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24/09/2015 08:10 BST | Updated 24/09/2015 08:59 BST

Lynda Bellingham Hated Time On 'Strictly Come Dancing' And 'Miserable Git' Partner Darren Bennett, Reveals Her Widower Michael Pattemore

Lynda Bellingham’s widower has revealed how the late star hated her time on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, when she was a contestant on the show in 2009.

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The ‘Loose Women’ presenter was unhappy with the way she looked and also disliked her professional partner Darren Bennett, who she called a “miserable git”, Michael Pattermore has said.

Lynda lost her battle with bowel cancer last year

The star previously claimed that show battered her body confidence, during an interview with Yours magazine following her exit.

"The body image took a real battering, I must confess. I had not really taken on board how I would feel dressed in a flimsy dress in front of millions of people,” she said.

"I hate my upper arms. The costume designer was lovely and seduced me with long gloves and little capped sleeves, but I never forgot they were there. I watched myself after the shows and cringed... I am 61 and some of those gorgeous dancers are in their early 20s."

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