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.
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.
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.
Writing on Twitter, she said: “Well done press! U let me down, the cast and everyone who spent money to see me.”
‘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.