EastEnders actress Maisie Smith, 19, was unveiled as the latest contestant to sign up to this year’s Strictly Come Dancing on This Morning today. During her chat with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she revealed she has had dance lessons in the past as she was quizzed about her previous win on the show.
While some may see her admission as an advantage, Maisie revealed she knows how to street dance, which is a world away from the Ballroom and Latin routines on the show.
The actress showcased her talents on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor on the show’s Children In Need special last year.
After an impressive performance of the Cha Cha Cha, she lifted the Glitterball trophy with ex Strictly pro Kevin Clifton.
Despite her win, Maisie said she believes her victory was “an absolute fluke”.
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In view of his 248,000 followers, he wrote: “Go get em champ!!!!! [Grinning face and hand fist emoji].”
Other Strictly fans reacted to the announcement, with many calling for the EastEnders star to be partnered up with Gorka Marquez.
One user wrote: “@bbcstrictly Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez take note.”
A second commented: “I am definitely supporting Maisie Smith in #Strictly this year. I like her in EastEnders playing Tiffany. Hope you do really well. Good Luck.”