‘You’re just too cold boy’: Strictly star Maisie Smith sends a flirty birthday message to HRVY as YouTuber turns 22 in lockdown
The pair reportedly grew close while taking part in the 18th series of the long-running BBC show, during which they both reached the grand finale.
And Maisie, 19, was among those wishing YouTube star HRVY – real name Harvey Cantwell – all the best as he celebrated his 22nd birthday in lockdown.
Close: Maisie Smith’s chemistry with former Strictly Come Dancing colleague HRVY was evident on Thursday as she sent him a flirty happy birthday message on Instagram
Taking to Instagram, the actress shared a photo of his legs in a pair of colourful tie-dye joggers and blue trainers, with the accompanying caption: ‘Happy birthday @HRVY U R just too cold boy.’
HRVY later reposted the image for his own followers while playfully urging former EastEnders star Maisie to ‘stop.’
The pair were reportedly seen kissing backstage in the Strictly studios after the series’ grand finale, having been unable to mix while filming due to strict social distancing measures.
Special day: HRVY – real name Harvey Cantwell – celebrated his 22nd birthday in lockdown on January 28th
A source has since claimed the pair are planning to meet up if restrictions are lifted, but could still make contact by forming a support bubble.
They told The Sun: ‘Maisie and Hrvy has been brewing for weeks. The pair are so flirty together, and genuinely have a real laugh whenever they see one another.
‘But they were always really disciplined about not crossing any lines whilst the show was filming.
‘While, technically, they may not have been practising social distancing, they are both young and this was before Tier 4 restrictions came into play.’
HRVY previously admitted he was attracted to Maisie while discussing his Strictly performances with OK! in October.
He said: ‘I know there’s been a lot of speculation about whether there’s any romance between us.
More than friends: Maisie and HRVY are reportedly planning to meet up as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted
‘It’s funny because I’ve actually seen her the least out of everyone because she’s not been in any of my rehearsal spaces.’
He added: ‘But yeah, Maisie really is so lovely and beautiful. She’s a really good friend of mine and I think she’s an amazing dancer.
‘Not a lot can really happen between us because we have to be two meters apart, but I am a little excited to see how things blossom.’
Previously: Maisie reached the Strictly Come Dancing finale with pro partner Gorka Marquez
… while HRVY reached the same stage of the competition with own pro partner, Janette Manrara
Maisie has also previously described the YouTuber as a ‘beautiful-looking guy’ but doesn’t want to ruin the friendship they have.
She told OK!: ‘We get along so well – there was an instant connection between us – and I knew straight away that we would be friends. Yes, there’s been ‘flanter’ [flirty banter], but I think it’s platonic.
‘We have such a laugh and, of course, there has been a bit of flirting… but it’s been harmless! I’ve not been thinking about boys at the moment. I haven’t had time. I’ve been liking getting to know him.’
When quizzed on if she sees a romance between the pair, Maisie explained: ‘I think it would depend on how we did it. Right now… I think it’d be a ‘no’ as I love the friendship we have and I don’t want to ruin that.’