AFTER months of flirting, The Solar revealed yesterday that Maisie Smith and HRVY had lastly shared their first kiss following Strictly Come Dancing’s show-stopping remaining on Saturday.
Though the pair have been certain to observe the present’s strict social-distancing guidelines whereas participating, they embraced their freedom and locked lips as quickly as they might.
Maisie and HRVY shared their first kiss this week Credit score: James Curley
Which is not any actual shock, contemplating followers noticed the chemistry scorching between them as quickly as they have been introduced as a part of this 12 months’s line-up.
And though the pair misplaced out on the well-known Glitterball Trophy, which was gained by comedian Bill Bailey, it seems they’ve discovered one thing much more particular.
Maisie, 19, and HRVY, 21, have been flirting through social media and varied interviews for weeks – with HRVY admitting that he slid into the EastEnders actress’ DMs as quickly as she was introduced for Strictly.
He mentioned on the time: “I messaged Maisie saying ‘I suppose you’re my competitors this 12 months then?’
The chemistry had been effervescent for months Credit score: James Curley
The pair could not get too shut whereas filming for Strictly
“Clearly everybody’s my competitors however I noticed her on the Kids in Want particular and she or he’s actually good.”
However decided to take his teen rival down a peg or two, he cheekily added: “I DM’d her and mentioned it was very common simply so she wasn’t too large headed about it!”
And the flirtatious jibes solely continued from there, with each stars making an attempt to play onerous to get with cheeky put-downs.
When HRVY shared a collection of attractive topless snaps for his 2021 calendar to his Instagram web page, Maisie quipped: “Omg you simply jogged my memory my spaghetti’s nearly executed!”
They playfully roasted one another on social media with flirtatious feedbackCredit score: Instagram
Maisie poked enjoyable at HRVY’s topless snapsCredit score: Instagram
HRVY even known as his teen rival out on her ‘flirting’
The singer even known as the wonder out on her “flirting”, replying: “Cease flirting, you’re keen on spaghetti.”
She hit again: “Desire farfalle tbh.”
Referencing HRVY’s caption, which learn: “Enjoyable truth: the window blinds have been open and a complete workplace ground in one other constructing stood and clapped as I acquired undressed”, Maisie then added: “I believe they have been clapping cos they mistook u for 2009 JB [ Justin Bieber ].”
Refusing to cease the playful roast, she commented as soon as extra: “The Rock been actual quiet since u posted this.”
Maisie could not resist making cheeky quips in regards to the singerCredit score: Instagram
HRVY typically known as Maisie ‘lovely’ in interviewsCredit score: Instagram
Strictly producers have been fast to choose up on the effervescent rigidity between the 2, and The Solar revealed that bosses were keeping a particularly close eye on their youngest stars to ensure they did not get too shut.
Discussing Maisie and HRVY’s very personal “ardour patrol”, a supply defined on the time: “Maisie and HRVY are being monitored by the producers after it’s turn out to be clear their connection might simply lead right into a Strictly romance.
“They’re each younger, single and sizzling and the thought is that the 2 of them might convey the opposite solid into threat in the event that they break the rules and get nearer.
“They’ve each been instructed, as have the remainder of the solid, that kissing is off limits. Often the Strictly solid are very tactile. Not in 2020.
They have been issued a warning after being caught breaking social distancingCredit score: James Curley
“The solid have secretly named bosses the ‘ardour patrol’.”
And whereas the kids abided by the foundations as greatest as they might, they have been nonetheless caught slipping up once they did not social distance whereas on the studios.
Though they did not get too shut to 1 one other – or make bodily contact – insiders instructed us on the time that bosses had given them a talking to and reminded them of the strict health and safety rules.
They have been additionally seen leaving rehearsal studios just minutes apart at 4.30am – with out their dance companions – and recurrently mentioned each other in interviews.
The pair managed to comprise themselves whereas on the presentCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
They each mentioned they’ve ‘loved attending to know’ one anotherCredit score: Instagram
Fuelling hypothesis of a brewing romance, HRVY known as Maisie “lovely” a number of instances in current weeks, with each he and the flame-haired star admitting they have been having fun with “attending to know one another”.
Final month, in an interview with The Solar, HRVY teased that he would pursue a relationship with Maisie as quickly as Strictly was over.
He mentioned: “It’s dancing first — then love and enjoyable afterwards.
“Maisie’s an incredible lady, very lovely, however for now I’m simply going to focus on the dancing as a result of I fancy attending to the ultimate.”
HRVY instructed us he’d deal with ‘love and enjoyable’ after the competitorsCredit score: BBC
He additionally hinted that he wasn’t in a rush to woo Maisie – maybe as a result of he knew that she was already eager.
The star mentioned: “I am certain me and Maisie will exit for dinner sooner or later.
“There’s loads of time for that. I believe she’s a very nice lady.”
They’re texting every day and hope to satisfy up as quickly as coronavirus restrictions easeCredit score: BBC
And on this occasion, gradual and regular evidently does win the race with the pair having their much-anticipated first snog this week – nearly three months after their first assembly.
A manufacturing supply instructed us that the 2 loved a drunken smooch backstage at Elstree movie studios after Saturday night time’s remaining.
They’ve been texting every day since and are planning on assembly within the new 12 months if Covid restrictions are eased.
The insider added: “Maisie and HRVY has been brewing for weeks.
“The pair are so flirty collectively, and genuinely have an actual snicker every time they see each other.
“BBC bosses had explicitly warned in opposition to any romances, determined to keep away from any extra ‘curse of Strictly’ tales.
“Whereas, technically, they might not have been practising social distancing, they’re each younger and this was earlier than Tier 4 restrictions got here into play.”