Ex-EastEnders actress Maisie Smith is hoping her Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins appearance will be a springboard to relaunching her musical career – with help from boyfriend Max George.
The former Strictly Come Dancing stars are now dating following his split from Stacey Giggs, the ex-wife of former Wales boss and Manchester United player Ryan.
Max, 34 – who has also dated Corrie pin-up Michelle Keegan – shot to fame as a singer in boyband The Wanted.
And now he’s helping Maisie, 21, plot a return to music, after she released an EP called Where My Heart Is in 2017 which failed to chart.
Our source revealed: “She’s made no secret to Max of her desire to try her hand in music and Max has been very encouraging.
“He’s enjoyed great success over the years with The Wanted so has plenty of contacts who can help Maisie achieve her goal.”
The Sun has contacted a representative for Maisie for comment.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returned earlier this month with 14 new celebrity faces flown to the Jordanian desert to face extreme challenges.
The group, which includes Maisie, is also made up of celebs including Towie stars Ferne McCann and Pete Wicks, and Love Island’s Amber Gill and Curtis Pritchard.
Today The Sun exclusively revealed Maisie was paid just £25k to appear on the challenging show but that she hopes to use its huge popularity to her advantage.
Max and Maisie recently returned from holiday where they celebrated his 34th birthday.
And the pair could not be more loved-up judging by the latest snaps shared on social media.
She celebrated his birthday by posting a series of steamy photos of them kissing on holiday.
Former Tiffany Butcher actress Maisie wrote: “Another one while it’s still ya birthday.”
Max replied, sharing the same shots of them kissing and cuddling: “Best birthday ever baby .”
Fans yesterday spotted that they had each written they were girlfriend and boyfriend in their Instagram bios.
Hers now includes: “@maxgeorge” alongside her name and job while his reads: “@maisiesmithofficial”.
While some thought it was sweet, others chose to mock the move, with one writing: “Are they in year 7?”
The Sun revealed last month how Maisie and Max had been secretly dating for weeks after growing close on the Strictly tour.
He posted publicly about her soon after, sharing her press shot from Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
“You’re my winner already,” he wrote, alongside a red heart emoji – tagging Maisie in the post.