Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott makes emotional appearance after her death and ‘can’t believe she’s not here’
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After the tragic death of Dame Barbara Windsor last week, her husband Scott Mitchell has made his first television appearance since her passing.
The grieving spouse, who paid tribute to his 'wife, best friend and soulmate', appeared on Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes Awards on Friday morning to present an award in her honour.
Scott, 57, awarded winner Nassrat Bi the Dame Barbara Windsor Award for her work in end of life care.
"I was involved in this year's judging, as I was last year, and I think when it came to you and your story, nothing could have been more poignant for me at that moment because I know you assist people going through palliative care and their families," he told Nassrat.
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"And that's exactly what was happening to Barbara and that was exactly what was happening to me.
"I read your story and the compassion and selflessness that carers like yourself show is beyond measurable, as far as I'm concerned," Scott shared.
The former recruitment consultant, who was left 'floored' by her death, went on to emotionally explain what it feels like to be beside a loved one as they near the end of their life.
"I know what it takes, now, to sit next to someone at the end of life and just have comforting reassuring words coming from the carers.
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"To watch your loved one be comforted and be cared for and the relief that gives you and the support to the family, you will never know what it means to loves ones to be a part of that process and be included and cared for as well as the person who is coming to the end of their life with the disease.
"I know Barbara would have adored someone with those qualities and I can't believe only a week ago she was still here and now she's not," Scott heartbreakingly added.
"There's the circle of life. I don't think I can still believe it to be honest with you."
Scott said that hearing Nassrat's story gave him the courage to appear on the video as he previously thought he couldn't handle it.
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"I want to tell you one other thing about your story, which gave me the courage today to do this video for you.
"That's when I was first asked, I said I thought I would be too emotional, in too much of a state to be able to do it.
Barbara's other half concluded: "So god bless and thank you and congratulations and please keep doing the work you do because without people like yourself Nassrat we would be very lonely and scared in our time of need."
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