Scott Mitchell breaks silence on relationship with Tanya Franks 3 years after Barbara Windsor’s death aged 83

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Scott Mitchell attends the
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Scott Mitchell attends the "2:22 A Ghost Story" Opening Night at Lyric Theatre on February 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)

Scott Mitchell has broken his silence on finding romance once again with former EastEnders star Tanya Franks. This comes after their relationship was made public just months ago, with the pair apparently still going strong.

Scott is the widower of the late Barbara Windsor, who died just before Christmas on December 10, 2020, six years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The EastEnders legend died peacefully aged 83.

Scott, 60, went public with his romance with Tanya, 55, who is best known for her role as Rainie Cross on EastEnders, while on holiday in Greece in July. He said that Tanya and Barbara are total opposites.

The pair met  through “Babs’ Army”. The fundraising team is a running group raising money for research into Alzheimer’s.

“We met the first year that we did the marathon,” Scott told This Morning. “It’s a very funny thing. I could not have picked two ladies who are more opposite, they are the polar opposites when it comes to talking about their personal life.”

He added: “Tanya is an incredible lady, but she believes that her personal relationships are not something that she wishes to discuss. I respect that. We did meet through running and we still do run together.”