‘He knows me entirely’: Maisie Smith, 21, says her brutal Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins experience solidified her bond with her beau Max George, 34, as he’s embraced ‘every bit’ about her
- Maisie Smith’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins experience brought her closer to boyfriend Max George, insisting it forced him to embrace ‘every bit about’ her
- The former Strictly Come Dancing runner-up, 21, says singer Max, 34, supported her unconditionally along the way
- ‘It feels amazing to know that when someone loves you they know every bit about you — the good and the bad. That’s what love is really,’ she said
- Former EastEnders star Maisie met Max when they both appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020
The former Strictly Come Dancing runner-up, 21, is one of the final contestants on Channel 4‘s Celebrity SAS, with Maisie claiming the extreme nature of the show left ‘no feelings’ left inside her, with The Wanted singer Max supporting her unconditionally along the way.
Insisting the couple are truly in love, the ex EastEnders actress told The Sun: ‘Now he really knows me, which is really nice. He knows me entirely. There are no feelings that I’ve kept inside, which is a weight off my shoulders.
Loved-up: Maisie Smith, 21, says her experience on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins has brought her closer to boyfriend Max George, 34
‘It feels amazing to know that when someone loves you they know every bit about you — the good and the bad. That’s what love is really.’
Maisie says she opened up to Max, 34, about her difficulties filming the show and what she learned about herself through the process, insisting she held nothing back.
The former soap star, who played the character of Tiffany Butcher for 13 years on EastEnders before leaving last year, met Max when they both appeared on Strictly two years ago.
Open book: The former Strictly runner-up is one of the final contestants on Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS, with Maisie claiming the extreme show left ‘no feelings’ left inside her
And the star says the couple grew stronger when she made herself vulnerable, opening up about her past insecurities.
Maisie explained how she lacked confidence and put too much pressure on herself, saying she used to ‘suffer in silence’ because she didn’t want to be a ‘burden’.
The star said she told him she’d been going to the gym since the age of 13 to help deal with her body insecurities rather than to keep fit and healthy.
Performance artist: Maisie appeared with Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020, admitting public criticism knocked her confidence during her time in the competition
She added that she struggled with public criticism during her appearance on Strictly in 2020, claiming some viewers simply didn’t like her, branding her ‘cocky’ and ‘over-confident’, causing her to lose confidence in herself.
However, Maisie said she Celebrity SAS, which saw her endure an encounter with tear gas and walk across a rope over a ravine, build her back up, with Max enamoured by her abilities.
On the confidence boost the military show gave her, Maisie previously told the Mirror: ‘It changed my outlook about myself. It was honestly the best thing I’ve ever done.
‘It got that demon off my shoulder. I went in there with everything I had and I came out feeling like I could literally conquer the world.’
She added of her 5ft height: ‘I’m underestimated because I’m young and small… It felt empowering to prove [people] wrong.’
It comes after Max said Maisie was ‘already’ the winner of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The pop star took to social media to show his support as she made her debut on the Channel 4 survival show earlier this month.
On his Instagram Story, he wrote: ‘You’re already my winner,’ on the promotional photograph of the actress looking determined for the military endurance show presented by Rudy Reyes.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins continues on Channel 4 on Sunday at 9pm.
Strong: Maisie said Celebrity SAS has built her up, with the actress saying Max admires her strength and has supported her through the show