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Maisie Smith praises Kai Widdrington for preparing her for Strictly Live in just two weeks

Maisie Smith looked casual as she arrived at the Utilita Arena Birmingham for the third day of performances on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.

The former EastEnders actress, 20, who took the stage twice on Saturday with her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington, 26, wore a gray tracksuit with a white T-shirt and brown bobble hat.

Her outing comes after she praised twinkling star Kai for getting her into shape for the tour in just two weeks after coming in to fill AJ Odudu’s place when the television host, 33, suffered a painful ankle injury before the show’s finale. from last year.

Star power: Maisie Smith, 20, cut a casual figure as she arrived at Utilita Arena Birmingham for the third day of performances on Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Star power: Maisie Smith, 20, cut a casual figure as she arrived at Utilita Arena Birmingham for the third day of performances on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Maisie told The sun: ‘He has been very patient. It may take me a while to pick up on things, but he has really supported me.

“We had a wonderful time, laughed and treated each other like a house on fire.”

And Maisie was delighted with a bunch of flowers from AJ after the one-time soap star took her place on the Strictly stage shows.

Professional: Her outing comes after she praised twinkling star Kai Widdrington, 26, for getting her into shape for the tour in just two weeks

Professional: Her outing comes after she praised twinkling star Kai Widdrington, 26, for getting her into shape for the tour in just two weeks

Professional: Her outing comes after she praised twinkling star Kai Widdrington, 26, for getting her into shape for the tour in just two weeks

AJ told Maisie: “I’m devastated that I can’t participate in the Strictly tour due to an injury.

“I had hoped for one last dance with Kai, but of course I have to follow the medical advice. I wish my Strictly family all the best on the road and I will be sure to encourage them.”

Maisie appeared on the 2020 series of Strictly with professional Gorka Marquez, 31, with the pair finishing in second place.

Quick change: Maisie stepped in to fill AJ Odudu's place when the television host, 33, suffered a painful ankle injury before last year's show finale

Quick change: Maisie stepped in to fill AJ Odudu's place when the television host, 33, suffered a painful ankle injury before last year's show finale

Quick change: Maisie stepped in to fill AJ Odudu’s place when the television host, 33, suffered a painful ankle injury before last year’s show finale

Casual: The former EastEnders star, who took the stage with Kai twice on Saturday, wore a gray tracksuit with a white T-shirt and a brown bobble hat

Casual: The former EastEnders star, who took the stage with Kai twice on Saturday, wore a gray tracksuit with a white T-shirt and a brown bobble hat

Casual: The former EastEnders star, who took the stage with Kai twice on Saturday, wore a gray tracksuit with a white T-shirt and a brown bobble hat

Thoughtful: And Maisie was delighted to receive a bunch of flowers from AJ after the one-time soap star took her place on the Strictly stage shows

Thoughtful: And Maisie was delighted to receive a bunch of flowers from AJ after the one-time soap star took her place on the Strictly stage shows

Thoughtful: And Maisie was delighted to receive a bunch of flowers from AJ after the one-time soap star took her place on the Strictly stage shows

1642877011 362 Maisie Smith praises Kai Widdrington for preparing her for Strictly

1642877011 362 Maisie Smith praises Kai Widdrington for preparing her for Strictly

Heartbroken: AJ told Maisie, “I’m devastated that I can’t participate in the Strictly tour due to an injury. I was hoping for one last dance with Kai’

Maisie’s Strictly tour co-stars were also seen heading to the Birmingham arena, including Tilly Ramsay, 20, who had just gotten out of the shower before leaving.

The influencer, the daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wore a gray hoodie and matching leggings.

Her hair was visibly wet as she entered the venue, ready to take to the stage that afternoon and evening.

