Sheridan Smith will host this year’s Olivier Awards in April.

Sheridan has previously won two of the prestigious theatre awards for her roles in Flare Path and Legally Blonde, and it is expected that she could land a third for her critically-acclaimed performance in Hedda Gabler last year.

Her role as host of the awards will cement Sheridan’s place as one of British theatre’s best-loved actresses,

Nominations will be announced on 26 March. The ceremony, held at London’s Royal Opera House, will be shown on ITV on 28 April.

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