Cheeky Sheridan announces news on April 1st

Sheridan Smith caused a Twitter frenzy on Monday after playing an April Fools’ joke on her followers.

The actress got fans all steamed up after announcing she was set to star in the highly-anticipated movie 50 Shades Of Grey opposite Eddie Redmayne.

I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve been cast as the lead girl in 50 shades of grey opposite Eddie Redmayne, can’t wait to start filming!!Tweeted Sheridan, 31.

But the cheeky Gavin And Stacey star soon posted a follow-up message: In my dreams! Haha, I just got that in a minute before midday. Happy April fools twits 😉 Xxxxxxxx

Sheridan’s shock announcement caused much excitement amongst Twitter users, with famous faces such as Coronation Street star Chris Fountain sending their congratulations to the future Anastasia Steele.

And the actress was shocked by just how many followers she managed to fool with her 50 Shades Of Grey casting news.

I’m crying laughing that some of u actually fell for that! Especially amused by @fountain1987 @louiespence & @Ecclestonshire 😀 love ya’s!!!Sheridan told fellow Twitter users.

@fountain1987 @louiespence @ecclestonshire it shows you’re good mates that u didn’t go “how did she get that?!” 🙂 love u even more now! xxx

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