HRVY has confessed he teased viewers about his reported romance with Maisie Smith on Strictly Come Dancing, by refusing to deny that he was dating the actress
HRVY has confessed he played up to rumours of a Strictly Come Dancing romance with Maisie Smith.
The pair were romantically linked throughout their time on the show, with many speculating the two had become an item after they were spotted hanging out together multiple times.
At the time, Maisie denied the romance rumours, saying they were “just friends” but teased something could happen for the pair in the future and admitted they had a “connection”.
And now, speaking out on the rumours, HRVY admitted he teased Strictly viewers about a possible romance between him and the EastEnders actress – but they never officially dated.
“I feel like you kind of play into it a little bit yourself, you can choose if you want to play into it or not,” he told the Daily Star.
And asked if he purposely stirred the pot when it came to the rumours, he added: “A little bit, yeah, I didn’t play into it but the whole thing with me and Maisie, we became really good friends on the show and apparently I was dating her.
“I saw the other day about ‘HRVY and Maisie split in December’, I was like ‘I don’t think we were ever together’, we were never together, we were just mates. It was almost funny to watch it happen, I suppose.”
“The thing is, you can deny it but then it’s just like ‘let people think, let people speculate’, it’s all part of the fun, nobody likes to admit it but it’s true,” he continued.
HRVY said the infamous Strictly curse never struck him but he did believe it was “real” for others.
A source said: “HRVY and Mimi are completely loved up. Things are pretty serious between them. They both know each other’s families and their friends have met.
“She [Mimi] is a model as well as an actress and wants to pursue a music career too – so they have a lot in common. They’re keeping their relationship off social media for the minute, but it won’t be long until they’re Instagram official.”
He had teased a romance earlier in the year, where he revealed he met a girl on the red carpet at the NTAs and they had exchanged numbers and gone on a few dates.