The actress has had to postpone a theatre tour for treatment

Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham has revealed that she’s suffering from cancer.

Lynda, 65 – who came to fame as the mum in 1980s Oxo adverts – hasn’t disclosed which type of the illness she’s got but has vowed to fight it.

‘Hi everyone just to say I have been diagnosed with cancer but I am not going to die! Dealing with it and hope to be back at work soon,’ Tweeted Lynda yesterday.

Lynda was soon due to appear in a theatre tour of Kay Mellor‘s play A Passionate Woman but has had to postpone it in order to undergo treatment.

The mum-of-two admits she’s ‘devastated’ not to take part.

‘Having toured many times before, I’m aware of the sheer stamina needed and I need to prioritise my recovery,’ says Lynda in a statement.

‘That said, nothing’s going to stop me coming back next year, and I can’t wait to be “a passionate woman”.’

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Anna Duff