Jennifer Ellison 'heartbroken' over Lynda Bellginham's death

Jennifer Ellison has revealed the late Lynda Bellingham was like a mother to her and she has been left heartbroken by her death

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Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison is "heartbroken" over Lynda Bellingham's death.

The former 'Brookside' actress - who appeared with the late star in the stage adaptation of 'Calendar Girls' from 2010 to 2011 - confessed she was left devastated when Lynda passed away last week at the age of 63 after losing her battle with cancer.

The blonde beauty - who also starred alongside the late singer Bernie Nolan in the production - added that the former 'Loose Women' star had been like a mother to her and offered her condolences to Lynda's husband Michael Pattemore.

She told OK! magazine: "Lynda was like a mother figure to me. She loved her husband so much and Michael will be absolutely devastated.

"We toured together for two years, and with Bernie Nolan too. I've lost two women I spent a lot of time with, who I really loved. It's heartbreaking."

Jennifer - who gave birth to her third son, Charlie, with her husband Rob Tickle in September - also opened up about the moment she thought she'd lost the baby after he stopped breathing during a feeding.

The 31-year-old star - who already has 15-month-old Harry and Bobby, four - explained: "I was feeding him on the sofa one night, he took a deep breath and started choking.

"I turned him over and started patting his back and he just went blue and limp.

"I'm so relieved he's okay now. I thought he was dead at this point. It was awful. The whole thing went on for about ten minutes but it felt like four hours."

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