‘They’ve got great chemistry’: Maisie Smith is ‘growing close’ to Love Island star Joe Garratt after quitting EastEnders
Former EastEnders actress Maisie Smith is reportedly ‘growing close’ to Love Island star Joe Garratt.
The 20-year-old soap star is said to have been speaking to the reality star for weeks after meeting a few months back.
‘It’s early days but they’ve got real chemistry,’ a source close to the couple told The Sun. ‘He thinks she’s so fit and really funny.’
Getting close: Former EastEnders actress Maisie Smith, is reportedly ‘growing close’ to former love Island star Joe Garrett
Joe, who features in the 2019 series of the ITV dating show is reportedly smitten with Maisie and even follows her look-a-like mother and sister on social media.
MailOnline has contacted Maisie and Joe’s representatives for comment.
Joe has been single April 2021 following his split with American model Desiree Schlotz.
Muscle man: Joe has been single April 2021 following his split with American model Desiree Schlotz
Family: Joe, is reportedly smitten with Maisie and even follows her look-a-like mum Julia (left) and sister Scarlet (right) on social media.
The muscled hunk was also in an on-off relationship with fellow Love Islander Lucie Dolan, who starred in the 2020 series.
Maisie was linked to pop star HRVY during their time on Strictly Come Dancing – byt they are said to have ended their relationship in March 2021.
The actress, who quit her role as the beloved Tiffany Butcher in December, was also previously linked to co-star and on-screen husband Zack Morris.
Since leaving the soap Maisie has been announced as one of the stars of Strictly’s 2022 live tour.
Former EastEnders star Maisie said: ‘I’m very excited to continue my Strictly journey once more.
Especially as this show will be very different from the arena tour. And to be giving audiences a unique glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the Strictly TV show is a real treat.’
Strictly Presents: Keeep Dancing, which follows on from the now-finished Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, will see the likes of Maisie as well as singer Max George and CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson return to the dance floor.
Professional dancers Neil Jones, 39, Gorka Marquez, 31, Jowita Przystal, 27, and Nancy Xu, 30, will dance with the celebrities on the tour.
In addition to showing off his moves, The Wanted singer Max, who competed in the 2020 series, will perform live music during each date.
Cute couple: Joe was in an on-off relationship with fellow Love Islander Lucie Dolan, who starred in the 2020 series
Love: Maisie, who quit her role as the beloved Tiffany Butcher in December 2021, was previously linked to co-star and on-screen husband Zack Morris