FINALIST Maisie Smith needs to win for her dad Stephen who misplaced his job this 12 months.
He was made redundant from a London financial institution at the start of lockdown. Maisie’s mum and supervisor Julia mentioned: “He taken care of the workplace premises. When everybody was despatched dwelling he didn’t have something to do.
Maisie is combating to win the ultimate for her dad – who misplaced his job firstly of lockdownCredit score: Getty Photographs
Maisie pictured (from left) with sister Scarlett, her dad Stephen and mum Julia
“Having Maisie on Strictly has been a large distraction from what we had been going via. He’s so proud, he’s not into the limelight, he likes to sit down again and watch us have enjoyable.”
Final weekend Julia, 50, and Maisie’s lookalike sister Scarlett, 22, had been within the lowered viewers to see the 19-year-old EastEnders actress get to the ultimate.
Julia added: “She’s the youngest contestant to achieve it and the final feminine standing. It’s lady energy.”
Fellow finalist HRVY, 21, has promised to take Maisie on a date after the collection has completed.
Maisie is dancing within the Strictly Come Dancing remaining tonightCredit score: Check with Caption
However Julia mentioned: “He’d have to come back spherical and get to know us for six months first. However he looks as if a genuinely beautiful man.”
She revealed Maisie, who has performed Tiffany Butcher since was six, has had little time for love.
Julia explains: “She had a bit boyfriend when she was in school, however she’s been too busy.
“She’s a contemporary younger lady, who’s specializing in her profession. There’s been no time for males.”
The 19-year-old is paired with Spanish professional dance associate Gorka Marquez
This 12 months’s bubble guidelines meant Maisie moved out of the household dwelling and lived alone for the primary time.
Her Spanish professional dance associate Gorka Marquez, 30, has additionally needed to go away girlfriend Gemma Atkinson, 36, and daughter Mia, one, for nearly three months.
Julia mentioned: “Gorka’s been completely unbelievable together with her. They’re each into their health, he appears as loopy as Maisie. I used to be by no means nervous concerning the curse of Strictly with Maisie as he’s like a giant brother to her.”
Julia can also be delighted at Maisie’s new-found physique confidence.
She mentioned: “4 years in the past she wouldn’t have gone on Strictly, as a result of she wouldn’t have needed to get her legs out, so it’s nice as a mum to see that.
“She used to solely like going out in trousers. She’s labored laborious and needs to encourage the youthful technology to be pleased with what you’ve been given and make one of the best of it.”
Now they’re all trying ahead to a quiet, household Christmas.
She mentioned: “Maisie can’t wait to come back dwelling, snuggle up together with her canine, who I feel she misses most, and watch Christmas motion pictures in her PJs.”
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