“I always adored interviewing Barbara,” she wrote. “I know a lot of famous actors and entertainers who are grumpy gits until the red light goes on.”
Lorraine continued: “Barbara was never like that. She is a consummate professional, but also a delightfully warm human being.”
The ITV presenter said the EastEnders’ actress is “old school” and she admitted she “adores” the TV legend.
Lorraine wrote: “I remember seeing her at an event in London, where she was swamped by photographers and members of the public.