13 October 2020 14:47
Ruth Langsford, 60, and her Loose Women colleagues looked back on their memories of Lynda, who passed away almost six years ago after a battle with cancer. The mother-of-two was one of the ITV panel show's biggest and most beloved stars, and to mark the anniversary of her death, her former co-stars played a number of clips from her days sat alongside them. Following the tribute to the late broadcaster, the This Morning host admitted the montage was "hard to watch" as she remembered her friend before talking with Lynda's son via video link. 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 said year. In tribute to his mother, the broadcaster's son Michael 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, the host 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. Taking to Twitter, viewers also spoke of their memories of Lynda and how much they missed the mother-of-two on-screen. READ MORE: Ruth Langsford brings Loose Women to a halt with wardrobe blunder Lynda Bellingham's son says that his mother would be 'glad' he's started working as a butler at The Savoy hotel, and that she has a 'connection' with the establishment. Michael Peluso, 37, started working at London's top hotel with his brother Robbie, 32, after quitting his dreams of becoming a film star, and is currently featuring in ITV series The Savoy. The Loose Women star died in 2014 at the age of 66, after her battle with colorectal cancer, and in 1984 starred in a production of Noises Off Comedy in the Savoy Theatre.
'It's interesting when we're working the same shift,' said Michael. He explained to the Loose Women hosts that guests often get confused between him and his brother, who works greeting guests at reception, and admitted that the pair 'do play on it a bit' He told host Ruth Langsford: 'I meet them and there are that double look and me and my brother do play on that a bit, he's the one that's slightly taller and better looking' 'Then I meet them and there is that double look, and me and my brother do play on that a bit. In ITV's The Savoy, Michael is seen being put through his paces by head butler Sean Davoren, 62, who started working at the hotel in 1978. Admitting that he sometimes struggles to multitask, Michael explained today: 'There were a few things. Michael, pictured on The Savoy, explained that the glitz and glamour of the hotel that keeps him motivated, and that he's 'very proud' to maintain a job at a 'British institution' such as The Savoy Michael explained that the glitz and glamour of the hotel that keeps him motivated, and that he's 'very proud' to maintain a job at a 'British institution' such as The Savoy. He told: 'When you see Count Peter [of Savoy] and go into those marble hallways, you can't help but feel those Savoy sparkles. 'That's what helps get up on a dark dreary morning at 5.30 am, it's a British institution and I'm very, very proud and lucky, especially with what everyone is going through, to still have a job like this.' Linda is famous for playing the central character in the long-running 'Oxo Family' TV adverts, starting in 1983, and Michael explained it's his mother's cooking that he misses the most His mother Linda was famous for playing the central character in the long-running 'Oxo Family' TV adverts, starting in 1983, and Michael explained it's his mother's cooking that he misses the most. 'There are many things [he misses about his mother] and anyone watching the show if you lose someone they never lose them, said Michel. The Savoy butler Michael Peluso appeared on today's Loose Women to remember his mum Lynda Bellingham a whole six years after she tragically died from cancer. And while he was on the show, the panellists couldn't help but ask about the new ITV show documenting what goes on behind-the-scenes of the five star hotel. Ruth Langsford who was presenting the daytime programme asked about the lifts – which have been teased throughout the series. 'Well a butler never tells,' Michael laughed before opening up on the elevators. '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! Lynda Bellingham's son is butler at The Savoy (Picture: Getty Images) Michael Peluso teased the secret lifts in the London hotel (Picture: ITV) He then spoke about his love for the building and job, adding: 'It's that performance it lends itself to the role – you go into those marble hallways and you can't help but feel that Savoy sparkle. Caption: Man spends?10k at The Savoy Hotel to propose to his girlfriend Provider: ITV One story that really got chins wagging was when a man paid £10,000 for just one night on Valentines Day so that he could deliver one heck of a romantic proposal to his girlfriend. She told the cameras: 'It's a special place now whatever happens, this is going to hold a memory forever.' Loose Women continues weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you.