Sheridan Smith sparkles as she performs at emotional tribute show

West End star Sheridan Smith dazzled as she took to the stage in a shimmering silver jumpsuit.

The BAFTA and Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress and singer was on sparkling form as she performed at The Bobby Ball Rock On Variety Show at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Sheridan, known for her theatre work including Legally Blonde, Funny Girl, Cilla, Mrs Biggs and C-Word and for the TV shows The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Gavin and Stacey, added towering coordinated heels.

And the star accessorised with gold necklaces.

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The glam 40-year-old wore her cascading blonde locks swept back for her performance at Blackpool Opera House.

Sheridan was on sparkling form

And the mother-of-one said it was a ‘huge honour’ to sing at the variety show.

Sheridan previously announced she had split from her fiance Jamie Horn in July after three years together.

In September fans were pleased to hear happy personal news that she was dating again.

Sharing a hug with Tommy Cannon

And she revealed that her new man was a former flame who she dated 20 years earlier.

Doting mum Sheridan has been taking to Instagram to proudly share pictures and video of her son Billy after keeping him out of the spotlight since he was born in May 2020.

Recently she has been working on a new ITV drama in Manchester.

Jason Manford with Steve Norman

Sheridan has been filming scenes in the city for the new ITV show No Return written by award winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst.

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There was an emotional moment at the variety show as she was joined on stage by the late Bobby Ball’s comedy partner Tommy Cannon.

The show was held in honour of the Oldham-born comedian who died last October, aged 76, after testing positive for coronavirus.

Famed for his ‘Rock on Tommy’ catchphrase, the TV funnyman, real name Robert Harper, is best known for hosting ITV’s The Cannon and Ball show for nine years with with his best friend Tommy.

Stars of British entertainment from film, stage and television descended on the Opera House for a night of entertainment.

They also included Salford tenor Russell Watson, comedian Jason Manford, Bobby’s former Mount Pleasant co-star Sally Lindsay, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle, Bobby’s sons The Harper Brothers, musical theatre boyband Collabro and Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman.

They all performed for The Bobby Ball Foundation to raise money for the charities closest to Bobby’s heart – Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.