Strictly’s Maisie Smith finally addresses romance rumours with ‘beautiful’ HRVY
Maisie Smith said a romance isn’t on the cards ‘right now’ with her Strictly co-star HRVY but doesn’t know what the future holds
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Strictly star and EastEnders actress Maisie Smith has been surrounded by a flurry of love life speculation in the last few weeks.
Strictly fans very quickly picked up on her chemistry with co-star (and main competition) HRVY, a flirty social media exchange convincing them that the two would eventually get together.
And now Maisie has refused to rule it out – but says “not right now.”
“He is a beautiful-looking guy,” Maisie, who plays Tiffany Butcher on Albert Square, told The Sun.
“But I have only seen him for a couple of hours a week so I am still enjoying getting to know him.
“I don’t know what would happen in the future, but for now we are getting along really well as friends.”
It’s been reported that the BBC are keeping an extra-close eye on the series youngsters to make sure there’s no kissing, banned by social distancing rules.
HRVY, meanwhile, wrote in OK! : “I’ve actually seen her the least out of everyone because she’s not been in any of my rehearsal spaces.
“But yeah, Maisie really is so lovely and beautiful – she’s a really good friend of mine and I think she’s an amazing dancer.”
He added: “Not a lot can happen between us because we have to be two metres apart, but I am a little excited to see how things blossom.”
At the start of the series, he said of Maisie: “I love Maisie, she’s a great girl and has got great banter.
“When I saw her in her blue dress last week, she looked incredible. I can’t wait to see her grow and look amazing every week.”
And they haven’t been shy about a few flirty exchanges on Instagram, either.
After comparing HRVY to Justin Bieber, Maisie joked: “You just reminded me my spaghetti’s almost done!”
HRVY came back: “Stop flirting, you love spaghetti.”
But HRVY’s told that they both follow the rules, which means hanging out on set is a no-go.
He explained: “I’ve spoken to Maisie at the studios, but the thing is legally I’m not even allowed to go near her.
“So for now we are great friends, and she’s lovely.
“I am going to focus on the dancing, and all that stuff can come second, but who knows what will happen after the show!”
Both Maisie and HRVY have given leaderboard-topping performances so far, and both are expected to make it to the final.