Nolan was left devastated when her friend and fellow panelist on U.K. Tv show Loose Women passed away at the age of 66 after a battle with bowel cancer.
The singer-turned-Tv star has now penned a heart-warming article for British newspaper the Daily Mirror, in which she shares her memories of Bellingham and recounts their final goodbye during a small screen special which was filmed just days before her death.
Nolan writes, "When I saw her 12 days ago as we filmed her last Loose Women appearance, I knew she would not make it and when I looked into her eyes, I knew deep down she had guessed that too... I'm sure part of her thought, 'I can bulls**t this lot as much as I want, but I'm going to struggle'... It was an unspoken exchange between us and I don't think she would have admitted it out loud. She needed to have a goal and she was so determined to remain strong for her family... It was emotional from the start. The make-up team were in tears, and I was really struggling to hold it together... I was certain this would be the last time I would see Lynda. This would be our last hug - our last goodbye... But Lynda was so amazingly courageously strong. When I cried she told me not to, she was the one comforting me, which shows how brave she was."
Nolan, who lost her sister Bernie to cancer in 2013, concludes, "Today I feel angry and devastated - angry at the whole cancer thing... I have lost my sister Bernie to cancer, now Lynda. So much money is ploughed into research and we don't seem to be getting anywhere... I don't want to loose anyone else close to me... I'm just glad that... I got the opportunity to say goodbye."