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Sheridan Smith dedicates rendition of Cilla Black’s You’re My World to son Billy

She wowed viewers with her ‘incredible’ performance of Cilla Black’s You’re My World during the Royal Variety Show on Tuesday evening.

And ahead of the annual spectacular, Sheridan Smith revealed the track was dedicated to her baby son Billy, who she welcomed in May earlier this year.

The actress and singer, 39, shared an adorable clip of herself cuddling Billy alongside a caption which read: ‘My world’ 

Incredible! Sheridan Smith wowed viewers with her ‘incredible’ performance of Cilla Black’s You’re My World during the Royal Variety Show on Tuesday evening

Alongside the video, she wrote: ‘Tonight I’ll be singing You’re My World as Cilla on @itv for @RoyalVariety at 8pm. This is the little man I’m singing it for.’   

Viewers went wild for the special performance and many took to Twitter to laud her version of the 1965 track.

One person wrote: ‘Loved #RoyalVarietyPerformance great performances all round, #SheridanSmith as Cilla incredible, thoroughly enjoyed it.’

While another said: ‘It’s lovely to hear & see Sheridan Smith sounding & looking so fabulous after her previous rough ride in life. 

Amazing! Viewers went wild for the special performance and many took to Twitter to laud her version of the 1965 track.

Amazing! Viewers went wild for the special performance and many took to Twitter to laud her version of the 1965 track.

‘Why can’t people just be kind and admire her tenacity for coming through tough times – after the loss of her dad & the birth of beautiful Billy?’

A third said: ‘So very talented but also extremely likeable. Loved the performance by Sheridan Smith tonight. She always lights up the screen and her portrayal of Cilla is simply superb. Thanks Sheridan.’

A different person said: ‘Sheridan was incredible tonight! She is so humble, & such a lovely lady. She would be an absolute dream to duet with. Wow.’

While one said: ‘Sheridan Smith is amazing as Cilla.’ 

Dedication: revealed the track was dedicated to her baby son Billy, who she welcomed in May earlier this year

Dedication: revealed the track was dedicated to her baby son Billy, who she welcomed in May earlier this year

Sweet: The actress and singer, 39, shared an adorable clip of herself cuddling Billy alongside a caption which read: 'My world'

Sweet: The actress and singer, 39, shared an adorable clip of herself cuddling Billy alongside a caption which read: ‘My world’

Sheridan, who played the Anyone Who Had A Heart hitmaker in the 2014 ITV series, wore a stunning green dress with draped sleeves as she gave her performance.

The stunning dress featured glittering green gems and a cinched in waist, and was paired with green satin shoes.

Sheridan, who welcomed a son earlier this year, donned a flame-red wig and a rich palette of make-up to complete her transformation.

Jason Manford presented this year’s show as it returned to Blackpool at the historic Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex – but hosted a virtual ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green dress: Cilla, who played the Anyone Who Had A Heart hitmaker in the 2014 series, wore a stunning moss green dress with draped sleeves as she gave a sensational performance

Green dress: Cilla, who played the Anyone Who Had A Heart hitmaker in the 2014 series, wore a stunning moss green dress with draped sleeves as she gave a sensational performance

One person wrote: 'Loved #RoyalVarietyPerformance great performances all round, #SheridanSmith as Cilla incredible, thoroughly enjoyed it'

One person wrote: 'Loved #RoyalVarietyPerformance great performances all round, #SheridanSmith as Cilla incredible, thoroughly enjoyed it'

One person wrote: ‘Loved #RoyalVarietyPerformance great performances all round, #SheridanSmith as Cilla incredible, thoroughly enjoyed it’

Wow! The stunning dress featured glittering green gems and a cinched in waist, and was paired with green satin shoes

Wow! The stunning dress featured glittering green gems and a cinched in waist, and was paired with green satin shoes 

Return to the North: Jason Manford hosted this year's Royal Variety Performance as it returned to Blackpool for the first time since 2009, after taking place in London since 2011

Return to the North: Jason Manford hosted this year’s Royal Variety Performance as it returned to Blackpool for the first time since 2009, after taking place in London since 2011

Gary Barlow, Samantha Barks and Mel C were among other performers to take to the stage for the charity event.

Sporty Spice, 46, flashed her taut midriff in a black crop-top paired with a striking scarlet trouser suit as she took to the stage.

