The Jonathan Ross Show viewers were left shocked during Saturday’s episode as they noted Sheridan Smith kept ‘grabbing’ fellow guest Gary Barlow.
The pair – who appeared alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Riz Ahmed and Sting – left one Twitter user even having to check ‘if the pair were now together’ following the affectionate display.
The comments come after it was claimed Sheridan had a backstage meltdown and threatened to sack her team in a row about misogyny during her time on the chat show.
‘She was all over him!’ Viewers baffled as Sheridan Smith keeps ‘grabbing’ Gary Barlow on The Jonathan Ross Show – following claims she had a ‘backstage meltdown’
Sheridan and Gary spoke about their new festive musical collaboration, How Christmas is Supposed to Be, before performing it on the show.
However viewers noted that the Gavin & Stacey star was being incredibly tactile.
One Twitter user said: ‘What was going on with Sheridan Smith? She was all over Gary Barlow – I even googled to see if they were now together!’ another wrote after the show ended.’
While another quipped: ‘Bet Gary Barlow is wounded he’s been stuck next to Sheridan Smith, shrieking and grabbing him every few minutes #jonathanross.’
Other viewers added: ‘@GaryBarlow @Sheridansmith1 keep your hands to to yourself! #jonathanross’; ‘@Sheridansmith1 loves the feel of @GaryBarlow’s suit #jonathanross’.
Tactile: The pair – who appeared alongside Jeremy Clarkson , Riz Ahmed and Sting – left one Twitter user even having to check ‘if the pair were now together’ following the display
One Twitter user said: ‘What was going on with Sheridan Smith? She was all over Gary Barlow – I even googled to see if they were now together!’ another wrote after the show ended’
It was also reported that Sheridan had a backstage meltdown and threatened to sack her team in a row about misogyny after her appearance.
Despite seeming in good spirits on camera, Sheridan claimed the show had a ‘chauvinistic’ atmosphere, and felt she ‘hadn’t been treated kindly,’ and lashed out at her team for organising the interview.
It’s unclear what directly upset Sheridan, who was the only female guest on that episode, but a show spokesperson said she told host Jonathan it ‘wasn’t him.’
A source told The Sun: ‘Sheridan was absolutely furious when filming on Jonathan Ross had ended.
New song: Sheridan and Gary spoke about their new festive musical collaboration, How Christmas is Supposed to Be, before performing it on the show
‘She claimed the atmosphere was chauvinistic and there was an air of misogyny. She also claimed that she felt she had not been treated with kindness.
‘Sheridan was seen shouting at the team who had come with her and said she was sacking them at one point. It was clear Sheridan was upset with her team backstage after filming.’
While a spokesperson for Jonathan Ross told the publication: ‘Sheridan seemed to have a great time on the show but appeared to become upset afterwards.
‘Jonathan asked her if she was okay and she said, ”Don’t worry, it’s not you.” So Jonathan assumed it was a personal matter between Sheridan and the group of people she’d come with.
‘We will investigate immediately. I hope Sheridan knows we would never take a claim of this kind lightly.’
Drama: Sheridan reportedly had a backstage meltdown and threatened to sack her team in a row about misogyny after her appearance
An ITV representative shared to MailOnline: ‘When booking the show, we are always keen to ensure we are diverse and inclusive to all. We treat our guests with courtesy and respect at all times.’
MailOnline have contacted a representative for Sheridan for comment.
During the show, the Cilla actress was seemingly in a good mood as she plugged her new Christmas single, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be, alongside Take That star Gary, 50.
Amid her chat, she revealed to host Jonathan, 61, that she has filled her home six donkeys and six dogs because she wanted her son Billy to grow up around animals.
The performer admitted her working-class parents never let her have pets so she got ‘carried away’ buying animals when her son was born.
She said: ‘When I was younger we grew up very working class and I begged my mum and dad to let me have animals and they were like ‘no’… now I have a son who is 17 months old and I think I wanted him to grow up around animals.’
Host: The entertainer who filmed the ITV chat show earlier this week ,reportedly claimed the show had a ‘chauvanistic atmosphere,’ by told host Jonathan (pictured) it ‘wasn’t him’
Sheridan also revealed she is a long-term fan of Gary’s, saying: ‘I’ve never told Gary but he was my favourite.
‘I love Bros as well but Take That, I grew up with them. We met backstage at the Royal Variety show and I was dressed as Cilla.
‘He [Gary] came backstage and I said ‘Hiya. I’m a big fan. Do you want to take my number?’
‘And then when we were in lockdown Gary did Crooner Sessions with Sting and all these amazing people and asked me to join in and then rang me and said he’d written a Christmas song and I was honoured to jump at the chance.’
The Jonathan Ross Show drama comes months after Sheridan issued a warning to her enemies and told ‘the snakes’ who betrayed her that her lawyers are ready to take them down.
Taking to Instagram in May to deliver the message, the fuming actress wrote: ‘Never again will I trust snakes! Shady snakes lie low and act big! Wait till I tell you.’
Threatening legal action, she added: ‘Lawyers at the ready mfs [motherf**kers].’
During the social media outburst, the Cilla actress also shared a post that read: ‘We never lose friends. We just learn who the real ones are.’
The cryptic warning came as Sheridan was in the midst of writing a tell-all biography called Honestly.
‘Lawyers at the ready’: The Jonathan Ross Show drama comes months after Sheridan issued a warning to her enemies and told ‘the snakes’ who betrayed her
Meanwhile, earlier this month, Sheridan paid tribute to her new boyfriend Alex Lawler during her emotional first concert for two and a half years.
The Cleaning Up star admitted: ‘I’ve got a new man. My mum’s not here, she’d kill me. But I do, I have a new gorgeous man who’s here tonight and he’s never seen me perform.’
She has reportedly been dating her new man since early September, two decades after they were originally a couple, and he was there to see her perform for the first time at the gig.
In love: Earlier this month, Sheridan paid tribute to her new boyfriend Alex Lawler during her emotional first concert for two and a half years
In the summer, she split from her fiancé Jamie Horn just over a year after their son Billy – Sheridan’s only child – was born.
While shortly before, Sheridan sparked engagement speculation as she shared a picture of herself cosying up to Alex.
She rested her hand on her partner’s cheek, with a large diamond ring on full display, and captioned the image, ‘Life begins at 40. 4040,’ along with a heart emoji.
The Jonathan Ross Show episode airs on Saturday at 10.05pm on ITV.
Adorable: She has been dating actor Alex since early September, two decades after they were originally a couple, and her man was there to see her perform for the first time at the gig