatt.

They’re running on April 23 in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK in a bid to find a cure in memory of national treasure Barbara.

The run marks four years since Scott and Barbara became the faces of Dementia Revolution – the 2019 London Marathon’s charity of the year, which included the charity Scott is now an Ambassador for, Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Babs’ Army has helped raise more than £4million since her death in December 2020 to Alzheimer’s disease.

All donations to the charity this year will support EDoN (Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases) – the largest initiative in the world that will collect, share and analyse clinical and digital health data to detect diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Scott hopes it will be used by doctors to give an earlier and much more accurate diagnosis of dementia-causing diseases.

With treatments which act earlier in the disease process that means more years of quality life for individuals and their families.

You can follow the team’s progress on their marathon journey on Instagram @BabsArmy.