Sheridan Smith has been nominated in the Best Actress category in this year's BAFTA TV Awards for her performance in 'The C-Word'.
She played the leading role in the television adaptation of Lisa Lynch's candid book about her experience of cancer.
It is the second year in a row that Sheridan Smith, who is from Epworth in north Lincolnshire, has received a Leading Actress nomination.
She is up against Suranne Jones in 'Doctor Foster'; Claire Foy in 'Wolf Hall' and Ruth Madeley in 'Don't Take My Baby'.
Joyce Mason, who was Sheridan Smith's dance teacher , from aged 4 to 16, says she is a natural down to earth girl from a grounded family who will have been genuinely shocked by her BAFTA win.
Actress Sheridan Smith has won the leading actress BAFTA Award for her role in ITV's Mrs Biggs.
Speaking to Daybreak after the show she said: "I've stopped crying… finally! It was like an out of body experience…. I'm still in shock, I can't believe it."
The actress said she was "such a massive fan" of fellow nominees Sienna Miller, Rebecca Hall and Anne Reid.
"This is mad, bonkers, brilliant!" she added.
Sheridan Smith has won the leading actress BAFTA Award for her performance in ITV's Mrs Biggs.
She beat fellow nominees Sienna Miller, Rebecca Hall and Anne Reid.
The comedian and documentary film maker Michael Palin says he is very pleased to receive the BAFTA Fellowship at this years BAFTA Television Awards.
The Monty Python Star will be given BAFTA's highest accolade in recognition of the wide variety of work he has produced over the years.
Sheffield actor Dominic West speaking to us after the BAFTAs. He picked up an award for his role as lead character Fred West in an ITV drama.
A drama about serial killer Fred West has picked up three of the biggest awards at the Bafta television awards. Leading actor Dominic West, from Sheffield, picked up one of the gongs. Read the full story on the ITV news website.