Lynda Bellingham’s Widower Chronicles Around-The-World Trip Prior To ‘Loose Women’ Star’s Sons Disputing Her Will

'Within a few months of mum’s death, he’d been to Dubai, Peru and Canada.'

The widower of Lynda Bellingham, Michael Pattemore, enjoyed an around-the-world trip following the death of the ‘Loose Women’ star.

Lynda, who became a household name after starring in the Oxo TV ads for 16 years, left control of her fortune to her third husband.

But her two sons, Michael and Robbie Peluso, say it was her intention that he ‘looked after’ them following her death from bowel cancer in October 2014.

They claim to have only received £750 each since their mother’s death and are now in the process of challenging their mother’s will.

<strong>Michael Pattemore enjoys a glass of wine at Ayres Rock in Australia.</strong>
Michael Pattemore enjoys a glass of wine at Ayres Rock in Australia.
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After she died, Michael embarked on a trip that saw him visit the Great Wall of China, Ayres Rock in Australia, India’s Taj Mahal, and the Kremlin in the Russian capital of Moscow, and documented his travels in a series of selfies on Twitter.

There is no evidence to suggest property developer Pattemore didn’t pay for the trips himself.

<strong>Michael outside the Kremlin.</strong>
Michael outside the Kremlin.
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In the interview with the newspaper, Michael and Robbie also hit out at their stepfather for ‘disrespecting their mother’s memory’.

They say the final straw came when he claimed she had visited him from the afterlife and he had made love to her ‘ghost spirit’.

They have also accused Lynda’s widower of depriving them of their inheritance, evicting them from the family home and squandering thousands from their mother’s estate.

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In her will, the 66-year-old actress left everything to her third husband, who has reportedly told the boys that all of her money is tied up in properties and so is impossible to access.

<strong>Lynda Bellingham with husband Michael Pattemore (R) and sons Michael Peluzo and Robbie Peluzo (L) with step-son Bradley (second-R).</strong>
Lynda Bellingham with husband Michael Pattemore (R) and sons Michael Peluzo and Robbie Peluzo (L) with step-son Bradley (second-R).
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Michael and Robbie have since hired a legal firm to contest their mother’s will. The firm has agreed to represent them on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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