Sheridan Smith reveals she wants her son to grow up around animals and now has ...

Sheridan Smith reveals she wants her son to grow up around animals and now has ...
Sheridan Smith reveals she wants her son to grow up around animals and now has ...

Sheridan Smith is set to reveal on Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show that she filled her home six donkeys and six dogs because she wanted her son Billy to grow up around animals. 

The 40-year-old actress who performs on the show alongside her 'icon' Gary Barlow admits her working-class parents never let her have pets so she got 'carried away' buying animals when her son was born.

She says: 'When I was younger we grew up very working class and I begged my mum and dad to let me have animals and they were like "no"... now I have a son who is 17 months old and I think I wanted him to grow up around animals.' 

'I got carried away': Sheridan Smith reveals  on Saturday's episode of the The Jonathan Ross Show that she filled her home six donkeys and six dogs for her son Billy

'I got carried away': Sheridan Smith reveals  on Saturday's episode of the The Jonathan Ross Show that she filled her home six donkeys and six dogs for her son Billy 

Sheridan explains how she initially had four donkeys, adding: 'I didn’t know they were pregnant. 

'I did have four and then suddenly they got fat. Suddenly, there were legs coming out of one of them. 

'It was stuck and I watched a YouTube video and I’m pulling the legs. I became like a donkey midwife!' 

Sheridan is joined on the show by former Take That star Gary as they pair have recently collaborated on a Christmas song called How Christmas Is Supposed To Be. 

Duo: The 40-year-old actress who performed on the show alongside her 'icon' Gary Barlow as they promoted their new Christmass song How Christmas Is Supposed To Be

Duo: The 40-year-old actress who performed on the show alongside her 'icon' Gary Barlow as they promoted their new Christmass song How Christmas Is Supposed To Be

On his decision to write a Christmas album, Gary says: 'It started last Christmas. I don’t know how you guys felt but I felt a little bit robbed last Christmas. 

'Christmas came and arrived and went very quickly - lots of people were not in our house that we wished were. 

'My little answer to that was that I kept nipping off to the studio and was writing and demoing these Christmas songs and having a great time.' 

Surprise! Sheridan explains how she initially had four donkeys, adding: 'I didn’t know they were pregnant. 'I did have four and then suddenly they got fat.'

Surprise! Sheridan explains how she initially had four donkeys, adding: 'I didn’t know they were pregnant. 'I did have four and then suddenly they got fat.' 

'Suddenly, there were legs coming out of one of them':  The star had no idea her donkeys were pregnant

'Suddenly, there were legs coming out of one of them':  The star had no idea her donkeys were pregnant

'It was stuck and I watched a YouTube video and I’m pulling the legs. I became like a donkey midwife!' she laughs on the show

'It was stuck and I watched a YouTube video and I’m pulling the legs. I became like a donkey midwife!' she laughs on the show 

New track: Sheridan is joined on the show by former Take That star Gary as they pair have recently collaborated on a Christmas song called How Christmas Is Supposed To Be.

New track: Sheridan is joined on the show by former Take That star Gary as they pair have recently collaborated on a Christmas song called How Christmas Is Supposed To Be.

Sheridan also reveals she is a long-term fan of Gary's, saying: 'I’ve never told Gary but he was my favourite. 

'I love Bros as well but Take That, I grew up with them. We met backstage at the Royal Variety show and I was dressed as Cilla. 

'He [Gary] came backstage and I said "Hiya. I’m a big fan. Do you want to take 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.'

Festive: On his decision to write a Christmas album, Gary says: 'It started last Christmas. I don’t know how you guys felt but I felt a little bit robbed last Christmas.

Festive: On his decision to write a Christmas album, Gary says: 'It started last Christmas. I don’t know how you guys felt but I felt a little bit robbed last Christmas.

Distraction: He continued 'Christmas came and arrived and went very quickly - lots of people were not in our house that we wished were.'

Distraction: He continued 'Christmas came and

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