Barbara (Babs) who left her role of Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders behind after 16 years told Pierce she met George at a Film Premier in Manchester.
She said”There was this vision, this absolute vision. In the 60’s he was so beautiful. In the bar afterwards he came over to me and started talking and I said “look don’t waste your time with me darling you’ve got all these lovely ladies after you”, and he said “well when do I ever get to talk to somebody like you”. Well that did it. That was it. A magic moment, it was great, he was fabulous.