EASTENDERS fans have demanded Maise Smith and Rudolph Walker do Strictly Come Dancing next year after they performed in last night’s Children in Need special.
The actors took part on the show alongside Ricky Champ and former Strictly star Louisa Lytton but it was Maisie and Rudolph who caught the judges’ eyes.
Shirley Ballas told Rudolph: “First of all I want to thank all of you for giving up your precious time for Children in Need it’s so important.
“I think who caught my eye was the infectious eye of Rudolph, someone told me you were 80. You had a great hip action but your infectious smile just brought something special to this group.”
Bruno added: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such camaraderie, such fun in Albert Square ever. Saucy Maisie caught my eye. Did you see the hip action?”
The panel’s Mr Nasty was in a charitable mood and told Ricky: “I’m going to talk about Ricky actually, you stood out for me darling. I loved that double turn you did. The footwork was actually quite good. I particularly loved the around the world thing you did.”
And newcomer Motsi told Louisa: “Louisa I didn’t see you the first time but I’m really happy to have seen you now. You’ve done it before but you were probably better this year.”
Shirley went on to announce Maisie and her professional partner Kevin as the winners of the dance off.
The actress – who plays Tiffany Baker in the BBC soap – jumped for joy over her win.
She told Tess and Claudia after they presented her with the trophy: “I had the most amazing week, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful team by my side, it’s just been amazing.”
Fans were really impressed with Maisie and Rudolph’s twinkle and called for her to appear on the series next year.
One wrote: “Please Please Please can we have @maisie_smith_ and @keviclifton to take part in #Strictly next year they absolutely smashed Strictly in the Eastenders special tonight. #ChildrenInNeed I think they will definitely win the whole series if they do.”
A second said: “Seriously #Strictly….get @maisie_smith_ on one series! Such a natural dancer. Congratulations to the #EastEnders cast for a brilliant routine for #ChildrenInNeed”
Another added: “The Eastenders Strictly lot were bloody brilliant Get Rudolph on the 2020 series! #CiN #ChildrenInNeed”