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Barbara Windsor leads star-studded wellness campaign

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Barbara Windsor leads star-studded wellness campaign

Barbara Windsor has joined forces with a number of stars to support the Stay Well This Winter campaign.

The 'EastEnders' actress and famous faces including Joey Essex, Arlene Phillips, Alan Davies, Ainsley Harriott, Sunetra Sarker and Tina Hobley have pledged their support to the joint initiative from Public Health England and NHS England to keep the nation well over the winter months.

Explaining why she got involved, Barbara, 78, said: "It's the simplest things that we sometimes forget, and when remembered, they can make all the difference! The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a great way of reminding people about the little things they can do to make sure they're protecting themselves as the cold weather sets in, whether that's staying warm, stocking up on prescription medicines or checking in on friends and neighbours to make sure they are keeping well."

Former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Joey, 25, revealed he was inspired to get involved because of his grandmother.

He said: "I'm really close to my nan and am glad that she's happy and healthy, but as the colder weather sets in, me and my family are aware that she and other elderly folk are at risk of getting ill. That's why I'm supporting this Stay Well This Winter campaign, which provides a load of easy tips to help all our loved ones prepare for winter. We should all be looking out for each other. If I'm doing it and my mates are doing it, you should too. Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell to find out more."

The UK TV personalities have all come together for a picture holding the letters W-I-N-T-E-R. Each letter represents an action people and their families can take to ensure they stay well over the winter months.