EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy says she learned to work hard, turn up on time and be polite to everybody on set from soap legend Dame Barbara Windsor. Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Cassidy explained that she learned a lot from Peggy Mitchell actor Windsor, who died in December 2020 aged 83 having been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2014.
NATALIE CASSIDY: Growing up-- I say it all the time, but I feel so privileged to have been at "EastEnders" at a time when there was Barbara there, Wendy, and real, formidable, professional, fantastic actresses who taught me and showed me the ropes. And yeah, I do-- I'm always on time. I know my lines. I say hello to everyone. I know everyone's name. And that is from Barbara, really.