Sheridan Smith "lost the plot" after her dad died

Sheridan Smith has admitted that she “lost the plot” after the death of her father Colin from cancer in 2016.

Speaking on ITV documentary Sheridan Smith: Coming Home, which airs on Sunday (November 4), the actress said: “I kind of lost the plot after that and had a massive meltdown. I ran away.

“There’s that kind of northern, ‘Keep calm and carry on’ vibe – we’re all like that. I feel I’ve come out the other side now.”

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In the documentary, directed by Tim Pope, Sheridan will return to her hometown of Doncaster for the first time since the death of her father.

As well as opening up about her dad’s death and her mental health struggles, Sheridan will also discuss her upcoming album A Northern Soul and how her experiences shaped her songwriting.

She will then take part in a special homecoming gig on same stage she used to perform on with her parents as a child.

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Speaking when the documentary was announced, Sheridan said: “Filming this documentary has been an incredible emotional rollercoaster.

“Re-visiting old haunts and finally performing at the Bentley Top Club where my parents featured regularly has been a very therapeutic experience and has made me realise just how important my roots, family and friends are…”

Sheridan Smith: Coming Home airs on ITV at 9pm on Sunday, November 4.

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