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Sheridan Smith ‘threatened to SACK her team in misogyny row backstage on The Jonathan Ross Show’

Sheridan Smith reportedly had a backstage meltdown and threatened to sack her team in a shock row about misogyny amid her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

The entertainer, 40, recently filmed and performed on the ITV chat show alongside Christmas duet partner Gary Barlow, and fellow guests Jeremy Clarkson, Riz Ahmed and Sting – with the episode set to air on Saturday.

But reports suggest that despite seeming in good spirits on camera, the star exploded backstage and made accusations of male chauvinism, with Sheridan said to be livid at her team.

Drama: Sheridan Smith reportedly had a backstage meltdown and threatened to sack her team in a shock row about misogyny amid her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show

A source told The Sun: ‘Sheridan was absolutely furious when filming on Jonathan Ross had ended.

‘She claimed the atmosphere was chauvinistic and there was an air of misogyny. She also claimed that she felt she had not been treated with kindness.

‘Sheridan was seen shouting at the team who had come with her and said she was sacking them at one point. It was clear Sheridan was upset with her team backstage after filming.’

While a spokesperson for Jonathan Ross told the publication: ‘Sheridan seemed to have a great time on the show but appeared to become upset afterwards.

Host: The entertainer, 40, recently filmed and performed on the ITV chat show alongside Christmas duet partner Gary Barlow, and fellow guests Jeremy Clarkson, Riz Ahmed and Sting - with the episode set to air on Saturday

Host: The entertainer, 40, recently filmed and performed on the ITV chat show alongside Christmas duet partner Gary Barlow, and fellow guests Jeremy Clarkson, Riz Ahmed and Sting – with the episode set to air on Saturday

‘Jonathan asked her if she was okay and she said, “Don’t worry, it’s not you.” So Jonathan assumed it was a personal matter between Sheridan and the group of people she’d come with.

‘We will investigate immediately. I hope Sheridan knows we would never take a claim of this kind lightly.’

An ITV representative shared to MailOnline: ‘When booking the show, we are always keen to ensure we are diverse and inclusive to all. We treat our guests with courtesy and respect at all times.’

MailOnline have contacted a representative for Sheridan for comment. 

Interview: Sheridan was the only female guest on the ITV show

Interview: Sheridan was the only female guest on the ITV show

Furious: But reports suggest that despite seeming in good spirits on camera, the star exploded backstage and made accusations of male chauvinism, with Sheridan said to be livid at her team

Furious: But reports suggest that despite seeming in good spirits on camera, the star exploded backstage and made accusations of male chauvinism, with Sheridan said to be livid at her team 

During the show, the Cilla actress was seemingly in a good mood as she plugged her new Christmas single, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be, alongside Take That star Gary, 50. 

Amid her chat, she revealed to host Jonathan, 61, that she has filled her home six donkeys and six dogs because she wanted her son Billy to grow up around animals. 

The performer admitted her working-class parents never let her have pets so she got ‘carried away’ buying animals when her son was born.

She said: ‘When I was younger we grew up very working class and I begged my mum and dad to let me have animals and they were like “no”… now I have a son who is 17 months old and I think I wanted him to grow up around animals.’ 

Sheridan also revealed she is a long-term fan of Gary’s, saying: ‘I’ve never told Gary but he was my favourite. 

Everything OK? During the show, the Cilla actress was seemingly in a good mood as she plugged her new Christmas single, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be, alongside Take That star Gary, 50

Everything OK? During the show, the Cilla actress was seemingly in a good mood as she plugged her new Christmas single, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be, alongside Take That star Gary, 50 

‘I love Bros as well but Take That, I grew up with them. We met backstage at the Royal Variety show and I was dressed as Cilla. 

‘He [Gary] came backstage and I said “Hiya. I’m a big fan. Do you want to take my number?”

‘And then when we were in lockdown Gary did Crooner Sessions with Sting and all these amazing people and asked me to join in and then rang me and said he’d written a Christmas song and I was honoured to jump at the chance.’

After the candid interview, Sheridan and Gary took to the stage to perform their duet How Christmas Is Supposed To Be. 

The episode airs Saturday at 10.05pm on ITV.  

Big fan: Sheridan also revealed she is a long-term fan of Gary's, saying: 'I’ve never told Gary but he was my favourite

Big fan: Sheridan also revealed she is a long-term fan of Gary’s, saying: ‘I’ve never told Gary but he was my favourite


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