Strictly finalist Maisie Smith is stopped by police after ‘being caught speeding’ on the way to rehearsals
- The EastEnders actress, 19, is thought to have been driving to rehearsals on Thursday when she was pulled over
- A Hertfordshire Police spokesperson confirmed a vehicle was stopped and the ‘driver given words of advice’
- Maisie sailed through to next weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing final after wowing judges with their almost perfect score of 59 for two performances
- The soap star will battle for the coveted Glitterball Trophy against Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, comedian Bill Bailey and YouTube star HRVY
The EastEnders actress, 19, is thought to have been driving to rehearsals on Thursday when she was pulled over.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, Maisie’s white Volkswagen Golf can be seen next to the building’s gates as an officer chats through the window.
Oh dear: Maisie Smith was stopped by police for ‘travelling at speed’ close to Strictly Come Dancing’s studios on Thursday night (pictured arriving ar rehearsals in October)
A source told the publication: ‘Maisie was told to be more careful next time given it’s so dark and wet out there at the moment.
‘It was more of a friendly reminder than a serious reprimand and no further action is being taken.’
A Hertfordshire Police spokesperson also confirmed a vehicle was stopped and the ‘driver given words of advice’.
A spokesperson added: ‘Officers on patrol saw a vehicle travelling at speed round a roundabout on Shenley Road, Borehamwood, at about 6.30pm on Thursday 10 December.’
MailOnline has contacted Maisie’s representatives and Hertfordshire Police.
Oops: A source said the actress’ talking too was ‘more of a friendly reminder than a serious reprimand’ (pictured on Saturday’s Strictly with pro Gorka Marquez)
Other pictures from Thursday evening show Ranvir Singh and her pro partner Giovanni Pernice walking outside with Rylan Clark-Neal.
The duo, who were voted off Strictly on Sunday, had been guests on Strictly: It Takes Two alongside host Rylan on Thursday night.
Maisie also appeared on the spin-off show on Wednesday with her pro partner Gorka Marquez.
Maisie and Gorka wowed the judges with their two performances on Saturday and were left speechless after receiving 59, an almost perfect score.
Well deserved: Maisie tucked into a well-deserved pizza alongside her professional partner Gorka Marquez, 30, after Saturday’s show
Taking to Instagram Stories backstage after the show, Gorka was surprised to see Maisie had already tucked into the pizza as he started filming.
He said: ‘You’re already eating the pizza’ with Maisie responding simply: ‘Starving.’
As the EastEnders star asked ‘what just happened’, Gorka added: ‘I don’t know. I don’t have words. Speechless.
‘Guys I hope you enjoyed the show and our dances as much as we did. I absolutely love them.’
He turned to his dance partner and continued: ‘I’m so proud of you. You smashed it.’
Maisie said: ‘We love you. We appreciate the support so much. We want to be in the final so bad.’
Gorka added: ‘We just want to make you proud and make another week to dance and to just do the best for you guys.’
Maisie and Gorka took on street for the couple’s choice dance, pulling off a perfectly choreographed routine to Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith.
The dance left the newly-returned socially-distanced audience on their feet, with judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse particularly excited.
Full house: Maisie and Gorka took on street for the couple’s choice dance to Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith, receiving a perfect score of 30
Second: The pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to the song A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, got just shy of the full 30 with 29 points
Coming up: The duo will next dancing in the finale on Saturday night
Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley and Motsi all gave Maisie a score of 10, making a perfect score of 30.
The pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to the song A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
It was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the full 30 with 29 points.
The dancing duo are now through to next week’s finale after Ranvir and Giovanni were voted off the show on Sunday.
All over: Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing (pictured with pro partner Giovanni Pernice)