Carry on Bingo…Babs is Back

September 7, 2012 by  
Filed under News

Barbara Windsor, aka Eastender Peggy Mitchell, is back on our screens tonight and it appears she has hit the jackpot..

But Babs is not back behind the bar of the Queen Vic, she’s instead heading up a new ad campaign as the Queen of Bingo for gambling website Jackpotjoy.com.

The first in a series of adverts being aired tonight sees the Carry On star taking on the role of a glamorous race marshall in a battle between two gamely pensioners speeding their mobility scooters around a racetrack.

Talking about her on-screen persona, the plucky actor said: “I hope that people really embrace the light-hearted nature of the ads and set out to have a bit of fun in their lives.â€?

Tune in during ITV1s Emmerdale at 7.15pm to see her gaily demanding the British public do something ‘Just for the Jackpotjoy of it!’ But if you just can’t wait that long to see Windsor in action, I suppose we could show you a sneak preview…

Fans of Babs can also see all the behind-the-scenes action from the filming of the ad from Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire.

Janet Joy says:

What I find strange about this add is that it was grey day when they were filming but then again this is England. The people at www.jackpotjoy.com must have thought about it though… who knows if it actually was intended for us to see colour and humour in it.