Gary Barlow and Sheridan Smith give fans a sneak peek at their new Christmas duet

They first joined forces during lockdown on Gary’s Crooner Sessions series in February earlier this year.

And Gary Barlow and Sheridan Smith united once more as they got into the spirit of the holiday season for their new festive track, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be. 

Fans tuning into Wednesday’s installment of Lorraine were given a sneak peek of the pair’s music video, which sees the Take That star, 50, and the actress, 40, joyfully belting out their song. 

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Duet: Gary Barlow and Sheridan Smith united once more as they got into the spirit of the holiday season for their new festive track, How Christmas Is Supposed To Be

In one scene, Gary is seen in a glittery green jacket as he sits at the piano, while Sheridan, dressed in a glam white gown and matching stole, sings alongside him.

The duo certainly set the Christmas scene, with an elaborately dressed tree and a roaring fire seen behind them.

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Another scene shows the pair larking around in the snow, with Gary wrapped up in a white knitted cardigan and green scarf.

While Sheridan nailed winter chic in a smart grey coat.

Festive: Fans tuning into Wednesday’s installment of Lorraine were given a sneak peek of the pair’s music video, which sees the Take That star, 50, and the actress, 40, joyfully belting out their song

The video also sees Sheridan and Gary – who play a couple – in the home as they wrap presents and prepare for Christmas. 

The duo first met at the Royal Variety Performance last year and have stayed in touch, with the Cilla actress the first person Gary thought of when he wrote the track.

He told The Sun: ‘We met in the wings of the Blackpool Opera House last year, while waiting to go on for the Royal Variety Performance. She just said: ‘I’m a big fan, will you take my number and keep in touch?’

‘So we swapped numbers and then when I wrote How Christmas Is Supposed To Be last year, I just thought of her immediately.’

Yuletide fun: In one scene, Gary is seen in a glittery green jacket as he sits at the piano, while Sheridan, dressed in a glam white gown and matching stole, sings alongside him

Cosy: Another scene shows the pair larking around in the snow, with Gary wrapped up in a white knitted cardigan and green scarf

He said of the single: ‘The song is about a couple who have a falling-out, they can’t do things right, it looks like they might split up. The video needed a bit of acting so I thought Sheridan would be great. She had a listen to it then she was on the phone saying, “Yes, let’s do it”.’

How Christmas Is Supposed To Be is the lead track on Gary’s festive album, The Dream of Christmas.

The singers will be up against some stiff competition as Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran, The Wanted and Ladbaby are all set to release their own singles. 

Gary and Sheridan sang a stunning rendition of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s 1981 hit Endless Love during their first duet, so fans will no doubt be hoping for big things from the talented duo. 

Getting into the spirit of things: The video also sees Sheridan and Gary – who play a couple – in the home as they wrap presents and prepare for Christmas

First choice: Gary said: ‘We swapped numbers and then when I wrote How Christmas Is Supposed To Be last year, I just thought of her immediately’

Sheridan has previously released two records, including her No.9 self-titled album, which she released in 2017.

During his time on Crooner Sessions, Gary dusted off a string of much loved hits with harmonic help from stars including Chris Martin, Peter Andre, Anastacia, Paloma Faith and Jessie J.

As well as celebrity friends, Gary also highlighted members of the public in his fan sessions, including National Health Service workers.

He also performed with 12-year-old Alex Hemingway, the nephew of Drum Major Oxley, who died in a motorbike crash at a Cypriot Army base in 2016. 

Reunited: Gary and Sheridan sang a stunning rendition of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s 1981 hit Endless Love during their first duet on Gary’s Crooner Sessions series in February