Sheridan Smith reportedly "slept with" Ricci Guarnaccio twice last year.
The BAFTA award winning actress - who was in Leeds last November filming in the city - bumped into the Geordie Shore reality star on a night out and spent the night together at the Malmaison Hotel in Leeds.
A source told the Sun newspaper: "They started messaging on Twitter after discovering they were under the same roof.
"It didn't take long before they swapped room numbers.
Ricci's been with plenty of gorgeous women on 'Geordie Shore', but clearly Sheridan had some moves as he was back for more the next day."
The alleged incident reportedly happened after a Halloween night out with ex-'Geordie Shore' star Jay Gardner, while Sheridan had made the city her base while filming ITV thriller 'Black Work'.
The 28-year-old reality star - who was once engaged to Vicky Pattison - reportedly tried to woo the 'Cilla' actress again the following evening but was unsuccessful with his conquest.
Commenting on the story, Ricci's rep said: "It was a one-off. I manage his career not his sex life."
Sheridan has since found love with 'Hollyoaks' actor Greg Wood.
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