SERIOUS Come Dance stars Maisie Smith and Nikita Kuzmin have been spotted getting close in behind-the-scenes videos.
The former EastEnders actress and professional dancer took to Instagram to reveal that they hung out between rehearsals for the Strictly tour.
Maisie, 20, looks set to join Nikita, 24, and some of their co-stars in the BBC One dance competition for dinner on Sunday night.
The group headed to Gordon Ramsay’s Street Kitchen, where Maisie jokingly thanked chef daughter Tilly, 19, for “providing the goods”.
After the meal, the soap star could be seen smiling with Nikita as the two headed to the gym together to end the day.
Maisie giggled for the camera as they shot a brief clip of their time at the gym – which was posted to the dancer’s Instagram story.
“The idea is better than the execution,” Nikita jokes about the behind-the-scenes video, where they sit up one after another.
It comes days after Maisie was spotted cuddling with Serious To Dancing expert Kai Widdrington when they Go to dinner between training sessions.
The 20-year-old was announced as AJ Odudu’s last-minute replacement on the upcoming tour and seems to have built a great bond with Kai, 26.
AJ – who had a romantic relationship with Kai throughout the series – was forced to withdraw after a serious ankle injury.
Maisie, who finished second in last year’s competition, is happy to fill her performances and has been working hard this past week.
But she took the evening off for a bite to eat and was seen chatting with Kai before heading home from a quick cuddle.
Maisie – who dropped out as Tiffany Butcher last year – announced she would be joining this month.
She told fans: “So excited to be part of the @bbcstrictly team again on this year’s tour – dancing with the amazing @kaiwidd. I wish @ajodudu a speedy recovery.”
While a heartbroken AJ said: “I am devastated to not be able to participate in the Serious tour due to injury.
“I was hoping for one last dance with Kai, but I obviously had to take my doctor’s advice. I wish my Strict family all the best of luck on the road and I’ll definitely stay there. It’s to cheer them up.”
It was a painful end to AJ’s Serious journey after ligament damage forced her to leave the final with just one day’s notice.
When AJ and Kai aren’t on the dance floor, they’re waving their arms around with their electrochemistry.
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