Prunella Scales, 90, makes rare outing with Timothy West, 88, at The Oldie of the Year Awards

Prunella Scales made a rare public outing with her husband Timothy West at The Oldie of the Year Awards at The National Liberal Club in London on Wednesday.

The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, led the star-studded guest list at the event, which saw an array of celebrities hand out awards.

Prunella, best known for playing Sybil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, ended her 67-year acting career in early 2020 following her 2014 Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Couple: Prunella Scales made a rare public outing with her husband Timothy West at The Oldie of the Year Awards at The National Liberal Club in London on Wednesday

Making a rare appearance at the ceremony, Prunella cut a smart figure in a white polka dot shirt and a smart navy collared jacket.

She kept her essentials in a black handbag and accessorised her ensemble with a pair of round gold earrings.

Prunella appeared to be in good spirits as she flashed a smile while walking arm-in-arm with her husband Timothy, whom she married back in 1963.

Coronation Street actor Timothy cut a smart figure in a suave navy suit and a crisp white shirt as he stepped out at the venue.

Stars: The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, led the star-studded guest list at the event, which saw an array of celebrities hand out awards.

Stars: The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, led the star-studded guest list at the event, which saw an array of celebrities hand out awards.

Their outing comes after their son Samuel, 56, shared an update on Prunella’s health in December 2021.

At the time, the actor had been interviewing Prunella with the intentions of writing a book, as her memory begins to fade.

Speaking to The Mirror, Samuel detailed: ‘She still recognizes us and she knows I have two children, so that’s really good.’

Samuel added that despite her deteriorating hearing, which makes conversation difficult, she is ‘in good spirits’.

'She's in good spirits': In December 2021, Samuel West gave an update on his mother Prunella's ongoing battle with dementia (both pictured alongside Timothy West in 2012)

‘She’s in good spirits’: In December 2021, Samuel West gave an update on his mother Prunella’s ongoing battle with dementia (both pictured alongside Timothy West in 2012)

He continued: ‘You can never quite tell with dementia what sort of personality it’s going to leave a person with, but on the whole she’s quite cheery. At the moment I’m interviewing them both about their lives, because I want to write a book.’

Samuel revealed he spent lockdown interviewing his father about his life, twice a week, before also interviewing his mother, so their memories can be preserved.

However, he added that due to his mother’s lack of short-term memory the task was harder and he had to be very patient.

Prunella and her husband Timothy were forced to quit their Channel 4 TV show, Great Canal Journeys due to her ailing health in January 2020.

Guests: Also in attendance at The Oldie of the Year Awards was Hugh Bonneville, who presented an award to Paddington Bear at the event

Guests: Also in attendance at The Oldie of the Year Awards was Hugh Bonneville, who presented an award to Paddington Bear at the event

Suave: The actor, 59, who plays Henry Brown in Paddington, looked dapper in a pink shirt and purple tie, paired with smart trousers and a navy waistcoat.

Suave: The actor, 59, who plays Henry Brown in Paddington, looked dapper in a pink shirt and purple tie, paired with smart trousers and a navy waistcoat.

Also in attendance at The Oldie of the Year Awards was Hugh Bonneville, who presented an award to Paddington Bear at the event.

The actor, 59, who plays Henry Brown in Paddington, looked dapper in a pink shirt and purple tie, paired with smart trousers and a navy waistcoat.

He completed his look with a gray overcoat and smart black shoes as he was seen leaving the awards ceremony.

Chic: Sian Phillips also cut a stylish figure in a black dress and red scarf as she was among the arrivals at the event

Chic: Sian Phillips also cut a stylish figure in a black dress and red scarf as she was among the arrivals at the event

Stylish: The Welsh actress, 89, completed her chic ensemble with a black jacket and accessorised with a pendant necklace

Stylish: The Welsh actress, 89, completed her chic ensemble with a black jacket and accessorised with a pendant necklace

Sophisticated: Jeremy Paxman, who recently shared a documentary about living with Parkinson's, also looked smart in a black suit and patterned tie at the event

Sophisticated: Jeremy Paxman, who recently shared a documentary about living with Parkinson’s, also looked smart in a black suit and patterned tie at the event

Accessories: She carried a black handbag with a brown dog printed on it

All smiles: Author Jilly Cooper appeared in jovial form as she stepped out in a gray V-neck jumper and black trousers

All smiles: Author Jilly Cooper appeared in jovial form as she stepped out in a gray V-neck jumper and black trousers

Family: Jack Whitehall's parents Michael and Hilary also looked smart as they attended the event

Family: Jack Whitehall’s parents Michael and Hilary also looked smart as they attended the event

Sian Phillips also cut a stylish figure in a black dress and red scarf as she was among the arrivals at the event.

The Welsh actress, 89, completed her chic ensemble with a black jacket and accessorised with a pendant necklace.

She kept her essentials in a black handbag slung across her shoulder and opted for a glamorous make-up palette.

Posing: Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary stepped out at the event, with the latter looking chic in a red jumper and checkered pink skirt

Posing: Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary stepped out at the event, with the latter looking chic in a red jumper and checkered pink skirt

Well-dressed: Actor Kenneth Cranham sported a blue and green checkered shirt and black trousers

Well-dressed: Actor Kenneth Cranham sported a blue and green checkered shirt and black trousers

Smart: Interior designer Nicky Haslam was also seen posing for snaps outside the event

Smart: Interior designer Nicky Haslam was also seen posing for snaps outside the event

Jeremy Paxman, who recently shared a documentary about living with Parkinson’s, also looked smart in a black suit and patterned tie at the event.

Gyles Brandreth also presented at the awards and was seen socializing with Prince Edward, Duke of Kent as they left the venue.

Also in attendance were Jack Whitehall’s parents Michael and Hilary, Gogglebox’s Mary and Giles, Jilly Cooper, Henry Marsh, Nicky Haslam and Kenneth Cranham.

Good form: Gyles Brandreth cut a smart figure in a striped black suit as he posed for photographs

Good form: Gyles Brandreth cut a smart figure in a striped black suit as he posed for photographs

Attendees: Gyles Brandreth also presented at the awards

Royals: He was seen socializing with Prince Edward, Duke of Kent as they left the venue

Attendees: Gyles Brandreth also presented at the awards and was seen socializing with Prince Edward, Duke of Kent as they left the venue

Chatting: Gyles and the Duke of Kent were spotted chatting as they left the National Liberal Club

Chatting: Gyles and the Duke of Kent were spotted chatting as they left the National Liberal Club

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