ITV Responds After Sheridan Smith Accuses Jonathan Ross Show Of Misogyny
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ITV has responded to misogyny claims made by actress Sheridan Smith after she appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show at the weekend.
Reports say the actress claims to have not been treated with kindness while waiting backstage and that the atmosphere was ‘chauvinistic.’
The 40-year-old actress, who’s best known for writing and starring in The Royle Family, appeared alongside Gary Barlow on Saturday’s (27th November) show to promote their Christmas song collaboration.
A source told The Sun that the actress went into meltdown backstage after a bust up with staff, who she claimed had behaved in a male chauvinistic way towards her.
“Sheridan was absolutely furious when filming on Jonathan Ross had ended.
“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.”
A representative for the Jonathan Ross Show told the publication that “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.”
An ITV spokesperson has also responded to the incident and said: “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.”
Smith and Barlow appeared on the show alongside broadcaster and Diddly Squat Farm owner, Jeremy Clarkson, actors Stephen Merchant and Riz Ahmed, and music legend Sting.
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