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Smith pulls out out of Royal Variety after dad's death


Grieving: Sheridan and her father

Grieving: Sheridan and her father


Grieving: Sheridan and her father

Sheridan Smith will not perform at this year's Royal Variety Performance following the death of her father, Colin, this week. The Funny Girl star was due to perform alongside other entertainers such as Sting and Robbie Williams in the show, which will take place in front of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A statement said: "Sheridan's much-loved father sadly passed away this week.

"We can confirm that she will not be performing at the Royal Variety Performance this Tuesday.

"At this difficult time for Sheridan and her family, we would ask that you please respect their privacy."

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