Ruth Langsford left emotional as Loose Women pay tribute to Lynda Bellingham

Loose Women 's Ruth Langsford was left feeling emotional during the latest episode of the ITV daytime show as the cast looked back on their memories with the late Lynda Bellingham.

The mother-of-two passed away aged 66 almost six years ago on October 19, 2014 and was one of the ITV panel show's most beloved stars.

To mark the anniversary of her death, Ruth alongside panellists Janet Street-Porter, Gloria Hunniford and Kelle Bryan played a series of clips from her days sat alongside them.

Following the tribute to Lynda, This Morning host Ruth, 60, admitted the montage was "hard to watch" as she remembered her dear friend.

Lynda's son Michael also chatted to the famous panel via a video link on Tuesday.

In tribute to his mother, he joined Ruth and her fellow presenters to speak of his own memories of the late actress.

Beginning the interview with her friend’s eldest child, Ruth said: "It’s quite hard watching that because we were all friends with your mum."

Commenting on the touching montage, Michael explained "it was very emotional" and "very sad to see" six years after his mother’s passing.

Viewers were also touched by the tribute and took to social media to share how much they missed the former OXO ad star.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Ahh, I still miss Bellers. Lynda Bellingham was an amazing lady, she was honest, funny and outrageous but always warm and kind. Still sadly missed."

Another added: "Remembering the lovely Lynda Bellingham sadly missed six years on."

While a third gushed: "Ahh miss Lynda! Bet she was an absolute hoot on a night out!"

Lynda served as a panellist on the show for six years and made a final appearance as a guest in 2014 shortly before she passed away in the October of the same year.

Michael also chatted to the Loose Women stars about his role on ITV's The Savoy, which documents what goes on behind-the-scenes of the five star hotel.

The Savoy butler said: "I can’t go into too many details, but we need to be in the hotel at three different places at once, and the secret lifts – that was a curveball.

"But, that is a way we can move around the building faster to make sure that we’re there for our guests."

Ruth pressed: "And you can sneak people in who don’t want to be seen I imagine, I know you can’t tell us who but I imagine they’re top celebrities?"

Michael simply confirmed: "Yes, indeed."

Lynda acted in television series such as All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who, Second Thoughts and Faith in the Future.

She was also known for her appearances as the mother in the long-running series of Oxo Family adverts.

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm

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