Dame Barbara Windsor's Carry On bikini to be auctioned
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Dame Barbara Windsor's famous 'Carry On' bikini is to be auctioned.

The late actress wore the iconic piece of swimwear in the 1969 movie 'Carry On Camping' and it has been tipped to rake in £1,200 for charity at auction after being discovered in a bin.

Speaking about the charity auction, Barbara's husband Scott Mitchell said: "It's a touching tribute to Barbara to think any item associated with that famous scene will raise money to help people living with Alzheimer's. I'd say it was fitting - but it flew off - so it wasn't!"

In the famous scene, Barbara's character joins a workout class, where the strapless bikini famously flies off and hits her co-star Kenneth Williams in the face.

The yellow bikini was found during a stock clearance at costume company Bermans & Nathans in London in the 1990s and will be sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions of London on June 15.

The vendor - who found the item - added: "The heads of department checked the rejects and staff were permitted to take anything they wanted or that they could make use of."

The money raised from the sale will go to the Alzheimer's Society.

Kate Lee, chief executive of Alzheimer's Society, said: "Dame Barbara Windsor inspired so many when she spoke out about her dementia diagnosis and we are so incredibly grateful to have had her and her husband Scott's unwavering support - what they achieved for people with dementia has been truly awe-inspiring. This bikini is an iconic item from an iconic lady. People living with dementia have been worst hit by coronavirus and have never needed our help more. Our support services like our Dementia Connect support line have been used more than five million times since March 2020, and people tell us they have been a lifeline. It is fantastic that such an iconic item will continue Dame Barbara's legacy to support people affected by dementia, and we are touched by the generosity of the vendor."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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