The final farewell

Lynda Bellingham

Please join us tomorrow from 12.30pm as we play Lynda's last ever Loose Women interview. We'll be celebrating the life of our beautiful, talented and remarkable friend and colleague. Missed by many, loved by more.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

You may not have heard of Grayson Perry, but he is a national treasure who started his career as a controversial ‘transvestite potter’ and has since become a Turner-Prize-winning artist, BAFTA-winning documentary maker, author, social commentator, curator and lecturer.

Famed as much for his art as his cross-dressing he'll be appearing on the show today dressed as his female persona, Claire.

It's certainly set to be an interesting show! So join Ruth, Janet, Judy and Coleen from 12.30pm - see you then.

Jane McDonald's touching tribute

Ex Loose Woman and close friend of Lynda Bellingham, Jane McDonald paid a touching and emotional tribute to the late star on today's show.

Thankyou for all your heartfelt and touching tributes on our Facebookand Twitterpages,

You can view today's show in full over on our ITVplayer

Lynda Bellingham: A Tribute

The world lost some of its magic today, and we one of the best colleagues we could have ever wished for; Loose Women will never be the same again.

From much loved Oxo mum to witty Loose Woman, Lynda Bellingham touched so many lives, and faced her final days with determination, dignity and an awe-inspiring positivity.

Thankyou for all your tributes and messages...

Goodbye Lynda

Lynda Bellingham

Former Loose Woman, Lynda Bellingham, who had been suffering from cancer in recent months, died yesterday "in her husband's arms", her agent Sue Latimer said today.

The 66-year-old star, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer for some time.

Our thoughts and wishes go to her family on this incredibly sad day. And to all those whose lives she toughed so deeply, as she did ours.

Please feel free to leave your messages of condolence on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Lynda died peacefully in her husband's arms yesterday at a London hospital.
Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. Actor, writer and presenter - to the end Lynda was a consummate professional.

– Family statement

The decision to give up chemo was a huge relief because I took back some control of myself. It's there on the table if I want it. I don't want the boys or my husband to see me die a little sad old lady. I want to go out there as I am.

– LYNDA BELLINGHAM

Cancer support

If you or a loved one are affected by bowel cancer then head to Macmillan for help support and advice or call them on 0808 808 00 00 OR go to Bowel Cancer UK for more information.

Friday with The Hairy Bikers

Hairy Bikers

Famed for their motorbikes and honest home-cooked food those loveable Hairy Bikers, Dave and Si will be joining the Loose team later today to talk about their latest foodie ventures.

Catch them live with Gloria, Sherrie, Nadia and guest panellist Linda Lusardi from 12.30pm.

See you then!

The return of the chat show King...

Jonathan Ross and the Loose Women

Did you know the Jonathan Ross showis back? It's true! The chat show king will be back on our screen this Saturday with a host of amazing celebrity guests. He found time to pop by and see our Loose Ladies earlier today though and we haven't laughed so much in ages!

Our Gloria gave him some interviewing advice plus we talked Ebola, Halloween and dogs. Watch it all again now on our ITVplayer.

Gloria and Jonathan