Strictly romance rumours heat up as HRVY plans dinner date with Maisie Smith
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Strictly Come Dancing star HRVY has revealed he plans to ask out co-star Maisie Smith to a dinner date once the show is over and lockdown restrictions are gone.
The 21-year-old singer and presenter says he has his eye on 19-year-old EastEnders star Maisie – with the pair of them dancing on the current season of Strictly.
Rumours have swirled that HRVY – whose real name is Harvey Cantwell – and Maisie are growing close after they have been spotted leaving rehearsals within minutes of each other.
But YouTube star HRVY insists he is putting romance to one side in order to focus on winning the glitter ball trophy – but his love life will be the first thing her turns his attention to once his Strictly mission is over.
Maisie Smith appears to have captured the attention of Strictly co-star HRVY
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He told The Sun: “I’m sure at one point, when we can, Maisie and I will go out for dinner. I’m pretty sure she’s single too.
"I haven’t actually asked, but if we ever go for a meal, I’ll make sure I check first.”
He continued: “It’s dancing first — then love and fun afterwards.”
HRVY says he wants to take the EastEnders star out to dinner
And the star added: “Maisie’s an amazing girl, very beautiful, but for now I’m just going to concentrate on the dancing because I fancy getting to the final.”
Last week, HRVY and Maisie raised eyebrows when they arrived at BBC studios to film Strictly Spin-Off show It Takes Two.
The duo were papped much closer than the recommended two meters apart in line with coronavirus protection guidelines.
A Strictly source told MailOnline at the time: “The stars are being reminded that they must stay at least two metres apart.
HRVY says he is focused on winning Strictly for the time being
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)
“It's hard to maintain, as everyone knows, but it's more important than ever now for Strictly that everyone stays as far apart as possible.”
Strictly has already lost one star couple due to a Covid outbreak – as professional dancer Katya Jones tested positive for the virus, forcing her and celeb partner Nicola Adams out of the competition.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday night at 7:15pm.