The EastEnders star insisted she will be seeing her friend

EastEnders star Pam St Clement has denied a report that she has been unable to visit her friend and former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor since it was revealed she has Alzheimer’s, because her condition has worsened.

Pam, 76, was speaking as a panellist on ITV programme Loose Women. She said she firmly supported Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell over his decision to reveal she was diagnosed with the disease in 2014.

Pam said: “I was horrified and very angry to see an article that basically said, ‘Pam St Clement fears for poorly pal Barbara Windsor, Pam has sparked new fears for ailing Dame Barbara’ – what’s going on here?”

Continuing to paraphrase the article, she added: “‘She revealed she hasn’t been able to visit her pal because Babs’ Alzheimer’s disease has got worse’.

“Now, for a kick-off, anyone who knows me will know I would never use the words ‘ailing’ and ‘poorly’. I’m not my great-grandmother.

“Basically what’s happened is somebody has misinterpreted the fact we have had to three times change our plans about meeting up.

“I am seeing her in a couple of days. She is actually doing some charity work. In fact she may be doing it right now.

“If she is, I hope she will do this on catch-up. So can we all wish Babs all the very best and lots of love?”