Sheridan Smith flaunts array of bold tattoos in plunging strapless gown as she joins dapper David Walliams at star-studded mothers2mothers gala
She briefly took some time away from the limelight after her later father Colin lost the battle to cancer in December 2016.
But Sheridan Smith appeared thrilled to step out for a good cause on Wednesday night, when she attended the star-studded mothers2mothers Winter Fundraiser, hosted by?Salma Hayek Pinault and Francois-Henri Pinault, in London.
Cosying up to her pal David Walliams for snapshots, the 36-year-old actress put on a buxom display in a plunging strapless black gown, which perfectly complemented her enviable curves as she mingled with well-heeled guests.
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Stepping out for a good cause: Sherdian Smith and her pal David Walliams attended the mothers2mothers charity gala in London on Thursday evening
The Cilla star wore her golden tresses in sleek shoulder-length waves, while her makeup palette included mascara, a dusting of deep pink blusher and red lipstick.
Not to be outdone, 46-year-old Britain's Got Talent judge David cut a dapper figure in a patterned black tuxedo, which he teamed with a pair of polished loafers.
The dinner, which was held in support of mothers2mothers' work to create a generation free from HIV, was attended by a host of stars, including Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth and Florence Welch, who performed.
Buxom: The 36-year-old actress put on a buxom display in a plunging strapless black gown, which perfectly complemented her enviable curves
Dapper gent: Not to be outdone, 46-year-old Britain's Got Talent judge David cut a dapper figure in a patterned black tuxedo, which he teamed with a pair of polished loafers
Later that evening, Sheridan took to Instagram to share a shot of herself posing for a selfie with comedian David, alongside the caption: 'Me and my boo for the night @dwalliams.'
She also uploaded a snap of herself playing puckering up to model Erin O'Connor, captioning the image: 'When you try and kiss a supermodel! Haha love ya @erinoconnor... Thank you for a great night @dwalliams.'?
In an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show earlier this month, Sheridan spoke about returning to?the limelight after struggling with her mental health and why she is speaking out about it now.?
Boo: Later that evening, Sheridan took to Instagram to share a shot of herself posing for a selfie with comedian David, alongside the caption, 'Me and my boo for the night @dwalliams'
Pucker up: She also uploaded a snap of herself playing puckering up to model Erin O'Connor
Sheridan pulled out performing in the West End production Funny Girl in December following the devastating death of her father, Colin, from cancer and she recalled: '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.'
Social butterfly: David also took to Instagram images from the event, including a snap with glamorous event host Salma Hayek
Model behaviour: Supermodel Naomi Campbell was also among the well-heeled guests
Philanthropy: Musicians Annie Lennox and Nick Cave stepped out to do their bit for the charity
Discussing?her battle with her mental health, she said: 'I’d been performing anyway leading up to that, and I’ve always had a bit of anxiety, and so I was a little bit nervous but the catalyst of it all was my dad.?
'Now I’m in a better place, I want to say "It’s okay not to be okay" because I didn’t speak about it and then it snowballed and it came to this huge head… You’re scared to ask for help because people think "Oh what have you got to be worried about?"?
'I’ve taken time away, stepped away, managed to be around my family, have some quality time with them and come back with this album and a tour and hope that people welcome me back.'
Classic: Colin Firth was his usual dapper self in a classic black tuxedo as he posed with David
Man at the helm: British Vogue's recently-appointed editor-in-chief arrived at the event in style
While she's feeling in a better place, the Gavin and Stacey actress admitted that she's still working on keeping her anxiety under control.?
She explained: 'It’s a weird thing because people just go, "Pull yourself together" and that’s the worst thing you can say… You can’t help it. Unfortunately it just comes. It’s an issue that I have that I’m working on.'
Sheridan hasn't ruled out returning to the stage, however, as she explained: 'I’m straight back.
'I’m filming an ITV drama at the minute, then a Channel 4 drama after that then I’m going on the road, I’m touring with the album which I’ve never done and I’m terrified.'
Grieving: During a recent an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, Sheridan revealed that while grieving her dad's death she didn't ask people around her for help
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