Maisie Smith tipped to be 'next Michelle Keegan' in rich list of Strictly millionaires

EASTENDERS actress Maisie Smith has been tipped to be the "next Michelle Keegan," as she heads to the final of Strictly Come Dancing.

Celebrity talent manager Jonathan Shalit told new! magazine that Maisie could go on to star in acclaimed TV dramas as "everything is possible" for the 19-year-old.

"Maisie's a professional, she's fantastic, she's very talented, she's gorgeous," said Jonathan.

"She'll go on to be the next Michelle Keegan. At the end of the day, you've got an incredibly talented actress and when you've got talent behind you, everything is possible."

Maisie found fame as a child actress on the BBC One soap, playing Tiffany Butcher.

But it is thought she may use her new stardom to launch a career in other shows on different networks.


However, Maisie has been targeted by trolls, and found herself in the bottom two several times, but Jonathan thinks "Maisie can bounce back from trolling."

"Getting as far as she has is a hell of an achievement and show's she;s very popular," he added.

Judge Craig Revel-Horwood is a big fan of the star, and branded her "one of the best dancers I think we have ever had on any of the series."

"She is spectacular."


During the semi-final, viewers saw Maisie get her first perfect score of three tens, after her streetdance routine with Gorka Marquez.

Craig said: “I’ve been waiting all series for that — thank you.”

But Maisie has also been hit with controversy, and was recently seen being pulled over by police after being caught speeding to the show's studios.

Cops asked the 19-year-old EastEnders actress to stop near the BBC hit's base in Elstree, Hertfordshire, and were seen taking down her details.


She was pulled over after zipping around a roundabout too fast.

A source told The Sun: "Maisie was told to be more careful next time given it's so dark and wet out there at the moment.

"It was more of a friendly reminder than a serious reprimand and no further action is being taken."

Maisie is often pictured leaving and arriving at the studios in her Volkswagen Golf with tigerprint seats.

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