The actor Sheridan Smith has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

The North Lincolnshire-born star, who is known for her roles in dramas Mrs Biggs and Cilla and for her work on stage in Legally Blonde and Funny Girl, revealed her news on social media telling fans "it's a boy".

Sheridan, who is engaged to insurance broker Jamie Horn, posted a video of herself holding up a pair of tiny blue dungarees.

Actress Jaime Winstone and singer Lisa Moorish congratulated the star, who has been appearing in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.