Maisie Smith signs up for gruelling reality show following EastEnders exit

After quitting her role as Tiffany Butcher-Baker on EastEnders, Maisie Smith has signed up for a reality favourite.

While her counterpart Tiffany is still on our screens, actress Maisie Smith filmed her last scenes for EastEnders at the beginning of this month. After revealing that she was looking forward to taking on new challenges, the actress has proved those weren’t empty words—as she’s reportedly signed up to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Maisie Smith for Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

A source who spoke to The Sun said:

Maisie wants to show there’s another side to her beyond the sweet Tiffany she’s been known for playing since she was six. She got a glimpse of life beyond EastEnders in Strictly and enjoyed the freedom. She’d signed up when she told ’Enders bosses she was leaving, and can’t wait to get stuck in and prove her grit. She’s determined to give a good account of herself but knows it’ll be tough.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is famously one of the most gruelling reality shows on TV. Over the course of three series, only six out of 36 celebs made it to the end and passed the test—Wayne Bridge, Lauren Steadman, Locksmith, Alexandra Burke, Aled Davies and Wes Nelson. Will Maisie be joining their ranks?

Tiffany’s EastEnders exit

It’s not yet confirmed how Tiffany will be leaving EastEnders—but it sounds like it’s more likely to be in a black cab than in a box. The soap’s executive producer Jon Sen said in a statement that ‘the door is always open’ for Maisie to return as Tiffany—meaning it’s unlikely that she’s been killed off. Having said that, it’s not unheard of for EastEnders to bring characters back from the dead.

Given that EastEnders films episodes around six weeks in advance and that Maisie filmed her last scenes on October 8, it seems likely her exit will air towards the end of November—although this isn’t confirmed.

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