Maisie Smith displays her gym-honed abs in a pink crop top

Maisie Smith displays her incredible abs in a crop top and tiny shorts as she trains for Strictly Come Dancing debut in one month’s time

In one month’s time she’ll hit the dancefloor for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

And Maisie Smith is taking her training seriously, showing off her incredible, gym-honed figure in a new Instagram post on Wednesday.

The EastEnders actress, 19, looked in amazing shape as she posed for a mirror selfie during her workout. 

Wow! Maisie Smith is taking her Strictly Come Dancing training seriously, showing off her incredible, gym-honed figure in a new Instagram post

Sressed in a pink crop top and tiny black shorts, the actress’ defined abs and muscular legs were on show as she flexed for the camera.

With her headphones on and hair scraped back into a high ponytail, Maisie was in the zone for her training session,

‘Work in progress’ the star captioned the sizzling snap. 

Maisie has stuck to a dedicated training regime in recent weeks, showing off her figure in a black crop top and a pair of blue jeans for another snap on Sunday.

Radiant: Maisie looked nothing short of sensational as she posed in front of a boat in a stunning Instagram snap she shared on Sunday

Alongside the snap, Maisie told fans a gun-ho gull attacked her during the day at the seaside: 

‘This was the day a giant seagull bit my face tryna eat my fish finger bap,’ she recalled. 

Maisie is just days away from beginning training for Strictly’s new series, which will begin in October after being shortened due to the COVID-19 crisis, but is yet to even meet her professional dance partner.

Not long now! Maisie’s Strictly co-star Jamie Laing shared his own update on Thursday as he found his dressing room at the studio, quipping: ‘I promise I’m not that excited…. Also right next to the Physio just to make sure #strictly’

Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh revealed that the contestants haven’t prepared for the show yet earlier this month, leaving 2013 contestant Susanna Reid shocked.

She said: ‘It’s all happening a bit later. We can’t – we’ve not met our partner yet. I am eating fewer Pringles if that counts towards training, but that’s as far as it got.’

It was recently claimed that the male professional dancers are in fierce competition to be partnered up with Maisie.

It’s nearly time! Maisie is set to begin for the new series of Strictly in the coming weeks, and the male pros are all reportedly keen to be paired with her due to her experience in the ballroom

Maisie, who stars as Tiffany Butcher on the hit BBC soap, won Strictly’s Children In Need special alongside Kevin Clifton last year – making her a favourite to win.

It’s also been reported she’s been the number one choice for the male pros, given her prior experience in the ballroom.

A source told The Sun: ‘All the male pros really want to partner with her, not just because she’s young and fit, but she’s also proven herself to be a brilliant dancer.

Meanwhile, the auburn-haired beauty also reportedly turned down a record deal – which promised to make her ‘the next Kylie Minogue’ – so that she could take part on Strictly this year.

Winner: Maisie won Strictly’s Children In Need special alongside former Kevin Clifton last year – already making her a favourite to win

She is said to have been told by BBC bosses that the singing career would need to be put on hold if she wanted to remain on EastEnders and take part in Strictly.

An insider added to the publication: ‘Maisie wants to crack the music industry and several labels think she is really marketable. One told her she could be the next Kylie, with her girl-next-door looks and down-to-earth personality.

‘But she was told she could not take a record deal and continue on EastEnders and Strictly due to the BBC’s commercial rules.’

Strictly Come Dancing Contestants 2020


Age: 60

Profession: Actress, known for roles in Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek

Caroline says: ‘I hope my knees don’t let me down and I hope the foundation garments live up to expectations when I start leaping about!’

Fun fact: She met her now-husband, Sam Farmer in 1998 on the set of Men Behaving Badly when he was one of the studio runners.


 Age: 31

Profession: Singer – from former boy band The Wanted

Max says: ‘Nan – I’m doing Strictly this year!’ as he vowed to make his superfan grandmother proud

Fun Fact: Max’s fellow The Wanted bandmate Jay McGuiness was on Strictlby Come Dancing in 2015 – and won it!  


 Age: 36

Profession: Radio 1 presenter

Clara says: ‘As we know this year has been a real challenge and escapism through dancing is something I know we all enjoy’

Fun fact:  Clara has some experience of celeb gameshows, having taken part on Celebrity Masterchef in 2018


 Age: 55

Profession: Comedian and TV personality

Clara says: ‘I’m not Lord of the Dance, more a sort of caretaker of the dance’

Fun fact:  Bill is a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist



 Age: 19

Profession: EastEnders actress

Maisie says: ‘Get me in those sequins, I can’t wait to dive into the Strictly fancy dress box this winter!’

Fun fact:  Maisie won the 2019 Children In Need special of Strictly with Kevin Clifton 




 Age: 21

Profession: YouTube star 

HRVY says: ‘Being on Strictly is going to be such an amazing experience and I’m so thankful to be taking part this year.’

Fun fact:  HRVY follows in the footsteps of former internet star contestants Joe Sugg and Saffron Barker – the latter of whom is close friends with him 



Age: 42

Profession: Retired American Football player – now a pundit

 Jason says: ‘I am thrilled. I’m a huge fan of the show, I’ve been watching it since I came to this country, so it’s time for me to do something cool to impress my daughter, now that she can watch me perform!’

Fun Fact: Jason is the father of Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle’s daughter. The couple were together for 11 years, only splitting recently in 2019


 Age: 43

Profession: ITV broadcaster, Political Editor for GMB

Ranvir says:  ‘It feels like I’m on a rollercoaster… Hopefully after the first dance I will feel exhilarated rather than sick!’

Fun fact: Ranvir is the fourth GMB star to star following Susanna Reid, Richard Arnold and Charlotte Hawkins.



 Age: 37

Profession: Double Olympic gold medallist boxer

Nicola says: ‘I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many people’s hearts’

Fun fact:  Nicola will form the show’s first ever same-sex pairing as she is parterned with a female professional. 



 Age: 55 Profession: Comedian and TV personality Clara says: ‘I’m not Lord of the Dance, more a sort of caretaker of the dance’ Fun fact: Bill is a classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist

Age: 33

Profession: Ex Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist

JJ says: ‘Strictly is a whole different ball game in respect to the challenges I will face but I’m up for an adventure’

Fun fact:  JJ is close friends with Prince Harry after they worked together on the Invictus Games



 Age: 31

Profession: Made In Chelsea star

Jamie says: ‘I’m over the moon I actually get to come back and dance again. It’s going to be unbelievably amazing!’

Fun fact:  Jamie was forced to pull out of the 2019 series of Strictly after a foot injury 



 Age: 57

Profession: Politician

Jacqui says: ‘I was speechless with excitement at being asked to join Strictly – and that’s very rare for me…!’

Fun fact:  Fifty years ago, she received a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing 




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