Sheridan Smith reveals her new co-stars: four donkeys, two goats and two pigs

Sheridan Smith has put herself out to pasture.

The actress has bought a farm and adopted four donkeys, two goats and two pigs.

“I’ve moved away to the countryside,” she reveals. “I’ve always wanted to move away and have my farm, and be surrounded by animals. And that’s happening at the moment.”

Sheridan, 37, recently starred in a documentary chronicling her return to work following her “meltdown” after her father’s death last year.

She has now taken herself away to a quiet countryside retreat where she can be with her
new barnyard friends – as well as fiance, 28-year-old insurance broker Jamie Horn.

Sheridan Smith reveals her new co-stars: four donkeys, two goats and two pigs

Sheridan has a smallholding with four donkeys, two goats and two pigs
(Image: Surrey Advertiser)

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“It’s nice to go away and have my animals, come back to the odd job, and then go back to it,” she says, adding she is now more sensible with money thanks to receiving financial advice.

Sheridan stars as a gambling addict cleaner who gets involved in insider trading in new ITV drama Cleaning Up, which airs next year, and says she had an affinity for the character as they are both “messy” and “flawed”.

“She’s relatable,” she says. “I immediately connected.”

She’s also got very good at cleaning since taking up lessons for the role.

“We did a whole course on it,” she boasts. “It’s dab instead of wipe – a different cloth for a different surface.”

That’ll help when mucking out the stables and pigpens.

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