Sheridan Smith has revealed that she and Alan Davies are to be reunited to make more Jonathan Creek.

The Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps star played the crime-solving magic man’s new sidekick Joey Ross in the New Year special, and is about to start work on another special – entitled The Judas Tree – to air next Easter.

Sheridan said: “I just got the script for Jonathan Creek, I am so excited, it is going to be brilliant.”

She added: “I loved working with Alan, he is so lovely.”

But the 27-year-old actress – who is dating Gavin And Stacey star James Corden – confessed she didn’t enjoy everything about making the last Jonathan Creek episode, in which her character nearly drowned in a booby-trapped bath.

She said: “It was horrible, I hated it. They’d make me go under water to film me, I had an oxygen mask on to help me breathe but when it was time to film I had to take a deep breath and then take it off. It was so scary.”