Maisie left her role as Tiff last year (Picture: BBC)

Maisie Smith is heading into the world of theatre for her next role following her exit from EastEnders.

The actress, known for playing Tiffany Butcher in the BBC One soap, will make her musical theatre debut as she joins Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton for the upcoming UK tour of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical.

Back in 2019, Maisie and Kevin won the Strictly special for Children in Need, with Maisie returning in 2020 to compete in the main show, partnered with Gorka Marquez.

Kevin and Maisie previously worked together in 2019 for a Strictly special (Picture: Strictly Ballroom the Musical)

Strictly Ballroom is based on Baz’s 1992 film and follows the romance between Scott Hastings (Kevin) and Fran (Maisie).

Set in Australia, the musical includes songs such as Love is in the Air and Time After Time.

Strictly judge, director and co-choreographer of the show, Craig Revel Horwood told What’s On Stage: ‘I’m delighted that the super talented Maisie Smith is joining Kevin Clifton on the Strictly Ballroom UK tour.

‘I can’t wait to see them dance together again. Expect some sexy moves, sizzling costumes and a simply sensational evening! I know that they’ll both be FAB-U-LOUS!’

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Following her exit from EastEnders last year, Maisie is set to join Alison Hammond and Vernon Kay for the BBC One remake of Friends Like These.

She is also reportedly set to star in the celebrity version of Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins.

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