Sheridan Smith quit the ITV singing competition Starmac.
The Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps and The teacher The actress served as a judge on the show’s first series, which saw the contestants transformed into their musical idols. Adam Lambert, Beverly Knight and Jason Manford served as the other judges.
A statement from ITV released for digital spy reads: “We would have liked to have Sheridan return to the series, but unfortunately she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts with a new acting project.
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“The team loved working with her, she was a fantastic judge and provided invaluable feedback to contestants. We wish her all the best.”
It has not been announced who will replace Sheridan on the panel, while the other judges and Olly Murs are currently expected to return for Series 2.
Speaking previously about why she decided to become a TV show judge (the self-proclaimed ‘easily satisfied judge’), Sheridan said: “I guess part of it is having a son, you know, I’ve always been a little reluctant. I think maybe I was afraid to step out of my comfort zone, which was to be an actress.
“It’s about making him proud and if I push myself out of my comfort zone, that’s fine. I was very flattered to be asked to be honest because they could have had any who but I love it.”
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This year, Sheridan starred in The Return of the Railway Childrenwhich she called a “tremendous honor”, and dramas four lives and No comeback. The first involved a serial killer who murdered four gay men in the 2010s, while the second involved a family whose child was accused of sexually assaulting another boy while abroad in Turkey.
Openness to the filming experience No comeback, Smith previously said, “When I read the script, and then when I was playing the part, I thought, ‘God, if that was my son Billy, I can’t imagine how I would feel. There was a lot of anxiety during filming. Lots of crying, lots of screaming, lots of constant tension. The scenes where we actually arrive and enjoy the vacation were so rare.
Starstruck broadcast on ITV1.
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