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Actress Lynda Bellingham had been poised to take up roles in a string of shows prior to her untimely death.
Writer Kay Mellor has revealed that the 66-year-old – who died on Sunday following a battle against colon cancer – had been due to film a role in her lottery drama The Syndicate in just a fortnight’s time.
‘Lynda was going to play the solicitor of a lottery winner and I had wanted to work with her for such a long time,’ Mellor told The Mirror.
‘I talked to her a couple of times in the last few weeks.She had such a positive attitude to everything and it amazed me how she could be so brave.
Mellor added: ‘She was more bothered about everyone else and was such a selfless woman.’
However that wasn’t the only role Lynda had been offered of late, having told Loose Women’s Colleen Nolan – prior to her final ever interview, filmed for the show last week – that she had also been offered a part in EastEnders.
‘She told me “Darling, you have to be dying to get work,” Colleen revealed on Tuesday’s edition of the show, adding that the actress had been delighted by the offers in the wake of her illness.
’45 years I’ve worked and it’s just all been ripped away from me,’ Lynda told them. ‘It’s work that drives you.’
The actress’s complete Loose Women interview will be aired on Wednesday’s show, which kicks off on ITV at 12.30pm.