SHERIDAN Smith is an award-winning actress with a television, film and radio career spanning over twenty years.
But fans are gutted to learn that she won’t be reprising her role as Ruth in the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special. Here’s all you need to know about the star’s life and career so far.
Will Sheridan Smith star in the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special?
She won hearts across the world with her part as Ruth ‘Rudi’ Smith in Gavin and Stacey but Sheridan is going to be missing from the upcoming Christmas special.
James Corden, who began a two-year relationship with Sheridan in 2007 when they first worked on the show, revealed plans for a Christmas special in May.
But Sheridan was not included in the line-up of stars in the publicity shot.
The actress admitted she wanted to return as Rudi — sister of show co-creator Corden’s character Smithy — but had not heard anything.
Asked by Radio 2 host Zoe Ball yesterday if she was appearing in the one-off, she said: “I wish.
“No, I’m not going to be in it. I don’t think, anyway.”
Speaking to The Sun ,she added: “Like everyone, I can’t wait to watch the Christmas Special.
“I’m so proud to be have been a part of something so special.”
What is Sheridan up to now?
In 2019, Sheridan was confirmed to be playing the narrator in the summer production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.
The play runs from June, 27 to September, 8 and see her star alongside Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan.
Sheridan also lent her voice to animated film, The Queen’s Corgi.
She recently put on a brave face at the Bafta TV Awards following a breakdown after accusing her fiancé’s mum of killing her dog in a bizarre tweet – before backtracking and saying it was an accident.
While she also gave a moving performance at the special service commemorating the 7th anniversary o f D-Day in Portsmouth.
What is Sheridan Smith’s net worth?
Sheridan is worth $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
That equates to around £15.7 million.
The star’s wealth is thanks to her successful career as an actress and singer.
Among her biggest TV successes are The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Gavin & Stacey, The C Word, and Benidorm.
Is Sheridan secretly married to fiancé Jamie Horn?
Sheridan sparked rumours she had secretly married her fiancé Jamie Horn.
The actress took to social media to post a smitten picture of the pair, in which she sent twitter into a frenzy by referring to her beau as “hubby.”
In the caption, Sheridan wrote: ‘Bank holiday pouting with the hubby.’
However, Sherdian quickly deleted the snap after eager eyed fans on social media picked up on it.
A representative for Sheridan told another publication, “She has not married Jamie Horn, although they are engaged to be married, they haven’t yet set the date.”
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford previously quizzed Sheridan about when she will be marrying Jamie on ITV’s This Morning.
It turns out, there’s no rush to go out and buy your hats just yet as there is no date set.
Sheridan explained: “We’re just enjoying each other at the moment and enjoying being engaged.”
On May 4, 2019, The Sun’s Dan Wootton exclusively revealed that the star was planning a lavish wedding at a posh manor.
Who else has Sheridan Smith dated?
In December 2017 The Sun revealed that Sheridan was dating WWE fighter Stuart Tomlinson.
Prior to that, she dated fellow actor Greg Wood for a year between 2014 and 2015.
From 2012-2013 she was in a relationship with Amy Winehouse’s ex Reg Traviss and she briefly dated British actor Ross McCall.
Sheridan was in a relationship with her Gavin & Stacey co-star James Corden from 2007-2009, with the pair playing on-screen siblings.
Why did Sheridan Smith take a career break?
After breaking down on stage twice while performing at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, Sheridan took a break from work.
The actress was struggling following the loss of her father.
In March 2016 Sheridan’s dad was diagnosed with cancer and died later that year.
Speaking to the Express about what happened, she said: “I kind of lost it a bit after he died. In public it looks like I’ve moaned about everything with my dad dying, but that’s not the case. I just had a massive meltdown.”
However, she reassured fans she’s now in a much better place, adding: “I’ve come out the other side now and I need to get it all out through my music.”
What happened during Sheridan Smith’s Royal Albert Hall performance?
On April 24, 2018, Sheridan broke down in tears twice while performing to a sell-out crowd at the Royal Albert Hall.
After singing Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy, she said: “So guys I obviously sang that song because it’s been quite well documented that I lost my mind for a couple of years.”
Sheridan has struggled to cope with the loss of her father Colin and has battled anxiety while trying to manage her hectic schedule.
What other TV shows has Sheridan Smith been in?
Sheridan has starred in a range of TV shows starting out with parts in Holby City and Heartbeat.
In 1999 she starred as Ralf Little’s girlfriend in The Royle Family, and was later paired with him for the long-running sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
For two series she played Rudi, the sister of Jame’s Corden’s character Smithy in the BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey.
In 2014 she played the lead role and also showcased her singing talents in Cilla – a drama about the life of Cilla Black – for which she won a National Television Award and TV Choice Award.
In 2017 she starred as Julie Bushby in Moorside – a dramatic retelling of the events surrounding ‘missing’ child Shannon Matthews in 2008.
Sheridan has also appeared in a variety of one-off roles and bit parts, including The Bill, Fat Friends, Lark Rise to Candleford and The Lenny Henry Show.
In 2012 she won a Bafta for the part of gangster Ronnie Biggs’ wife in the bio-series Mrs. Biggs.
She has narrated Bear Grylls: Mission Survive and Bizarre ER.
In 2019 the actress also starred in ITV drama, Cleaning Up – based on the real life story of a gambling addict mum who racked up £70k debts.
What theatre shows has Sheridan Smith performed in?
In 2011, Sheridan won a Laurence Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role as Elle in Legally Blonde – the musical.
In 2012, she won another Olivier for Best Performance in a Supporting Role after appearing in WWII drama Flare Path, where she starred alongside Sienna Miller.
She also led the cast in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic in 2012 and starred in a West End production of Shakespeare’s Midsommer Night’s Dream alongside fellow funnyman David Walliams.
2016 saw her play the role of Fanny Bryce in Funny Girl – a role made famous by Barbra Streisand.