Maisie's Strictly tour co-stars were also spotted heading to the Birmingham arena, including Tilly Ramsay, 20, who had just gotten out of the shower before leaving

Maisie's Strictly tour co-stars were also spotted heading to the Birmingham arena, including Tilly Ramsay, 20, who had just gotten out of the shower before leaving

The star was spotted wearing pink and purple fluffy slippers after she left her hotel

The star was spotted wearing pink and purple fluffy slippers after she left her hotel

To keep it casual: Maisie’s Strictly tour co-stars were also spotted heading to the Birmingham arena, including Tilly Ramsay, 20, who had just gotten out of the shower before leaving

In style: the influencer, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wore a gray hoodie and matching leggings

In style: the influencer, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wore a gray hoodie and matching leggings

In style: the influencer, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wore a gray hoodie and matching leggings

Born to perform: Her hair was visibly wet as she entered the venue, ready to take to the stage that afternoon and evening

Born to perform: Her hair was visibly wet as she entered the venue, ready to take to the stage that afternoon and evening

Born to perform: Her hair was visibly wet as she entered the venue, ready to take to the stage that afternoon and evening

All smiles: 2021 series winner, Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27, smiled broadly as she headed for the arena, wrapping herself warmly in a stylish navy jacket

All smiles: 2021 series winner, Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27, smiled broadly as she headed for the arena, wrapping herself warmly in a stylish navy jacket

All smiles: 2021 series winner, Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27, smiled broadly as she headed for the arena, wrapping herself warmly in a stylish navy jacket

Fashion forward: she wore a white turtleneck sweater and matching shoes that she combined with blue jeans

Fashion forward: she wore a white turtleneck sweater and matching shoes that she combined with blue jeans

Fashion forward: she wore a white turtleneck sweater and matching shoes that she combined with blue jeans

Greeting her audience: Rose waved to fans as she entered the arena before getting ready to take the stage

Greeting her audience: Rose waved to fans as she entered the arena before getting ready to take the stage

Greeting her audience: Rose waved to fans as she entered the arena before getting ready to take the stage

2021 series winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27, smiled broadly as she headed to the arena and wrapped herself warmly in a stylish navy blue jacket.

She wore a white turtleneck sweater and matching shoes, which she paired with blue jeans.

Meanwhile, newly single Nadiya Bychkova, 32, was seen smiling after she was spotted without her engagement ring on Friday following the divorce from fiancé Matija Škarabot.

Happy?  Meanwhile, newly single Nadiya Bychkova, 32, was seen smiling after she was spotted on Friday without her engagement ring following her divorce from fiancé Matija ¿karabot

Happy?  Meanwhile, newly single Nadiya Bychkova, 32, was seen smiling after she was spotted on Friday without her engagement ring following her divorce from fiancé Matija ¿karabot

Happy? Meanwhile, newly single Nadiya Bychkova, 32, was seen smiling after she was spotted on Friday without her engagement ring following her divorce from fiancé Matija Škarabot

Bling: However, the ballroom pro had her engagement band back this Saturday wearing a white crop top that she paired with chic black joggers

Bling: However, the ballroom pro had her engagement band back this Saturday wearing a white crop top that she paired with chic black joggers

Bling: However, the ballroom pro had her engagement band back this Saturday wearing a white crop top that she paired with chic black joggers

Feels good: The star gave spectators a thumbs up as she prepared to enter the arena

Feels good: The star gave spectators a thumbs up as she prepared to enter the arena

Feels good: The star gave spectators a thumbs up as she prepared to enter the arena

However, the ballroom professional had her engagement band back this Saturday wearing a white crop top that she paired with chic black joggers and a matching blazer.

Other dance couples on this year’s show program include Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec and Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu.

Strictly’s professional dancers Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Luba Mushtuk and Jowita Przystal also perform with the couples in more than 33 sequin-studded shows.

The Strictly Come Dancing tour continues in Birmingham on Saturday night.

Crush: Alja¿ ¿korjanec, 31, was spotted walking hand-in-hand with wife Janette Manrara, 38, as they prepared for their third day performance

Crush: Alja¿ ¿korjanec, 31, was spotted walking hand-in-hand with wife Janette Manrara, 38, as they prepared for their third day performance

Crush: Aljaž Škorjanec, 31, was spotted walking hand-in-hand with wife Janette Manrara, 38, as they prepared for their third day performance

What a pair: Katya Jones looked chic in black while her famous partner Max George showed off his smart yet casual style

What a pair: Katya Jones looked chic in black while her famous partner Max George showed off his smart yet casual style

Max George from The Wanted dances with Katya on tour

Max George from The Wanted dances with Katya on tour

What a pair: Katya Jones looked chic in black while her famous partner Max George showed off his smart yet casual style

The show must go on: The Strictly Come Dancing tour continues in Birmingham on Saturday night

The show must go on: The Strictly Come Dancing tour continues in Birmingham on Saturday night

The show must go on: The Strictly Come Dancing tour continues in Birmingham on Saturday night

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