MAISIE Smith stunned fans with her sculpted abs and legs in Strictly training, and now she's revealed how she achieved her toned physique.
The EastEnders actress, 19, who is paired with pro dancer Gorka Marquez, 30, worked out every day for six months to prepare for the show.
She reveals: “I love training. When I found out I was going on the show I realised I needed to be as fit as I could as they knew I could dance so they would really push me.
“Before Strictly I was going to the gym six or seven days a week. I would spend two hours there.
“I put pictures of my body on social media. Because I don’t post a lot of them from the gym, people think I am naturally like that, but I have worked so hard.
"I didn’t want to go into this and not do well because I wasn’t strong enough.
“The fact I managed to hold the frame in the tango is down to the strength I have from training for the past six months.
“Now Gorka and I work for ten hours a day and I still go to the gym. It’s my happy place.”
While she may have her fitness regime down, Maisie admits she hasn't quite mastered cooking.
After living alone for the first time to do Strictly, learning how to cook and clean for herself hasn’t come easy.
She says: “I had to ring mum and ask how to use the washing machine.
“I’ve been eating fajitas every day because they’re the only things I can cook. But I have absolutely mastered them.
“No one will ever have fajitas that are better than mine.”
Maisie's hard work and training seems to be paying off, as she is already the favourite to win the Glitterball trophy.
But despite her success, Maisie reveals she has been suffering from stage fright that she disguises using her acting skills.
She says: “I am putting on the biggest performance of my life every week just covering up my nerves.
“If I go wrong filming for EastEnders, I can do it again. But with this you just have to go with it. My face makes it look like I might be finding it easy. I come across as confident, but inside I am struggling."
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