Maisie Smith’s travel plan

Maisie Smith wants to travel credit:Bang Showbiz
Maisie Smith wants to travel credit:Bang Showbiz

Maisie Smith wants to “travel the world” next year.

The former ‘EastEnders’ actress – who is dating Max George – is currently on tour with ‘Strictly Ballroom: The Musical’ but is looking forward to an extended period of time off so she can go off on an adventure.

She said: “I’ve got a lot to tick off the bucket list.

“But one is to take a couple of months off in 2023 and literally travel the world.”

The 21-year-old actress doesn’t find fame particularly hard to cope with because it is all she has ever known.

Asked if she finds fame difficult to deal with, she said: “I started on ‘EastEnders’ aged six, so I’ve never not known this lifestyle.”

However, Maisie can’t help but “obsess” over critical comments.

She added: “The older I got though, the more people had to say. At 18, I was in the public eye more than ever due to ‘Strictly’ and I wasn’t expecting such varied opinions of me.

“The problem is there’s usually 99 per cent positive comments and I obsess about the one per cent that are negative.”

And the actress insisted she’s not as confident as people think.

She told Best magazine: “I’ve always had self-doubt.

“I think it’s good to be open about it because the more people know that a lot of people have struggles, it might inspire people to do the same.

“I want people to know I’m not the confident, cocky little cow that everyone thinks I am.”