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Strictly’s Maisie Smith wears tight gym leggings after admitting she ‘hated’ the cellulite on her legs

MAISIE Smith has donned a tight pair of gym leggings to head to her Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals after opening up about her body confidence issues.

The EastEnders star, 19, turned up to Strictly rehearsals looking fit and ready in the figure hugging rose tights.

The red-head wore her long straight her in low ponytails and completed the look with two hair clips on either side of her middle part.

Maisie kept warm with a mauve hoodie under a white puffer jacket and carried a pink backpack.

The star also wore a colourfully decorated face mask and white high top trainers, with matching socks that read 'babe'.

The actress recently opened up on her body blues admitting she is "very insecure" about her legs.

The EastEnders actress took to her Instagram page to share a series of images showing her on the way to training in lime green lycra shorts and a red jersey.

In the caption alongside, she candidly revealed her body confidence worries - but admitted she's slowly beating them.

She wrote: "Here lies a collection of photos taken at the exact same time, however, from different angles, under different lighting.

Her new found confidence comes as Maisie admitted she's GAINED weight since appearing on the BBC1 show.

The EastEnders star shared how her body has changed during being on the ballroom dancing contest.

The 19-year-old told The Daily Star: "I’ve put on weight! I make dinners at the weekend to last the whole week and I eat them within two days.

"The gyms are closed and I’m a gym freak – that’s where I feel happiest – but I don’t feel like I’m lacking.

"In the first lockdown I struggled without the gym, but this time around I haven’t felt that.

"I’m getting so strong every day. And dancing is the most fun!"

Strictly Come Dancing’s Maisie Smith shares pic in shorts and reveals she was ‘very insecure’ and ‘hated’ her legs

"The past few years I’ve been VERY insecure about my legs. I covered them up as much possible.

"No matter how many people told me 'cellulite is natural... everyone has it.' I still hated them.

"It’s taken me a while but I’m starting to accept these aspects of myself that I’ve always seen as 'flaws."

She added: "I wore gym shorts (out of the house) for the FIRST time a couple of months ago and I was so so proud of myself 💘.

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