Barbara Windsor says people who don’t wear poppies can ‘sod off’ – watch

Veteran actress delivers a curt message to people who don't support the annual poppy appeal

Barbara Windsor has delivered a curt message to people who don’t support the Royal British Legion’s annual remembrance poppy appeal.

Asked by a Sky News presenter what she would say to those who don’t want to wear a poppy, the veteran actress replied: “They can go sod off for all I care.” Watch a clip below.

Following Windsor’s abrupt response to the question, the presenter apologised for the actress’s language and Windsor explained that “it’s not really [bad language] because sod is dirt, you know? It’s earth.”

Windsor, known for her roles in EastEnders and the classic Carry On films, was promoting today’s campaign by retired servicemen and women to raise more than £1m selling poppies in a single day.

The remembrance poppy has been used since 1921 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war, with proceeds used to provide financial and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces and their families.