STRICTLY’S Maisie Smith was left slumped in a chair and wincing throughout a sweat-soaked rehearsal with professional accomplice Gorka Marquez yesterday.
The actress, 19, was ecstatic to make it to this weekend’s quarter-finals and is being pushed to the restrict by her tremendous match mentor forward of Saturday’s present.
Maisie Smith collapsed right into a chair after a gruelling rehearsalCredit score: Instagram
For musicals week, the pair will jive to Little Store of Horrors from the present of the identical identify.
And rehearsals are proving a horror present, as Maisie struggled to talk after a livid jive routine.
A dripping Gorka filmed her giving a thumbs up as music blared within the background.
Maisie’s mum Julia just lately spoke about how the teenager is ‘weak’ and ‘nervous’.
Gorka Marquez pushed her to her limitsCredit score: Instagram
Maisie managed to provide a thumbs upCredit score: Instagram
Viewers can anticipate a fast-paced routineCredit score: Instagram
Because the youngest contestant on Strictly this yr, the EastEnders actress has been within the backside two dances twice, however sailed via the final week’s present.
Julia has defined how she’s not as powerful as she comes throughout on display screen and is scuffling with residing alone for the primary time and never having the ability to see her mother and father.
She informed The Daily Mail: “As a father or mother, it isn’t about her successful, it isn’t about her being on the prime of the leaderboard in my eyes, for my part.
“It is seeing my daughter upset and weak… I need to seize her. Within the early days me and my husband have been allowed to sit down within the viewers and she or he would look over and we might give her a giant thumbs-up and she or he mentioned she misses that.
Maisie and her mum earlier than she went on StrictlyCredit score: Instagram
Maisie has been residing alone for the primary time since being on StrictlyCredit score: Instagram
“Figuring out that we’re nowhere close to, I really feel her vulnerability, so it has been fairly tearful. The final couple of weekends have been… you already know, I did not sleep on Sunday evening.
“I used to be up for 3 hours simply pacing round within the evening, considering, ‘How can I assist her?’
“If it was some other yr however Covid yr, it may very well be so significantly better that she would come dwelling, I would prepare dinner her a pleasant meal with all her greens and we would discuss it via, and it could all be OK.”
The pair might be seen dancing on social media collectivelyCredit score: Instagram
Maisie wowing the judges on Strictly
Prior to last weekend, Maisie was up for elimination two weeks working after not securing sufficient viewer votes.
On feedback that she has been too “cocky” and “smug” for viewers to heat to her, Maisie mentioned: “Individuals overlook I’m a 19-year-old woman.
“I’d ask individuals possibly to not decide my character on sure faces I pull after I’m dancing and possibly don’t be too fast to guess who somebody is.
“I’m not assured in myself in any respect and I’m making an attempt to be extra assured, let’s not hate.
“Once I was requested to do Strictly, as a lot as I used to be so excited, a part of me thought it wasn’t the perfect concept for me as a result of I’m too shy.
“Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve placed on a assured entrance to cowl up my nerves and possibly that got here throughout in a unique mild than what I supposed.”