Lynda Bellingham: The final interview

When Lynda came in to record her interview with us two weeks ago non of us knew it would be her last. So here it is in full; a special moment with our beautiful, courageous, funny, talented and irreplaceable Loose Woman, Lynda Bellingham.

We've been overwhelmed at the response we've had from you for Lynda over the past few weeks, and the last few days has been exceptional. Thank you, our viewers for your beautiful tributes.

Part two of Lynda's interview...

Lynda Bellingham: The best bits

There were so many wonderful moments to choose from when making this montage of Lynda and her time here with us on Loose Women. But we think this sums up just why she was the nation's favourite mum, and why to us she will always be the ultimate and irreplaceable Loose Woman.

The Final Farewell

Lynda Bellingham

Please join us today 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. A final tribute to a wonderful actress.

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.


Cancer support

If you or a loved one are affected by cancer then there are a selection of charities and support groups available.

Head to Macmillan for help, support and advice or call them on 0808 808 00 00

OR visit any of the following specialist cancer sites for more information

Cancer Research UK

Bowel Cancer UK

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!