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EastEnders’ Maisie Smith reveals she’s accidentally leaked top-secret Strictly info in her group chat ahead of debut

EASTENDERS' Maisie Smith accidentally leaked top-secret Strictly info in her group chat ahead of her debut tomorrow.

The actress shared a video on TikTok last night and hinted she had dropped a bombshell on her Strictly co-stars.

She pulled a string of innocent faces in the clip after stirring up trouble.

And Maisie, 19, refused to dish her juicy gossip - but her face said it all in the hilarious video.

The star, who plays Tiffany Butcher on EastEnders, raised her eyebrows and popped snacks into her mouth while looking at her phone, with a sheepish face.

Lying on her bed, Maisie wrote over her video: "How I be watching the groupchat kick off after dropping a bad boy piece of information."

Maise, from Essex, got some well-earned rest after a week of intense rehearsals with her Strictly partner Gorka Marquez.

The pressure is on Maisie as she has been given odds as short as 2/1 to win the show.

But head judge Shirley Ballas has warned her not to be too cocky and not to take victory for granted.

Bookies favourite Maisie won the Children in Need special last year and looked assured in last Saturday night’s launch episode.

But Shirley, 60, says Maisie has a long way to go to get her hands on the trophy, while touting outsider Bill Bailey, 55, as her competition.

She said he shouldn't be underestimated, telling The Sun: “I know she won the special but if I was Maisie I wouldn’t take anything for granted because doing one dance is not like doing ten weeks.

"You’ve got to be there and you’ve got to be full on and you’ve got to go the whole nine yards.

“You could see the competitive spirit, you could feel it. These people all look like they were at the starting block, ready to move forward.”

Speaking about comedian Bill, who is dancing with reigning champion Oti Mabuse, she said he is not the expected novelty act like ex-politician Ed Balls two years ago.

She added: “I turned to Craig and said, ‘He’s going to be our Ed Balls and the series is going to be a lot of fun’ and then he danced.

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“He was rotating his hips, he was giving it some stick. And I thought, ‘Oh my Lord he is not only funny, he’s going to really give this a go. I wasn’t expecting that.

“I was like, ‘That is actually amazing’. I assumed Bill would be quite stiff and uncomfortable.

“Some people look like they’re stuck in concrete. He looked like he could go. I’m interested to see him.”

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