Loose Women pay tribute to Lynda Bellingham

The 'Loose Women' publicly sent messages of support to their former co-host Lynda Bellingham today (29.09.14) following her announcement she is ceasing treatment for her cancer and at one stage Lynda sent in a message to thank her friends for their messages

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Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham

The 'Loose Women' stars sent messages of support to former co-host Lynda Bellingham following her decision to stop having treatment for her cancer.

The panel of the ITV chat show praised Lynda for her bravery following her announcement at the weekend she only has a few months to live and presented a montage of clips of the well-loved broadcaster's time on the lunch-time programme today (29.09.14).

Ruth Langsford said: "We're all thinking about her today here at 'Loose Women'.

"Thousands of you have been sending your love and messages - 12,000 at the moment, and we've only just come on air - of support for you Lynda on our Facebook page."

Close friend and long-running Loose Woman Colleen Nolan, revealed she has been in touch with Lynda, and praised her for her positive outlook and infectious personality.

She said: "Lynda's still being Lynda. The texts are all so funny and well-humoured; you can't help but respond to that, she's still very up-beat. She's just fantastic."

At the beginning of the programme, it had been suggested that Lynda would be calling in to speak the panel and the viewers, but instead she was only able to send a message to the team because she was undergoing another bout of chemotherapy, one of her last sessions before she stops the treatment.

In the message, she said: "Thank you so much for the support you have no idea how much it means to me. But please understand I am in a good place.

"It is essential to feel you have some control of your own life. Anyone in the same position as me is often on the toilet!

"Again thank you for all the years of support you have given me. You are the 'Loose Women' - we are the best!"

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