EastEnders’ Maisie Smith squeals with delight as she finds a baby seal on a walk


EASTENDERS star Maisie Smith squealed with delight today after finding a SEAL on her walk.

The actress – who plays Tiffany Baker in the BBC soap – was on a walk around her local area in Essex when she spotted the adorable baby seal relaxing on a boat near the water.

Maisie was clearly overjoyed to see the seal on her walk

Posting a video on Instagram of the wildlife find, she giggled with joy and said: “I’ve never seen something cuter in my whole entire life.

“It’s so funny.”

Maisie’s laughter will be a tonic to fans who will be glad she’s laughing again after the heartbreaking loss of her beloved dog Benny last week.

She posted a series of video clips of Benny with the words: “Meet Benny.

Seals are known to appear on beaches near where Maisie lives in Essex

“He was the bravest, the sleepiest, the kindest the goodest, the silliest, the handsomest big brother and best friend.

“This is your daily reminder to cuddle your pets.. RIP my angel. Benny Smith September 2007 – 1st June 2020.”

Maisie has appeared in the BBC soap since she was a child, but now 18 and it’s claimed she’s being lined up for an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

According to bookies the redhead beauty stands a good chance of appearing on the show after impressing fans with her moves on TikTok.

Maisie posted the loving tribute to Benny on TikTok

Benny died earlier today leaving the actress devastated

The teen star has been delighting followers on the social media app during lockdown – and this could lead her all the way to the Strictly dance floor according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies make her just a 2/1 shot to appear on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing – although its format is still up in the air due to the pandemic.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Strictly chiefs love getting soap stars on board and Maisie Smith may well be the next to take to the dance floor.”

Maisie won last year’s Strictly’s Children in Need special after impressing fans with her hidden dance talent and looks set to be back for more.

Maise won Strictly for Children In Need last year
Maisie on Instagram

She told Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman: “I had the most amazing week, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful team by my side, it’s just been amazing.”

The 18-year-old Eastenders actress has been keeping her followers entertained with impressive videos in recent weeks, and the latest one is no exception.

The child star first joined the BBC One soap as Tiffany Butcher in 2008 when she was just seven years old.

Maisie on EastEnders

Now at 18, Maisie describes herself as an actress and recording artist who enjoys posting videos of herself singing on Instagram.

She documents her glamorous life giving fans a sneak peak inside her life when she’s not filming EastEnders.

As well as her sizzling photos, the soap star is no stranger to showcasing her home in selfies and Tik Toks, many of which include her mum.

Maisie wowing fans on social media
Maisie and her mum on TikTok


She had her followers in stitches with her TikTok video with her mum, where they were dancing to Britney Spears’ Toxic.

Maisie takes her health and fitness seriously and regularly posts snaps from the gym.

Despite being so young, she’s already enjoyed a successful career since starting off in stage school as a youngster.

In addition, Maisie has been delighting fans with videos of herself working out, painting, and even singing – including an emotional self-penned song about her battle with body dysmorphia.