03/05/2017 12:06 BST

Barbara Windsor Reveals Why 'Babs' Biopic Was 'Like Therapy'

The former 'EastEnders' star is the subject of a new BBC drama.

Barbara Windsor has admitted that working on her BBC biopic felt like therapy. 

The former ‘EastEnders’ star is the subject of a one-off drama, exploring her rise from East End girl to national treasure. 

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Samantha Spiro and Jaime Winston will play Barbara in 'Babs'

It was previously confirmed Barbara will make a cameo appearance in the biographical drama, playing the ghost of her future self. 

Actress Jaime Winston told of how surreal the scene was to play, telling Radio Times: “There’s one moment where I’m sitting in the café with her and [first husband] Ronnie Knight and I look across to my older self — real Barbara! — that was very emotional. You don’t often get moments when you’re playing a real person and act in a scene with her.” 

‘Babs’ airs on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One. Watch a trailer for the show below...

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