Sheridan Smith ‘threatens to sack staff’ in backstage misogyny row at Jonathan Ross

Actress and singer Sheridan Smith is said to have made misogyny accusations while she was backstage at The Jonathan Ross Show

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Sheridan Smith reportedly threatened to sack staff during a backstage misogyny row while on The Jonathan Ross Show.

The star is said to have been furious as she made chauvinism accusations while she was behind the scenes of the ITV show.

She reportedly threatened to sack the staff members following the incident.

The actress and singer appeared on the show last night along with Gary Barlow as they promoted their new Christmas song collaboration.

She also appeared alongside actors Stephen Merchant and Ruz Ahmed, musician Sting and Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson.

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 reportedly furious at the backstage staff

Sheridan is releasing a Christmas song with Gary Barlow


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“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.”

A spokesperson for The Jonathan Ross Show said that they are investigating the matter ‘immediately’.

They said: “Sheridan seemed to have a great time on the show but appeared to become upset afterwards.

“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.”

They added that they hope Sheridan understands they would never ‘take a claim of this kind lightly’.

An ITV spokesperson said: “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.”

Sheridan and Gary appeared on the show as they’re currently promoting their new Christmas song, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be.

Sheridan had her son Billy in 2020



Sheridan split from her fiancé Jamie Horn earlier in the year


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The pair praised each other’s hard work and Sheridan even said Gary was her favourite Take That member.

Gary explained that he decided to write a Christmas album due to feeling ‘robbed’ of last Christmas due to it being so different as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

They revealed how they met backstage at The Royal Variety show while Sheridan was dressed as Cilla Black.

They bumped into each other when Gary said he was a big fan of her work and asked if she wanted his number.

Sheridan recently confirmed her romance with her ex-boyfriend Alex Lawler.

The couple first started dating two decades ago but have now reignited their relationship again.

Rumours started circulating as Sheridan posted a snap of the two of them together.

Sheridan has reignited her romance with Alex Lawler

Earlier in the year she split from her fiancé and the father of her son Billy, Jamie Horn after three years together.

Jamie and her met on Tinder back in 2018 and soon got engaged before welcoming their son together in 2020.

They both appeared on the documentary Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum which followed her pregnancy.

Sheridan’s representative has been contacted for comment.

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