Strictly Come Dancing’s Maisie Smith admitted she’s missing home “like crazy”.
The EastEnders actress, 19, has been torn apart from her loved ones while she competes on the hit BBC dancing show.
As part of the show’s guidelines this year, all the stars signed up to bubble with their fellow contestants and professional dancers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it’s left the youngest Strictly contestant missing her home “like crazy” and in particular her little dog.
Maisie took to Instagram to post a throwback picture of herself cuddling her Jack Russell on the floor at her home.
Over the top of the photo, she wrote: “Missing u like crazy girl.” (sic)
Although she’s missing home, Maisie has been quick to make friends and she’s been enjoying flirting on Instagram with rival contestant HRVY.
TV bosses reportedly have been keeping their eye on the pair to enforce the show’s “kissing ban”.
A source told The Sun On Sunday : “Maisie and HRVY are being monitored by the producers after it’s become clear their connection could easily lead into a Strictly romance.
“They’re both young, single and hot and the thought is that the two of them could bring the other cast into risk if they break the guidelines and get closer.”
Mirror Online’s insiders added kissing and hugs are off the cards for the stars because of social distancing measures on set.
Amid their online flirtation, HRVY gushed over his co-star Maisie who looks “incredible”.
He said: “I love Maisie, she’s a great girl and has got great banter. When I saw her in her blue dress last week, she looked incredible. I can’t wait to see her grow and look amazing every week.”
However, the pair haven’t been able to hang out on set because of the social distancing rules.
He added: “I’ve spoken to Maisie at the studios, but the thing is legally I’m not even allowed to go near her.
“So for now we are great friends, and she’s lovely. I am going to focus on the dancing, and all that stuff can come second, but who knows what will happen after the show!”
Already soap star Maisie has been making waves on the dancefloor.
Last weekend, the actress got a standing ovation for her sexy samba with her professional partner Gorka Marquez.
The dance was choreographed to Samba (Conga) by Gloria Estefan.
Maisie has kept up her gruelling gym routine while competing on the show.
Her legion of Instagram fans have been impressed with her phenomenal abs.
Maisie told New! magazine of going to the gym: “I’ll be honest, I love going to the gym – it’s my happy place where I can work on myself.
“But in lockdown it was closed and I didn’t do one home workout. I just couldn’t be bothered. I was tired. But as soon as the gyms opened again, I knew I was doing Strictly, and I’ve gone every single day to prepare.
“I know how hard it is and I want to be fit enough.”