The EastEnders actress, who is partnered up with Gorka Marquez, had found herself in the bottom two twice over the last few weeks – but turned it all around with her Quickstep to When You’re Smiling.
She notched up a whopping 29 for the routine, getting her first 10s of the series from Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas.
Speaking about the routine, and Craig Revel Horwood’s slight criticism, on spin-off It Takes Two, the 19-year-old confessed that she froze up while on the bench.
‘Do you know what happened? I got on the bench on the bench and I just suddenly thought, “I’m on Strictly”,’ she told host Rylan Clark-Neal.
‘My body just froze. There were no swivels, my leg didn’t actually move at that point.
‘I suddenly looked at him [Gorka] and he was like, [clicking] “Carry on!”’
Thankfully, Maisie was able to pull herself out of the panic – and got her highest score of the series so far.
Maisie and Gorka will be hoping to continue that success in Musicals week, performing a jive to Little Shop Of Horrors.
We can’t wait to see what they pull off!
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday, at 7.25pm, on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.