The actor had a much-publicised struggle after her father was diagnosed with cancer back in 2016.
Smith feared it would harm her unborn child but learnt during while filming her documentary that mental health medication can often be taken by expectant mothers.
The 'Gavin & Stacey' star revealed she tried to quit her anxiety medication and was rushed to A&E after suffering seizures.
The actor said she 'jumped at the chance' to be a part of the series, which also stars Angela Griffin, David Threlfall and Robert Glenister.
The West End veteran has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints for the last few weeks.
'Funny Girl' star Sheridan Smith returned to Instagram to pay tribute to her father, who died in 2016.
There’s no business like showbiz but it can be a tough calling, as Sheridan Smith has discovered. There aren’t many careers out there that would demand you to pile on the pounds and then ditch them again on a whim and the 35-year-old actress has admitted that she is struggling to lose weight after she “bulked up” last year for her lead role in ‘Moorside’. The star wanted to make her portrayal of Karen Matthews’ best friend Julie in the BBC drama, which is based on the shocking disappearance of Shannon Matthews in 2008, as real as possible so agreed to pile on the pounds in time for filming last year, but has admitted she’s finding it really tough to beat the bulge and she still has “a load” to lose.
Poor old Sarah Harding was widely panned by the tabloids after being hauled off stage right in the middle of Ghost’s most iconic scene this week. But she’s not the only celebrity who’s had a spot of bother while treading the boards. From mobile phone meltdowns to heckling thespians, these are some of the awkward things that can happen when you’re doing things totally live.
The curtains closed on the hit West End show Funny Girl on Saturday night, with Sheridan Smith looking happier than ever as she left London’s Savoy Theatre following her triumphant final performance. The critically-acclaimed actress – who played comic and singer Fanny Brice, famed for tunes Don’t Rain On My Parade and I’m The Greatest Star, in the production – stepped out to an adoring sea of fans after the show. Sheridan, 35, took a leave of absence from her starring role in the musical due to stress and exhaustion in mid-May, returning almost two months later to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans in July.