The star wowed in a structured blazer with black silk panels and a matching sash, worn with striking flared trousers.

Virtual: The annual performance took place virtually this year, with the audience at the Blackpool Opera House tuning in via video screens

Virtual: The annual performance took place virtually this year, with the audience at the Blackpool Opera House tuning in via video screens

Star-studded: Spice Girls' Melanie C also gave a performance at the star-studded event

Star-studded: Spice Girls’ Melanie C also gave a performance at the star-studded event

She boosted her height with silver heels and wore her caramel tresses in sleek waves.

The annual event took place virtually this year, with the audience tuning in via video screens.

It returned to the North after nine years, with the show taking place in London every year since 2011.

Performer: Melanice C wore a red suit with a black crop top as she performed on chairs with back-up dancers

Performer: Melanice C wore a red suit with a black crop top as she performed on chairs with back-up dancers

Let It Go! There was also a spectacular performance from Samantha Barks who plays Elsa in Frozen The Musical

Let It Go! There was also a spectacular performance from Samantha Barks who plays Elsa in Frozen The Musical

Special performance: There was also a solo performance from Gary Barlow

Special performance: There was also a solo performance from Gary Barlow

Prince Charles delivered a special message to the charity and artists performing, as he looked forward to an evening of entertainment.

Captain Sir Thomas Moore, who captured the nation’s hearts after raising more than £32million for NHS Charities Together, also joined Michael Ball for an exclusive performance. 

The show, which last took place in Blackpool in 2009, also featured magic from TV presenter Stephen Mulhern, a phenomenal performance from West End sensation Marisha Wallace as well as a high octane and jaw-dropping performance from Kenyan acrobats The Black Blues Brother.

Yellow and blue: The Stop This Flame hitmaker and Brit Award Rising Star winner sported a blue and yellow number for her performance

Yellow and blue: The Stop This Flame hitmaker and Brit Award Rising Star winner sported a blue and yellow number for her performance

You'll Never Walk Alone: Michael Ball was joined by the NHS choir on stage and Sir Thomas Moore from his home for a special performance of You'll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Michael Ball was joined by the NHS choir on stage and Sir Thomas Moore from his home for a special performance of You’ll Never Walk Alone

Singer Celeste, who won the Brit Award for Rising Star, dressed in blue and yellow as she gave a stunning performance in front of a festive backdrop with silhouettes of trees and fairy lights.

Wearing red, white and grey, pop group Steps also returned to give a performance. 

Marisha wore a stunning yellow ballgown with draped sleeves reaching the floor.

Jaw-dropping: Kenyan acrobats The Black Blues brother gave a high octane and jaw-dropping performance

Jaw-dropping: Kenyan acrobats The Black Blues brother gave a high octane and jaw-dropping performance

Magic! TV presenter Stephen Mulhern performed magic tricks with cards as part of his performance

Magic! TV presenter Stephen Mulhern performed magic tricks with cards as part of his performance

Red, white and grey: Wearing red, white and grey, pop group Steps also returned to give a performance

Red, white and grey: Wearing red, white and grey, pop group Steps also returned to give a performance

Stand-up: Comedian Jo Caulfield gave a performance at the historic Blackpool Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex

Stand-up: Comedian Jo Caulfield gave a performance at the historic Blackpool Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex 

Musical comedian and Britain’s Got Talent 2020 winner Jon Courtenay then took to the stage with a specially composed and heart-warming performance.

Stand-up comedians Jo Caulfield and Daliso Chaponda were also in attendance as part of the performance.

The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance. 

Comedy: Stand-up comedian Daliso Chaponda also performed at the Royal Variety Performance

Comedy: Stand-up comedian Daliso Chaponda also performed at the Royal Variety Performance

Stunning! West End sensation Marisha Wallace wore an incredible yellow ballgown as she gave a phenomenal performance

Stunning! West End sensation Marisha Wallace wore an incredible yellow ballgown as she gave a phenomenal performance 

Sequins: Britain's Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay donned a branded Royal Variety Charity face covering backstage

Sequins: Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay donned a branded Royal Variety Charity face covering backstage 

'Let's have a laugh': Jason said that he hopes the performance can 'take people's minds of things' and 'do what us Brits do best; have a laugh'

‘Let’s have a laugh’: Jason said that he hopes the performance can ‘take people’s minds of things’ and ‘do what us Brits do best; have a laugh’


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