Sheridan Smith opens up about her 'tangled' love life

Gemma Strong

Sheridan Smith is still looking for her Mr Right. "What can I say? I don't pick them very well!" the actress told Vogue UK of her chequered romantic experiences in the past, following the end of her relationship with Greg Wood just a few weeks ago. The 34-year-old star added that there will also be frogs before princes, and said she is still hopeful that she will one day meet her perfect match.

David Walliams – a close friend of Sheridan's who appeared alongside her in A Midsummer Night's Dream two years ago – also spoke to the magazine about her love life.

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Sheridan Smith said of her exes: "I don't pick them very well!"

"She is like a big sister to them, taking them out for coffee, sorting out their problems," he revealed. "I felt like an older brother, constantly giving advice about her tangled love life, which she never, ever took!"

Sheridan started dating married dad-of-three Greg in January last year following his split from wife Catherine Milburn. The couple met via Twitter in November 2014, but their relationship was problematic from the start, and she broke up with his for a second time last month.

"This relationship was always a rocky one and most people thought it was over in the summer," a source told the Sun. "She took him back to give things one last try."

Sheridan is also dealing with heartache at home, having recently confirmed that her beloved father Colin has been diagnosed with cancer – 26 years after her brother died from the same disease.

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The star's beloved father has been diagnosed with cancer

She was forced to pull out of a performance of her West End musical Funny Girl this month after receiving the bad news, and apologised to fans, telling them she would have "sobbed throughout" if she had gone ahead with the show.

"I'm back tonight, apologies for last night, I would've just sobbed throughout :) back tonight with dad's support," she told one Twitter user. She added to another: "Comin back tonight, the show is my escapism & dad wants me on. Hated missing last night, needed a min to take it all in."

Sheridan has a close relationship with her father Colin, and has previously spoken about her family's experience of cancer after her 18-year-old brother Julian tragically passed away from the disease when she was just eight-years-old.

Speaking while promoting The C Word, in which she played cancer sufferer Lisa Lynch, Sheridan said: "Of course I've been affected by my brother's death… It makes me value life, cherish my loved ones and be grateful for every day I have with them."

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