Sheridan Smith, a reportedly backstage meltdown victim to misogyny in her appearance on Jonathan Ross Show, threatened to dismiss her entire team.
Recent footage of the entertainer at 40 was filmed by ITV and featured alongside Gary Barlow (Christmas duet partner) and other guests Riz Ahmed, Jeremy Clarkson and Sting – the episode is set for airing 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
The Sun was told by a source that Sheridan was furious at the end of filming for Jonathan Ross.
“She said that the environment was hostile and chauvinistic. She claimed she didn’t feel treated with kindness.
Sheridan shouted at her team members and threatened to sack them. After filming, it was evident that Sheridan had become upset with her crew backstage.
Jonathan Ross spokeswoman said that Sheridan had a good time, but seemed upset afterward.
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 immediately investigate. Sheridan will know we won’t accept a claim like that lightly.
MailOnline was told by an ITV representative that they are keen to make sure the show is inclusive and diverse. Our guests are treated with respect and courtesy at all times.
MailOnline has reached out to Sheridan’s representative to get more information.
Interview with Sheridan
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
Cilla’s actress, who is also a Take That member, was clearly in a great mood during the broadcast, as she promoted How Christmas Is Supposed To Be, her Christmas single.
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.
Performer confessed that her working class parents did not allow her to have pets, so when she was pregnant with her son, she ‘carried away buying’ animals.
She stated that she grew up in a working-class family and she begged her parents to allow me to have pets. They were hesitant, but now my son is 17 months and I want him to have the experience of being 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.
Is everything OK? The Cilla actress seemed to be in good spirits as she promoted her Christmas single How Christmas Is Supposed To Be alongside Take That’s Gary.
“I like Bros too, but Take That I was raised with. Backstage, we met at the Royal Variety Show and I dressed up as Cilla.
‘He [Gary]I came backstage, and said hello to her. I’m a big fan. Are you interested in 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 honest interview, Sheridan & Gary went on stage to sing their duet, How Christmas is Supposed To be.
It airs Saturday at 10.05pm 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