Lynda Bellingham RIP: three of the best OXO adverts

Three wonderful OXO family adverts: our farewell to Lynda Bellingham

by Carol Muskoron

Lynda Bellingham - OXO mum, producer, presenter and actress - passed away yesterday in the arms of her husband after a battle with colon cancer. She'd written a book saying she wanted to live until Christmas and it is so so sad that that wish wasn't granted. Famous for the TV programme 'Loose Women' in recent years, Lynda had a successful acting career but was probably most famous as the OXO mum in the famous OXO cube adverts which ran from an incredible 1983-1999. The plots, characters and acting in these adverts was of a fantastically high quality - short, sharp, funny and moving, the OXO ads grabbed the nation's attention and were much-loved. I've chosen three OXO family ads in which Lynda Bellingham shows what a fantastic range her acting included. In the first she does 'suggestive', in the second she's 'funny' and get your hankies for the third...


OXO mum Linda Bellingham gets 'suggestive'


OXO mum Linda Bellingham does 'funny'


OXO mum Linda Bellingham does 'emotion'

RIP Lynda Bellingham 31 May 1948 - 19 October 2014


PS As fans mourn the loss of Lynda, a Facebook tribute page has been set up, with the aim of asking ITV to screen the famous OXO ads on Christmas Day with a trailer for colon cancer charities. 

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