Maisie Smith and Tilly Ramsay are in high spirits as they share a giggle as they leave Strictly’s last day of rehearsals before the live tour.










She was drafted as a last minute replacement for the injured AJ Ododu.

And Maisie Smith was certainly making the most of her time back on Strictly Come Dancing when she shared a giggle with Tilly Ramsay on Friday as she left the final rehearsal before the upcoming live tour.

The EastEnders star and the CBBC presenter, both 20, dressed in tracksuits and carried large bags as they walked out of the training room alongside their respective professional peers.

Fun times: Maisie Smith shared a giggle with Tilly Ramsay on Friday as she left the final rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing before the upcoming live tour.

Maisie, who recently stepped down from her role as Tiffany Butcher on the BBC soap opera, showed off her trim figure at the gym in dark gray leggings, which she teamed with a white T-shirt, white sneakers and a black padded jacket.

The actress left her curly brown locks for rehearsals and covered her face with a black mask as she walked alongside Tilly.

Meanwhile, Tilly slipped into a white puffer jacket and baggy gray jumper, which she paired with chic black cropped leggings and white sneakers.

The ladies laughed and chatted as they made their way to their waiting car as weeks of grueling rehearsals drew to a close before the next tour, which kicks off on January 20.

On the go: The EastEnders star and the CBBC presenter, both 20, dressed in tracksuits and carried large bags as they walked out of the training room alongside their respective professional peers

On the go: The EastEnders star and the CBBC presenter, both 20, dressed in tracksuits and carried large bags as they walked out of the training room alongside their respective professional peers

Also seen leaving training on Friday was Maisie’s dance partner Kai Widdrington, who flashed a thumbs up and a dazzling smile as he left.

While fellow pro Nadiya Bychkova kept a low profile in a dark gray ensemble, long black cardigan and black cap.

Nikita Kuzmin, who is Tilly’s partner, apparently stayed behind to hold the luggage as she struggled down the steps with two large suitcases.

Busy bees: The ladies laughed and chatted as they made their way to their waiting car as weeks of grueling rehearsals drew to a close ahead of the upcoming tour, which kicks off on January 20

Busy bees: The ladies laughed and chatted as they made their way to their waiting car as weeks of grueling rehearsals drew to a close ahead of the upcoming tour, which kicks off on January 20

AJ Odudu was forced to pull out of the tour due to her foot injury and as a result, she was replaced by 2020 contestant Maisie, it was confirmed last week.

The 33-year-old TV presenter had to pull out of the BBC show’s grand finale in December after injuring ligaments in her ankle during training with fellow professional Kai.

Meanwhile, despite being associated with Dianne Buswell during his time on the show in 2020, Max George will now dance with professional Katya Jones.

There it is: Maisie's dance partner Kai Widdrington was also seen leaving practice on Friday, flashing a thumbs up and a dazzling smile as he left.

There it is: Maisie’s dance partner Kai Widdrington was also seen leaving practice on Friday, flashing a thumbs up and a dazzling smile as he left.

Coming home: While fellow pro Nadiya Bychkova kept a low profile in a dark gray ensemble, long black cardigan and black cap

Coming home: While fellow pro Nadiya Bychkova kept a low profile in a dark gray ensemble, long black cardigan and black cap

Luggage: Nikita Kuzmin, who partnered with Tilly, apparently stayed behind to hold the luggage as she struggled down the steps with two large suitcases.

Luggage: Nikita Kuzmin, who partnered with Tilly, apparently stayed behind to hold the luggage as she struggled down the steps with two large suitcases.

They will also be joined by John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, as well as Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, from the 2021 series.

Other dance partners on this year’s program include Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec and Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu.

Strictly’s professional dancers Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Luba Mushtuk and Jowita Przystal will also perform with couples in more than 33 sequined shows.

Janette Manrara will host the tour after the star replaced Zoe Ball as host of It Takes Two this year.

Meanwhile, the tour will be choreographed and directed by Craig Revel Horwood and promises the public a night of glamor and excitement.

Partners in Crime: Maisie will be teaming up with pro Kai Widdrington for upcoming shows.

Partners in Crime: Maisie will be teaming up with pro Kai Widdrington for upcoming shows.

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