Lynda Bellingham’s former Loose Women colleagues have blasted her widower for his audacious claims since she passed away in 2014.
Speaking on the ITV chat show on Monday morning Gloria Hunniford, Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan and June Sarpong discussed their late friend and the headlines surrounding her death.
The chatty foursome were naturally loaded with opinions on the fact that Michael Pattemore claimed he had sex with his late wife from beyond the grave – dubbing his claims ‘outrageous’.
Speaking to Spirit and Destiny magazine, Pattemore revealed in specific detail that he sleeps with the ‘ghost spirit’ of his wife, who died from colon cancer in October 2014.
The 60-year-old recounted how he still reaches across the bed for the Loose Women star and can often still feel the warmth of her skin as he places his arms around her.
In response to his claim, Nadia hit back: ‘I have been just so uncomfortable. I was relived that I wasn’t on the show when he was here.
‘He’s said he’s had sex with her ghost, in my opinion that’s outrageous. She adored those children and I knowing what I know of Linda she would’ve been horrified.’
Beyond his stunning claims over his posthumous relations with his wife, the Loose Women touched on the subject on Pattemore’s relationship with Lynda’s sons, Michael, 32, and Robert, 27.
The duo claim, Pattemore, her third husband, refused to give them a copy of her will, leading the pair to challenge it after receiving just £750 each in inheritance since she died.
Gloria said: ‘The whole country loved her and we know how much she loved her boys. The point they want to make is that it’s important to put everything in place.
‘It’s the trust factor as well. I’m sure Linda didn’t want them to get £750. You have to get your dying wishes on paper.’
Lost love: Speaking to Spirit and Destiny magazine, Pattemore revealed in specific detail that he sleeps with the ‘ghost spirit’ of his wife, who died from colon cancer in October 2014
Despite the sensational claims, Coleen diplomatically interjected: ‘We obviously have to point out we have no proof. She idolised the boys.’
In the midst of the drama over money, Pattemore has been snapping selfies in front of the world’s most famous landmarks – accused by her sons of splurging their mother’s estate on luxury getaways.
Property developer Pattemore has faced an online backlash ever since claims surfaced that he had privately disowned the sons of actress and famed Oxo mum Lynda.
Within months of her death, he had been to Dubai three times, as well as Peru, Canada and on a round-the-world trip for eight weeks, Lynda’s son Michael said.
And these globe-trotting pictures, posted to the late actress’ Twitter account – which Pattemore now has control of – show some of the places he’s visited.
Many are accompanied with the caption ‘Pattemore’s travels’, which in the past year have seen him travel to Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Cuba and China among others.
In one selfie he sips a glass of wine in front of Ayers Rock in Australia.
It comes days after Lynda’s sons Michael and Robbie hit out at what they claim is the breathtaking hypocrisy of a man they say has disowned them behind closed doors despite publicly describing his relationship with them as close.
Following Lynda’s death aged 66 in October 2014, her sons assumed that, in time, Michael would come to them with a copy of her will but months passed with no word before, in February 2015, Pattemore finally agreed to share it with them when their aunt intervened.
Michael, a 32-year-old actor, told the Mail on Sunday: ‘He sat me down and instead of giving it to me, he read it. He said, “This sum is to be split between you and Robbie, and another sum is to be split between you, Robbie, Bradley and Stacey,” who are his children.
But he added, “Everything’s been left to me, so it will go to you when I decide.” I was sitting there crying, thinking, “Oh God, no.”’
Robbie a guest relations manager at a London hotel, adds: ‘When he read it to me later, he actually chuckled and tried to make a joke, saying, “So you’d better not do anything to annoy me.”
‘He obviously realised how awkward it was that he’d effectively said he now had control over everything my mother had worked for her entire life.’
Michael said: ‘Within a few months of Mum’s death, he’d been to Dubai three times, to Peru, to Canada to see where Mum was born and on a round-the-world trip for eight weeks.
‘He also went to Dublin for a hair transplant and he bought himself a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette, despite already driving a brand-new Range Rover my mum had bought him.
‘He hardly made a penny the entire time he was with my mother – it was all hers. We started to wonder if he was rubbing our faces in it.’
MailOnline has approached Michael Pattemore for comment.
Source: Daily Mail