Strictly Coming Dancing rivals Maisie Smith and HRVY continued to fuel romance rumours on Saturday night, after they both stayed behind late at the show’s studios.
After a long day of filming the latest round of their BBC One talent competition, Maisie, 19, and HRVY, 21, each made late-night departures from Hertfordshire’s Elstree Studios in separate cars – just one minute apart.
Wearing a powder blue tracksuit under a cream quilted jacket, EastEnders star Maisie gave onlookers a thumbs up and playfully winked as she sat in the back of a chauffeur-driven car.
Rumours: Strictly Coming Dancing rivals Maisie Smith and HRVY continued to fuel romance rumours on Saturday, after they stayed behind late at the BBC show’s Hertfordshire studios
Keeping her face covered with a sequinned pink mask, which perfectly matched her cherry blossom Crocs, the actress appeared to be in an upbeat mood.
Wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with a blue flannel shirt, while a clear visor covered his face, HRVY shared a smile with photographers as he was driven away.
This isn’t the first time the pair have made late departures, as they were the last to leave Elstree Studios following the show’s movie week, with HRVY departing at 4:36am before being closely followed by Maisie in a separate car at 4:37am.
Minute: EastEnders star Maisie was seen leaving Elstree Studios just a minute apart from HRVY
Thumbs up: Wearing a powder blue tracksuit under a cream quilted jacket, Maisie gave onlookers a thumbs up as she sat in the back of a chauffeur-driven car
With Strictly recording live from 7:25pm on Saturday evening it was a surprisingly late hour to be leaving, with professional dancer Oti Mabuse also seen departing in the early hours at 4:15am.
It came soon after Maisie described HRVY, with whom she has been repeatedly linked, as a ‘beautiful-looking guy’.
HRVY recently revealed that he wants to take Maisie ‘out for dinner’ when Strictly comes to an end, as he is currently concentrating on ‘getting to the final’.
The YouTuber said that although romance is not currently on the cards, he is ‘sure’ he will take the actress out for a meal, The Sun reported.
casually cool: Wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with a blue flannel shirt, while a clear visor covered his face, HRVY shared a smile with photographers as he was driven away
Pretty in pink: Maisie matched her shimmering face covering with a pair of bright pink Crocs
But he went on to admit that he does need to check that his co-star is, in fact, still ‘single’, as he revealed he is ‘ready’ for love.
He told The Sun: ‘I’m sure at one point, when we can, Maisie and I will go out for dinner. I’m pretty sure she’s single too, I haven’t actually asked, but if we ever go for a meal, I’ll make sure I check first.’
But the singer is putting all of his focus into the dancing contest, explaining that ‘it’s dancing first — then love and fun afterwards’ as he ‘fancies getting to the final’.
While addressing the romance rumours, he also bragged that he is ‘actually amazing on a date’ as he is a ‘good listener’, describing himself as a ‘relationship person’.
Looking for love: HRVY recently revealed that he wants to take Maisie ‘out for dinner’ when Strictly Come Dancing comes to an end, as he is currently focused on ‘getting to the final’
The TV presenter continued: ‘I’ve been rejected a lot of times, so I can take anything now.’
But HRVY said there is no romance between him and Maisie yet, insisting that he ‘definitely has not kissed’ her, after Strictly bosses banned kissing due to Covid-19.
Last week, HRVY and Maisie were spotted standing far less then two metres from each other as they arrived to film the BBC spin-off show.
In the pictures obtained by The Sun, Maisie and HRVY were seen arriving to film It Takes Two together, despite the government’s requirement of maintaining at least two metres distance to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Romance? The YouTuber and TV presenter, 21, said although romance is not currently on the cards, he said he is ‘sure’ he will go out for dinner with the Eastenders actress, 19
The pair were seen chatting to their professional partners Gorka Marquez and Janette after speaking to Gethin Jones on It Takes Two.
A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘The stars are being reminded that they must stay at least two metres apart.
‘It’s hard to maintain, as everyone knows, but it’s more important than ever now for Strictly that everyone stays as far apart as possible.’
Addressing the slip up when speaking to The Sun, HRVY said that he was ‘sorry’ if they ‘forgot for a split second’ not to be two metres apart, insisting they ‘do try to remember’.
No chance! HRVY has insisted that there is no chance he will be hit by the Strictly curse, describing his professional dancing partner Janette Manrara, 37, as more ‘like my mum’
And it is not the first time that HRVY has been forced to discuss his relationship with Maisie as romance rumours continue to swirl about the show rivals.
Speaking to Roman Kemp and Sian Welby on Capital Breakfast last week, he teased at the possibility of romance when the BBC dance competition ends.
He said: ‘You know what? I am still single, I was hoping after movie week, I’d get to be James Bond, Batman or Spiderman, and they put me in a gnome outfit as Gnomeo and Juliet. I thought I’d get some DMs but sadly I haven’t.’
When grilled about the romance rumours between himself and Maisie, he admitted that the soap opera star is ‘very beautiful’ and a ‘lovely girl’.
But he went on to explain that now is not the right time for romance, as he can’t ‘see or touch anyone’ amid the strict coronavirus regulations while on the show.
Strictly has seen a number of changes due to COVID-19, including regular testing for the cast and crew, social distancing enforced and the series run shortened to just nine weeks.
Addressing romance rumours, HRVY revealed: ‘Do you know what? She’s great, she’s a very good dancer, she’s very beautiful, she’s a lovely girl.
‘But right now, it’s not like I can see or touch anyone anyway, not that I’m touching anyone, but because of all the COVID restrictions what can you do? Right now I’m going to focus on the dancing but Maisie is a great girl.’
Rumours: HRVY previously at the possibility of romance with Maisie Smith when Strictly ends as he admitted he finds the soap opera star ‘very beautiful’
However, the Strictly star then teased at a possible romance with his ‘good friend’ following the show’s final on December 19, as he told radio host Roman, 27, ‘you never know’.
He said: ‘Hmm, yeah I mean who knows! But right now, we’re good friends.’
Capital FM’s co-host Sian then excitedly said to HRVY: ‘So you’re saying there’s a chance!’
To which the he cryptically replied: ‘You never know, you never know…’
But HRVY previously denied the speculation in an interview with Lorraine Kelly, saying that while he does find Maisie attractive, there is no romance on the cards.
Contest: This year’s series has seen Maisie dancing alongside her professional partner Gorka Marquez, with the actress previously described HRVY as a ‘beautiful-looking guy’
He said: ‘She’s lovely, very talent and she’s beautiful, but for now I’m concentrating on the dancing…’
Denying romance rumours, he told Lorraine: ‘Do you know what, I’d tell you if anything was going on, Lorraine. Trust me I would! No, we are just friends.
‘Obviously because of the whole Covid and pandemic rules, we can’t really be within any distance of each other anyway, we’ve got to be two metres, so we’re just friends, we’re just dancing.’
Earlier this month, Maisie and HRVY were seen leaving the show’s Hertfordshire venue within a minute of each other as they continued to spark romance rumours.
The series has seen Maisie dancing with professional partner Gorka Marquez, who saw themselves narrowly avoid elimination last week after being in the bottom two alongside Max George and Dianne Buswell.