What a Carry On, Barbara Windsor hated bust

Barbara Windsor at ATV in the 1980sThe star whose boobs became famous thanks to the saucy Carry On movies says she used to hate her ample assets.

The 74-year-old actress who spent over 15 years in BBC One soap EastEnders has said, as part of promoting new Sky 1 series Little Crackers 2, she wasn’t always the woman with the 36C bust, Britain came to love.

“People will be shocked to learn that I wasn’t always the confident, feisty blonde that I am today — and how two of my greatest assets were the bane of my life.” she told The Sun.

Last Christmas, Sky1 launched its commitment to home-grown comedy with a series of 12 short films written by and starring a raft of comedy talent, with six of the stars making their directorial debuts. In her film, a young Barbara Windsor finds herself embarrassed by her developing physique and with her mum in tow, takes a trip her first bra fitting. Windsor takes a cameo role as the kindly lingerie fitter.

The 4ft 11in celebrity adds, “After more than 74 years on this planet, how do you choose one moment that changed your life? There have been so many… …Little Crackers has given me a chance to reveal one of those moments.”

Others lined up to appear in the series include Sheridan Smith, Sally Lindsay, Johnny Vegas, Jack Whitehall, Harry Hill, John Bishop, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alan Davies, Jane Horrocks and Shappi Khorsandi for 11 short films for the festive season.

Sky’s Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden said: “Little Crackers 2 is set to be one of the highlights this Christmas season. We have some of the best actors and comedians serving up some brilliant comedy shorts – perfect for the cosy winter nights.”

The new Little Crackers will be produced by some of the best comedy production companies in the UK, including Baby Cow Productions, Sprout Pictures, Open Mike Productions, Lovely Day, Tiger Aspect and Blurred Vision.