Max George: is he dating Strictly co-star Maisie Smithh

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The pair both appeared together in the 2020 series The BBC Dance competition – and two years later it seems the 21-year-old actress and the 33-year-old singer are enjoying a romance.

They were seen sitting together on a flight to Crete and other holidaymakers told it The sun they saw them kissing.

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So, who are Maisie Smith and Max George and what do we know about their reported relationship?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Strictly Come Dancing co-stars Max George and Maisie Smith are reportedly a couple.

How did Maisie Smith and Max George meet?

Maisie Smith and Max George both took part in Series 18 of the hit BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing in 2020.

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Smith was paired with professional dancer Gorka Marquez, and the duo made it to the finals but lost the coveted Glitterball trophy to comedian Bill Bailey.

George, meanwhile, was paired with professional dancer Dianne Buswell and the couple became the third to be eliminated from the competition.

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It is believed that the then 19 and 31-year-old couple met while attending the show.

How long have Maisie Smith and Max George been together?

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Smith and George have apparently only been dating for a short time.

George was in a relationship with Stacey Giggs, Ryan Giggs’ ex-wife, until June this year when they reportedly split for the second time The sun.

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Smith and George are reported to have reconnected earlier this year when they both took part in the Strictly Live tour, with rehearsals reportedly set to begin in January.

Smith was a last-minute replacement for TV host and another Strictly Come Dancing contestant, AJ Odudu, who injured her ankle.

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Smith and George performed together on a 35-date live tour in June and July, Strictly Presents: Keeeep Dancing.

A source told The Sun: “Max was sent home from Strictly after a dance-off with Maisie on the right show, so this became a running gag between them too.

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“Then, on the second Strictly tour this summer, their close friendship grew even stronger.”

Who is Maisie Smith?

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Maisie Smith, whose full name is Maisie Louise Collender Smith, is an actress and singer.

She played the regular role of Tiffany Butcher on the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2008 to 2014 and also appeared in the feature film The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

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In May 2022, it was announced that Smith would make her musical theater debut in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical with Fran.

Who is Max George?

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Max George, whose full name is Maximillian Albert George, is a singer best known as the lead singer of boy band The Wanted.

George began his career as a footballer, playing for Preston North End.

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After an injury ended his football career, he decided to pursue a music career.

George auditioned to be part of The Wanted and was selected as one of five members along with Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness.

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Max has sold over 12 million records worldwide as a member of the band.

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