EXCLUSIVE: Sheridan Smith steps down from BRIT Award presentation alongside Olly Murs and Adam Lambert after making a mysterious early exit from the ceremony
Sheridan Smith has stepped down from presenting a BRIT Award alongside Olly Murs and Adam Lambert after making a mysterious early exit from the ceremony.
The 39-year-old actress was invited to the musical event last Tuesday to present the award for best British group, won by Little Mix, with Olly, 37, and Adam, 39, who are her co-stars in the new ITV Starstruck show.
A TV insider told MailOnline that Sheridan chose not to take the stage during the live broadcast after celebrating her first night since the lockdown was eased and becoming a mom last May.
Gorgeous: Sheridan Smith withdrew from presenting a BRIT Award alongside Olly Murs and Adam Lambert after making a mysterious exit from the ceremony
“Sheridan was to present the award for Best British Group to the BRITs with Olly and Adam,” a source revealed.
The plan was for the trio to promote their new show Starstruck, but Sheridan decided to keep a low profile.
‘It was her first night since the lockdown ended and becoming a mom so she was always going to have a good time.
“ It meant that Olly and Adam presented the award on their own. ”
‘Low profile’: the actress was invited to the BRITs last Tuesday to present the award for best British group alongside Olly and Adam who are her co-stars in the new ITV show Starstruck
The star, who wore a little black dress and heels to the ceremony, said on Instagram: ‘A fan girl! I loved meeting these guys, I was #Starstruck # BRITs2021.
‘I will always be the 16 year old who moved to London and asked a guy from a Dulux commercial to sign my arm! Fan girling is my vibe.
She uploaded photos posing alongside the stars of Kurupt FM and singer Rag’n’Bone Man, 36, who performed that night at the O2 Arena in London.
Sheridan, famous for his roles in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Gavin and Stacey and for presenting the new BBC show One Pooch Perfect this year, is a judge on the upcoming Starstruck talent series, the revamp of the successful 80s Stars In their Eyes.
The BAFTA winner joins Queen Adam singer, comedian Jason Manford, 39, and musical theater star Beverley Knight, 48, in the panel while pop star Olly hosts the show.
Cheeky: A TV insider told MailOnline that Sheridan chose not to take the stage during the live broadcast after celebrating his first night since the lockdown was eased.
Sheridan gave birth to her first baby, a son named Billy, in May 2020.
She shares Billy with insurance broker Jamie Horn’s fiancé and admitted amidst lockdown that being a mother has changed her outlook on life.
In December, she said: “My priorities have all changed. I don’t want to go to nightclubs, party or have a drink.
“ I’m in bed at 9 p.m. and, of all the things I’ve ever done, I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. Whatever I’ve done before, I’ve never felt proud of myself. Now, when I become a mom, I feel incredibly proud.
She recounted her experiences on ITV documentary Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum, which tracked mothers’ mental health, including her own.
Sheridan said she saw being a mom as ‘a second chance’ and intended to ‘stay in a good place for the baby’.
‘I feel incredibly proud’: Sheridan, who hosted BBC’s new show One Pooch Perfect earlier this year, gave birth to her first baby, a son named Billy, in May 2020