Why was Barbara Windsor not included in Memoriam Tribute?
There were some moving scenes on Sunday night as BAFTA 2021 TV paid tribute to the stars we have lost over the past year.
the Memory The segment at last night’s ceremony paid tribute to Helen McCrory, Dame Diana Rigg and Nikki Grahame – but viewers wondered why Dame Barbara Windsor was not included.
You can watch the emotional images here:
the Carry on and EastEnders icon died in December at the age of 83, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
And fans were bowled over by her absence at the tribute, with a tweet: “Did I miss it or did @BBC miss the late Lady Barbara Windsor in paying tribute to those we lost last year on @BAFTA? “
The official BAFTA Twitter account responded, explaining that Barbara had already been honored at the Film Awards earlier this year.
The film legend was laid to rest in London in January, a month after his death.
The private ceremony took place at Golders Green Crematorium in north London with mourners including her husband Scott Mitchell and stars Ross Kemp, David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
Dame Barbara, who played owner Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and played in the Carry on movies, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.
Last night’s big winners included Michaela Coel, whose drama series I May Destroy You won the gong for Best Miniseries and Best Leading Actress; while Paul Mescal was named Best Leading Actor for his role as Connor in Normal People.