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 husband Timothy West on Wednesday at The Oldie of the Year Awards at The National Liberal Club in London.

The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, topped the star-studded guest list at the event, where a range of celebrities handed out awards.

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

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

Prunella, who was a rare appearance at the ceremony, looked the part in a white polka dot shirt and a nice navy suit jacket.

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

Prunella seemed in good spirits as she smiled as she walked arm in arm with her husband Timothy, whom she married in 1963.

Coronation Street actor Timothy looked good in a soft navy blue suit and crisp white shirt as he stepped out of the venue.

Stars: The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, topped the star-studded guest list at the event, where a range of celebrities handed out awards

Stars: The actress, 90, cut a smart figure as she and her longtime husband, 88, topped the star-studded guest list at the event, where a range of celebrities handed 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 interviewed Prunella with the intention of writing a book as her memory begins to fade.

Speaking to The Mirror, Samuel explained: “She still recognizes us and she knows I have two kids so that’s really good.”

Samuel added that despite her deteriorating hearing, which makes conversation difficult, she is “in a good mood.”

'She's in a good mood': 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 a good mood’: 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 kind of personality it will leave a person with, but overall she’s quite cheerful. At the moment I’m interviewing them both about their lives, because I want to write a book.’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also present at The Oldie of the Year Awards was Hugh Bonneville, who presented an award to Beertje Paddington during the event.

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

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

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

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

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 good 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 good in a black suit and patterned tie at the event

Accessories: She was carrying 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 sweater and black pants

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

Family: Michael and Hilary, the parents of Jack Whitehall, also looked good when they attended the event

Family: Michael and Hilary, the parents of Jack Whitehall, also looked good when they attended the event

Sian Phillips was also a stylish figure in a black dress and red scarf when she attended the event arrivals.

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

She kept her essentials in a black handbag slung over her shoulder and opted for a glamorous makeup palette.

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

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

Well Dressed: Actor Kenneth Cranham wore a blue and green plaid shirt and black trousers

Well Dressed: Actor Kenneth Cranham wore a blue and green plaid shirt and black trousers

Clever: Interior designer Nicky Haslam also posed for snaps outside the event

Clever: Interior designer Nicky Haslam also posed for snaps outside the event

Jeremy Paxman, who recently shared a documentary about living with Parkinson’s, also looked good 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 Michael and Hilary, the parents of Jack Whitehall, Mary and Giles van Gogglebox, Jilly Cooper, Henry Marsh, Nicky Haslam and Kenneth Cranham.

Good form: Gyles Brandreth looked good in a striped black suit as he posed for photos

Good form: Gyles Brandreth looked good in a striped black suit as he posed for photos

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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