Lynda Bellingham’s son Michael Peluso, 34, appeared on today’s Loose Women to talk about the ongoing feud between him, his brother Robbie, 29, and their stepfather, Michael Pattemore.
Following Lynda’s death in 2014 her sons fell out with her widower Michael over the inheritance she had left them.
During his chat with the loose ladies Michael lashed out at his stepfather labelling him “vile”.
Speaking to panellists Nadia Sawalha and Janet Street Porter Michael said: “I’m livid to be honest, I’m upset… I couldn’t watch [Michael on This Morning] and not say anything.
He went on to explain that his mum would have been “disgusted” with the whole situation before admitting he feels “like we’ve let her down”.
Michael explained: “People who knew my mum are horrified by the lies and vile behaviour of this man quite frankly.
“[My brother and I] didn’t defend ourselves. We sat back and trusted him the do the right thing.”
He went on to insist that this whole situation is partly about the money but is mostly “about Michael’s behaviour and making money off her death”.
Michael and brother Robbie accused their stepfather of depriving them of their inheritance and said they’ve only seen £750 each of their mum’s huge fortune.
The sons also claimed Michael had told them she had written a will leaving everything to him – which Michael claims to be untrue.
Towards the end of the chat Michael said: “What I would say to my mum is: I love you. I miss you every day. I’m really sorry we’ve had to come out and speak publicly.
“We had to come out and defend you. We’re really sorry we didn’t tell you enough that we love you. We all feel we let her down and let ourselves down.”
Former Loose Women panellist Lynda tragically passed away, at the age of 66, after her battle with colon cancer in October 2014.
Her husband Michael appeared on ITV’s This Morning to give his side on the awful situation recently.
Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford he said: “She would be rolling in her grave [at the thought of the rift].
“I think there’s a puppeteer pulling their strings. They thought there was a huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but there wasn’t.”
“I’ve given them a flat. Their first email over to our email lawyer was: ‘My boys wanted a roof over their head.’ I’ve supplied them with a roof over their head and now they want it sold.
“She specifically wanted that I leave them the first million and then divide the rest up between our four children – my two kids and hers,” Michael added.
He went on to explain that when she passed away Lynda was in £50,000 in debt but had money in properties worth millions.
Michael, who’s been accused of blowing his step sons’ inheritance, revealed: “I’ve had 18 months of hell… she was £50,000 in debt.
“That’s a fact. Across bank accounts and credit cards. Even though she was in debt, we had properties worth several million pounds. Those properties are all in mortgage and they bring an income in now.
“What the boys never told the nation was that in my will, they got left the first one million pounds plus a quarter share of the remainder of the properties.
“They could’ve walked away with a couple million pounds.”