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Strictly insiders say BBC is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to get Maisie Smith into the final

Strictly insiders say BBC is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to get Maisie Smith into the final
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Strictly insiders say BBC is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to get Maisie Smith into the final

Strictly insiders say BBC is ‘pulling out all of the stops’ to get Maisie Smith into the ultimate

Strictly insiders say BBC is ‘pulling out all of the stops’ to get Maisie Smith into the ultimate – as fellow stars elevate eyebrows over quantity of publicity being lavished on actress

Strictly stars are muttering in regards to the stage of publicity being lavished on Maisie Smith by the BBC, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

A few of these competing for the Glitterball trophy suspect the Company of a determined bid to maintain the younger actress – who has already twice been within the dance off – on the present and are ‘pulling out all of the stops’.

In current days, the 19-year-old, who has performed Bianca Butcher’s daughter Tiffany within the BBC’s EastEnders since she was six, has given a variety of newspaper interviews, made the entrance cowl of OK! journal and appeared on ITV’s This Morning.

Strictly stars are privately complaining about the amount of publicity being generated by Maisie Smith - who many feel is being pushed forward to win the competition

Strictly stars are privately complaining in regards to the quantity of publicity being generated by Maisie Smith – who many really feel is being pushed ahead to win the competitors 

Meanwhile Good Morning Britain bosses fear that they could lose Ranvir Singh after her successful stint on Strictly Come Dancing

In the meantime Good Morning Britain bosses worry that they may lose Ranvir Singh after her profitable stint on Strictly Come Dancing

Whereas Miss Smith, who was given the sought-after remaining dance final weekend, has scored comparatively extremely with the judges, the general public seem like much less satisfied. ‘There are lots of people concerned with Strictly who felt that there was some preferential remedy happening,’ mentioned a present insider.

‘Maisie is the BBC’s lady. She has grown up on EastEnders and because the daughter of Bianca, one in all their most iconic characters, is essential to them. They view her as a star.’

GMB’s worry of shedding Ranvir Singh 

Good Morning Britain bosses worry that they may lose Ranvir Singh after her profitable stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Along with her present contract ending within the New Yr, Ms Singh, who’s political editor for the favored ITV programme, is because of start contract negotiations.

Sources on the present worry her heightened recognition will lead to her being inundated with different, extra profitable provides. ‘Ranvir is greater than standing on Downing Avenue within the rain within the early hours of the morning now,’ mentioned one insider. ‘She has proven her true self on Strictly and is now fairly the star.’ Ms Singh, 43, recurrently stands in for Good Morning Britain’s predominant presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

Her chemistry with dance associate Giovanni Pernice has fuelled speak of a romance. It intensified following a clip of their efficiency final week by which he was heard saying: ‘I like you.’ Ms Singh has insisted that romance between the pair is ‘fantasy’.

Pals of Mr Pernice additionally deny they’re in a relationship, including: ‘It’s only for TV.’

Final evening Craig Revel Horwood described Ms Singh’s Viennese waltz to She Used To Be Mine from musical Waitress as ‘stunning’, awarding her 9 out of ten.

Fellow judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse matched his rating, giving her 27 out of 30.

{The teenager}, who has been partnered with the favored Gorka Marquez, has been the topic of merciless jibes from some viewers, prompting her mom Julia to not too long ago communicate out in defence of her ‘susceptible and nervous’ daughter.

Referring to her earlier dance expertise, one Twitter person wrote: ‘Actually hoping stage faculty Maisie doesn’t win.

‘It’s so boring after they’re principally excellent already.’

One other wrote: ‘Not shocked Maisie is backside 2. As a dancer she is fabulous, however personality-wise I get nothing. Stage faculty robotic.’ Requested by the Mail on Sunday if she felt that she had gained a bonus by performing the ultimate dance final Saturday, Miss Smith mentioned: ‘Completely not. It was terrifying. There was loads of strain to shut the present and I used to be much more nervous than I’ve been the previous six weeks.’

Whereas all of the celebrities on the present have media alternatives, Miss Smith has been a very excessive profile contestant due, partly, to rumours of sparks flying between her and fellow dancer HRVY.

Final evening she jived to Little Store Of Horrors from the present of the identical title for musicals week. 

The judges have been impressed once more, with Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse each giving her 9 whereas head choose Shirley Ballas gave her prime marks. 

In an interview earlier than final weekend’s present, mom Julia mentioned: ‘As a guardian, it’s not about her successful, it’s not about her being on the prime of the leaderboard… It’s seeing my daughter upset and susceptible. I need to seize her… I really feel her vulnerability.’

Final evening, a BBC spokesman mentioned: ‘The suggestion that any of the {couples} obtain preferential remedy is totally unfaithful and unfounded.

‘Maisie has carried out her dance within the first half of all {couples} every week bar one, the place she occurred to carry out final. Maisie has taken half in no extra media alternatives than every other celeb.’

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