Heartbreak for TV favourite Sheridan Smith

SHERIDAN Smith has split from her boyfriend Alex Lawler after four months of dating.

Friends said the 40-year-old actress — star of BBC drama Four Lives — had ended the romance.

Sheridan has since cleared her social media accounts of pictures of Alex, an actor she first dated more than two decades ago.

A source said: “Sheridan and Alex’s relationship ended a few weeks ago.

“There was no major drama and they both agreed their romance had run its course.

“Sheridan was delighted when she rekindled her old flame with Alex and it was a wonderful reunion for them both.

“But after a while it was clear that they would be better off as friends. She is single now and focusing on herself and her son.”

Sheridan revealed she was dating Alex again last September.

She broke the news to fans in a social media message, saying: “So pleased this fitty I dated back in the day (20 years ago) is back in my life. Life works in mysterious ways . . . miss you Mr L.”