Strictly Come Dancing contestants were plagued by rumors of a budding romance after calling themselves “handsome.”
And HRVY has revealed that he wants to take Maisie Smith “to dinner” at the end of Strictly, as he’s currently focused on “getting to the finale.”
The YouTuber, 21, said that while romance is not currently on the cards, he is “sure” he will take the 19-year-old Eastenders actress for a meal, The Sun reported.
In Search of Love: HRVY has revealed he wants to take Maisie Smith “to dinner” at the end of Strictly Come Dancing, as he is currently focused on “getting to the finale”
But he went on to admit that he needed to verify that his co-star is, in fact, still “single,” as he revealed he was “ready” for love.
He told the Sun: “I’m sure at some point when we can, Maisie and I will be going out to dinner.” I’m pretty sure she’s single too, didn’t really ask, but if we’re ever going for a meal I’ll be sure to check it out first.
But the singer puts all his attention on the dance competition, explaining that “it’s the dance first – then love and fun after” while he “wants to get to the final”.
While addressing romance rumors, he also boasted of being “really amazing on a date” because he is a “good listener”, describing himself as a “relationship person”.
Romance? The YouTuber and TV presenter, 21, said that while romance is not currently on the cards, he said he was ‘sure’ he would go out to dinner with the 19-year-old Eastenders actress. .
The TV presenter continued, “I have been rejected many times, so I can accept anything now. “
But HRVY said there was no romance between him and Maisie yet, insisting he “certainly didn’t kiss her,” after Strictly bosses banned kissing because of Covid -19.
Last week, HRVY and Maisie were seen standing within two meters of each other as they arrived to film the BBC spinoff show.
No chance! HRVY insisted there was no way he would be hit by the Strictly curse, describing his professional dance partner Janette Manrara, 37, as more “like my mother”
Safety first: HRVY said there was no romance between him and Maisie yet, insisting he “certainly didn’t kiss her,” after Strictly bosses banned kissing due to Covid-19
In footage obtained by The Sun, Maisie and HRVY were seen arriving to film It Takes Two together, despite the government’s requirement to keep at least two meters away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The pair were seen chatting with business partners Gorka Marquez and Janette after speaking to Gethin Jones on It Takes Two.
A source told MailOnline at the time: “Stars are reminded to stay at least two meters apart.
“It’s hard to maintain, as everyone knows, but it’s more important than ever now for Strictly that everyone stay as far apart as possible.
Rumors: HRVY had previously considered the possibility of a romantic relationship with Maisie Smith when Strictly ends admitting he finds the soap opera star “very beautiful”
Addressing the misstep by speaking to The Sun, HRVY said he was “sorry” if they “forgot for a fraction of a second” that they were not two meters apart, insisting that ‘they were “trying to remember”.
And this isn’t the first time HRVY has been forced to discuss their relationship with Maisie as romance rumors continue to swirl around the show’s rivals.
Speaking to Roman Kemp and Sian Welby on Capital Breakfast last week, he teased the possibility of romance at the end of the BBC dance competition.
He said, “You know what? I’m still single, I was hoping that after movie week I was James Bond or Batman or Spiderman, and they put me in a gnome outfit as Gnomeo and Juliet. I thought I had DMs but unfortunately no.
When he spoke about the romance rumors between him and Maisie, he admitted that the star of the soap opera was “very beautiful” and a “lovely girl”.
Rumors: Speaking to Roman Kemp and Sian Welby at the Capital’s breakfast last week, HRVY said he was ‘still single’ but planned to ‘focus on dancing’ amid safety rules by Covid-19
Revelation: The singer teased a possible romance with his “good friend” after the show’s finale on December 19, as he told radio host Roman, 27, (above) “on never know ”
But he went on to explain that now was not the right time for romance, as he couldn’t “see or touch anyone” under the strict coronavirus regulations on the show.
Strictly has seen a number of changes due to Covid-19, including regular testing for cast and crew, enforced social distancing, and the series shortened to just nine weeks.
Responding to the romance rumors, HRVY revealed, “Do you know what? She is great, she is a very good dancer, she is very beautiful, she is an adorable girl.
“But right now it’s not like I can see or touch anyone anyway, not that I’m touching anyone, but because of all the COVID restrictions, what can you do? Right now I’m going to focus on dancing but Maisie is a great girl.
However, the Strictly star then teased a possible romance with his “good friend” after the show’s finale on December 19, as he told radio host Roman, 27, “you never know” .
He said, ‘Hmm, yeah I mean who knows! But at the moment, we are good friends.
Capital FM co-host Sian then enthusiastically told HRVY, “So you say there is a chance! “
To which he replied cryptically: “You never know, you never know …”
But HRVY previously denied the speculation in an interview with Lorraine Kelly, saying that while he finds Maisie attractive, there’s no romance on the cards.
Contest: This year’s series saw Maisie dancing alongside her professional partner Gorka Marquez, the actress who previously described HRVY as a ‘handsome guy’
He said: “She’s lovely, very talented and she’s beautiful, but right now I’m focusing on dancing…”
Denying the rumors of love, he said to Lorraine, “You know what, I’ll tell you if something happens, Lorraine. Believe me, I would! No, we are just friends.
“Either way, because of the Covid and pandemic rules set, we can’t really be a distance from each other anyway, we have to be two meters away so we’re not as friends, we just dance. “
Earlier this month, Maisie and HRVY were seen leaving the Hertfordshire performance hall within a minute of each other as they continued to spark romance rumors.
Elimination: Maisie and Gorka were narrowly avoided elimination last weekend after being in the bottom two alongside Max George and Dianne Buswell
The couple were the last to leave Elstree Studios after the show’s movie week, with HRVY leaving at 4:36 a.m. before being closely followed by Maisie in a separate car at 4:37 a.m.
With strictly live recording starting at 7:25 p.m. Saturday night, it was surprisingly late to leave, with professional dancer Oti Mabuse also seen leaving early at 4:15 a.m.
It came not long after Maisie described HRVY, with whom she has been linked on several occasions, as a “gorgeous guy”.
The series saw Maisie dancing with her professional partner Gorka Marquez, who was narrowly saved from elimination last week after being in the final two alongside Max George and Dianne Buswell.