In her last television interview with her fellow Loose Women, Lynda Bellingham told an emotional panel and audience not to cry as she told of her excitement about filming a new TV series in November.
Lynda Bellingham passed away on Sunday at the age of 66, having enjoyed a lengthy career making her one of the most memorable faces on TV.
The Loose Women presenter died "in her husband's arms", according to her agent Sue Latimer.
Bellingham revealed last month that she planned to end her chemotherapy for colon cancer, which she has been battling since July 2013.
She was expecting to live until January 2015, and had planned to spend one last Christmas with her family.
Bellingham spoke to Loose Women on 8 October but the episode was not aired until today, Wednesday 22 October.
She was meant to star in Kay Mellor's A Passionate Woman last year but had to cancel due to her illness. Bellingham told Loose Women that Mellor had written a part for her in her latest series of The Syndicate and she showed great excitement about starting to film in November in Scarborough.
She also spoke of her desire to spend one final Christmas with her family, with a "real tree" and "pudding and presents" at home.
Video: Bellingham on how she wants to be remembered
Asked on the subject of being obsessed by Christmas by her co-presenters Janet Street Porter and Coleen Nolan, she said: "Bloody right I am! I am. I AM."
On what she had planned for 25 December, she said:
"Well I've succumbed to not cooking [Christmas dinner]."
Video: Bellingham on hoping to make it to Christmas
She also told the show, regarding coming to terms with her illness and her eventual death, "You do feel alone and it is very hard to take on board. It's taken us a year to absorb it. But once you do, instead of worrying about dying, you must enjoy the bits in between.
Lynda Bellingham: Life in pictures
Lynda Bellingham: Life in pictures
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Lynda Bellingham poses holding her medal after being invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on 14 March 2014
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Lynda Bellingham with (left to right) sons Michael and Robert, husband Michael and step-son Bradley arrive at Buckingham Palace in central London for an Investiture Ceremony where she received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) on 14 March 2014 in London
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Lynda Bellingham and Michael Pattemore attend the BAFTA Television Craft Awards at The Brewery on 27 April 2014 in London
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Lynda Bellingham attends The Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House on 28 April 2013 in London
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(L-R) Carol McGiffin, Lynda Bellingham, Denise Welch, Kate Thornton, Leslie Garrett and Andrea McLean on 20 January 2010
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Lynda Bellingham and her dance partner Darren Bennett on 2009 Strictly Come Dancing
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(L-R) Amy Lame, Diana Moran, Ruth Lorenzo, Laila Morse and Lynda Bellingham launch the 'If I can do it...' Cancer Research Race for Life campaign on 2 March 2009 in London
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'Loose Women' Presenters (L-R) Sherrie Hewson, Coleen Nolan, Carol McGriffin, Jackie Brambles, Lynda Bellingham and Jane McDonld arrive for the TV Quick & TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel on 3 September 2007 in London
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II chats to guests at the ITV 50th Anniversary celebration, including (R - L) Nicholas Parsons, Lynda Bellingham and Harry Hill on 13 October 2005 in London
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(L to R) Actors Dame Diana Rigg, Robert Bathurst, Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Fry, Jane Asher and Lynda Bellingham attend the Stars Shine For Autism Christmas Concert on 2 December 2003 in London
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Nickolas Grace and Lynda Bellingham on 24 February 1999
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Lynda Bellingham with her sons in 1991
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A scene during rehearsal for an Oxo TV advertisment which was screened in 1987, with Lynda Bellingham and her on-screen husband, Michael Redfern
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Film producer Greg Smith (left) with his bride actress Lynda Bellingham after their marriage, accompanied by the best man actor Robin Askwith, on 7 November 1975
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Actress Lynda Bellingham on 4 October 1972
The much-loved actress, whose career spanned over five decades, is perhaps best known for playing the mother in the Oxo cube adverts, which she starred in from 1983 to 1999.
Since her death, a Facebook campaign to reinstate her famed OXO advert in time for Christmas so that even after her passing, she could still spend one final festive season with the nation on television.Reuse content