Sheridan Smith lands 'dream job' presenting BBC One dog grooming show

Sheridan Smith attends the 2017 Olivier Awards with Mastercard ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on April 09, 2017 in London, England. (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Im / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Sheridan Smith has landed herself a role as the host of a new dog styling series for BBC One, Pooch Perfect.

The competition will see 10 pairs of stylists makeover beloved pets to be named the UK's Top Dog Stylist in what will be the actor’s first primetime presenting gig.

Smith said in a statement: "To combine my love of dogs with a brand new job presenting for the BBC was a match made in heaven! Everyone who knows me will understand that animals, and especially dogs are very special to me.

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"I live at home with six dogs, so presenting a show dedicated to our four-legged best friends didn't take much consideration! I'm used to being on set with lots of actors, this time I can't wait to hang out all day with dozens of dogs. It is literally my dream job!"

The 38-year-old is currently expecting her first child, a baby boy, with fiancé Jamie Horn.

She first sparked rumours during an appearance on a cruise ship where she told some passengers she had “a baby on board”.

Smith and Horn began dating early last year after reportedly meeting through dating app Tinder.

They are believed to have become engaged after just three months and live together in rural Kent.

Sheridan Smith and Jamie Horn attend the Pretty Woman, The Musical Press Night at the Piccadilly Theatre in London. (Keith Mayhew / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

The happy news comes after a difficult few years for Smith following her father's cancer diagnosis and subsequent death.

At the time, she was starring in a West End run of Funny Girl and had to take a two month break when her mental health deteriorated.

She later reflected on the troubled period her life, remarking: "I was totally terrified that I was going to come unstuck, that I couldn’t hold these feelings of insecurity in much longer without it coming to a head.

“My dad getting cancer triggered it, but it had been a long time coming.”