Maisie Smith has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing despite being investigated for smoking a "strong smelling cigarette".
The 19-year-old EastEnders actress was at the center of controversy that summer when she was seen smoking at the wheel of her car while smoking a cigarette.
However, it continues to be reported that she is among the new stars who will come to the BBC ballroom this winter to compete for the coveted Glitzerball.
Take new steps? Maisie Smith has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing despite the fact that she is under investigation for smoking a "strong smelling cigarette".
A source told The Sun: “It's unthinkable that Strictly would sign her after the few weeks she had. The show is the culmination of the BBC and gives emerging and established stars a giant leap towards greater fame.
"So it's very strange to give someone like this an opportunity, whose future was very unclear weeks ago." Maybe they see it as a way to pin down a rising star instead of her going and taking a young audience with her. & # 39;
MailOnline has approached Maisie Smith and Strictly Come Dancing representatives for comment.
Pictured: Maisie was caught smoking a hand-rolled cigarette after stopping on an empty Essex street on Sunday 19th July (pictured)
The report comes weeks after it was revealed that Maisie was being investigated by BBC chiefs after she was seen smoking the cigarette in question.
The actress has also reportedly disheveled feathers after signing a big buck on a TikTok deal despite being told not to do so by soap chefs.
Maisie, who plays Tiffany Butcher in the Soap, appears to have broken the terms of her EastEnders contract by signing a contract to promote musicians on the app.
The Sun reported that bosses were "angry" and "utterly disappointed" after Maisie was caught smoking a hand-rolled cigarette after stopping on an empty Essex street on Sunday, July 19.
Ruffles of Feathers: The actress has also reportedly ruffled feathers after signing a big buck on a TikTok deal despite being instructed by soap chefs not to
Maisie had previously allegedly turned down a staggering amount of money from a record label to promote their artists' music on their videos.
She reportedly turned down the offer after being told it would violate her EastEnders contract. However, it is believed that she accepted a second deal.
An EastEnders spokeswoman confirmed the release: "We are investigating this matter."
It comes after soap star Kym Marsh criticized Maisie for "setting a bad example" while smoking a "strong smelling" hand-rolled cigarette behind the wheel of her car.
Not impressed: Maisie, who plays Tiffany Butcher in the Soap, appears to have broken the terms of her EastEnders contract by signing a contract to promote musicians on Tik Tok
44-year-old Kym, who played Michelle Connor on rival soap Coronation Street, criticized the "really stupid" actress and insisted that she use her public platform to set a good example to younger fans.
Address the incident in your OK! On the 1st column she wrote: & # 39; That was a really stupid thing to do. We all make mistakes and do things wrong, and hopefully Maisie will learn from this since she is only 19.
“When you are in a soap, you have to remember that you are influencing others – especially younger people – and you have to set an example.
“You are an ambassador for your show, so you need to make sure you uphold its values. I can't see her getting away with it easily. & # 39;
Deals: Maisie previously reportedly turned down a staggering amount of money from a record label to promote her artists' music on her videos
According to The Sun, Maisie took a break to smoke the cigarette before she finished and left in a hurry after a police car drove into the area on Two Tree Island.
Maisie and her buddy are said to have been parked for about 40 minutes around 3:50 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
According to the publication, the couple stopped at first before moving to a more remote corner of the island.
They reportedly rolled the cigarette for about seven minutes before smoking and then left around 4:30 p.m. after a police car arrived.
One spectator said: “The locals know this area as a place for people who smoke. She had the window open and the smell was very strong. I couldn't believe she did it while driving. & # 39;
Social Media: Outside of her acting work, the actress has become a social media sensation
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