Cleaning Up actress Sheridan Smith has posted a heartfelt tribute to her late father, Colin Smith, as she marks his birthday.

The 37-year-old posted on Instagram for the first time in over a year yesterday to share the post for her dad, revealing that she’d been locked out of the social media account for months.

The caption read, ‘Oh today is such a good day! Not only would it have been my dad’s birthday 🍻 but he must be looking down on me as I’ve been locked out my Instagram for a year 😂🙈 and finally after trying everything, it worked today 🎉❤️’

Alongside the sweet message Sheridan shared a series of snaps of her and her dad Colin in a heartwarming tribute.

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The singer and actress also shared a special message on her Twitter account, saying she’s always be a ‘Daddy’s girl’.

The star wrote, ‘Please raise a glass to Papa Smith, it would’ve been his birthday today! The most amazing man in the world to me.

‘I always was and always will be, a proper Daddy’s Girl! ❤️🎸🎶🎉🍻💫’

Lots of Sheridan’s celebrity pals commented on the post, sharing their support for her on what no doubt would have been a tough day.

Her former Gavin and Stacey co-star Larry Lamb kindly said, “How lucky you are !! Xx”, while Amanda Abbington wrote, “Lots of love darling girl. Hope you are holding up. You know where I am.”

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Over the last year, the much-loved entertainer has been open about the fact that she suffered a ‘meltdown’ following her dad’s death from terminal cancer.

In her documentary, Sheridan Smith: Coming Home, she said, “I kind of lost it a bit after he died. I’ve come out the other side now and I need to get it all out through my music.

“In public it looks like I’ve moaned about everything with my dad dying, but that’s not the case. I just had a massive meltdown.”