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Sheridan Smith Set For TV Comeback In ‘Crackanory’ After Year From Hell

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13/10/2016 07:46 | Updated 13 October 2016

Sheridan Smith is set to return to the small screen after a turbulent year that saw her take a break from the limelight.

The actress will narrate a new series of ‘Crackanory’ - an update on the 70’s children’s favourite ‘Jackanory’ - on the Dave channel.

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Earlier this year, the 34-year-old star was signed off from her role in the West End production of ‘Funny Girl’ due to stress and exhaustion following her father’s cancer diagnosis.

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She was also forced to speak out on false rumours that a performance of ‘Funny Girl’ had been cut short because she was drunk.

She later blasted the press on social media for their treatment of her at such a tough time in her personal life.

‘Crackanory’ is billed as a ‘masterclass in storytelling’ aimed at adults.

Each episode features two 15-minute ‘twisted tales’ narrated by comedians and actors, containing a mix of live action, original music and animation.

As well as Sheridan, the new series will also feature Anna Friel, Bob Mortimer, and Mel Giedroyc.

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