Sheridan shines in comedy Panto

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER''A Lola Entertainment/Baby Cow production for ITV1''PANTO! ''John Bishop and Sheridan Smith lead an all-star cast in Panto!, a festive comedy drama for ITV1 ''Picture shows: SHERIDAN SMITH  as Tamsin and JOHN BISHOP as Lewis''� Lola/Baby Cow Productions / ITV
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER''A Lola Entertainment/Baby Cow production for ITV1''PANTO! ''John Bishop and Sheridan Smith lead an all-star cast in Panto!, a festive comedy drama for ITV1 ''Picture shows: SHERIDAN SMITH as Tamsin and JOHN BISHOP as Lewis''� Lola/Baby Cow Productions / ITV

AWARD-winning Doncaster actress Sheridan Smith will end her whirlwind year with a starring role this Christmas.

Sheridan, aged 31, who once trod the boards at Doncaster Civic Theatre, has barely taken a break this year as television, cinema and West End directors have chosen her for a string of leading roles.

Despite her busy schedule, Sheridan is heading back to Doncaster today to spend time with parents Marilyn and Colin and brother Damian.

The rest of us can see her at 9pm on ITV1 on December 27 in seasonal comedy Panto! alongside comic John Bishop.