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Sheridan Smith reveals baby son Billy has inherited her beloved late dad’s eyes

The actress' dad sadly passed away after being diagnosed with cancer

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Actress Sheridan Smith has revealed her baby son Billy has inherited her beloved dad Colin’s eyes.

The 39-year-old musician was left devastated after her father Colin passed away in 2016 following a battle with cancer.

But it appears the late singer seemingly still lives on in her son Billy, who has since went on to have the same eyes.

Sheridan Smith’s baby son Billy has inherited her beloved late dad’s eyes (Credit:

Taking to Instagram Story, Sheridan shared a throwback shot of her dad as he performed on stage.

Alongside the snap, she wrote: “My lovely pops who’s eyes look the spit of my son’s.”

Sheridan Smith’s close family bond

Sheridan shared a close bond with her dad, with the two regularly appearing in public together.

Following his passing, the singer opened up about the effect her father’s death had on her mental health.

The West End star shared the sweet message with fans on Instagram (Credit: Instagram Story/sheridansmithster)

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Sheridan was forced to pull out of the West End production of Funny Girl and struggled to perform.

Appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show, she said: “It was the worst thing. I hate it and I always think ‘The show must go on’ and I hate letting anyone down but I think the public understood in a way that you can’t choose when these things happen.

“It was a gradual build-up when my dad got diagnosed and I just couldn’t continue.

“I lost my mind, I completely did to the point where people were stopping me in the street and cuddling me because people understand that, it’s just life.

Colin sadly passed away after being diagnosed with cancer (Credit:

“Unfortunately you can’t just take time off from a show, you get a lot of abuse so that’s what happened.”

The West End star said that she often deals with anxiety, but the trauma of her father’s death acted as a catalyst, increasing her anxiety and making it difficult to work.

When did Sheridan Smith give birth?

Sheridan welcomed her first child with fiancé Jamie Horn in early May, with the couple sharing the happy news on Instagram.

She posted a snap of her son’s tiny hands and wrote: “Our little man has arrived! We are both completely overwhelmed with love 💙.”

Sheridan and fiancé Jamie Horn welcomed baby son Billy in May (Credit:

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Two months after welcoming the tot, the star revealed his name in a special post online.

She shared an image of a cake on her social media.

Covered in yellow icing and decorated with a miniature sleeping baby, the cake also had the name ‘Billy’ spelled out in personalised letters.

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