The former EastEnders actor Maisie Smith was the newest recruit in this season’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins lineup, which will also include TOWIE actors Ferne McCann as well as Pete Wicks.
The former EastEnders actor Maisie Smith has opened up about the difficulties she faced participating in this year’s edition of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares to Win.
At just 21 years old, Maisie is the youngest recruit in the group that include TOWIE players Ferne McCann, and Pete Wicks, as well as former Strictly pro AJ Pritchard.
Maisie was requested to be a part of the show just four weeks prior to the event, which means she really had a month to prepare.
“In that month I just went absolutely crazy! I was just hitting the gym every day and trying to beat all my personal bests. I was running on the treadmill with weights on my back for hours,” she said.
“We got to Jordan a few days before and me and Jade were running on the beach and I’d have her on my back and then we’d swap over. It was just really intense fitness that I never used to do at home.”
In response to a question about why she decided to continue to do the show that is hardcore, Maisie said: “You have to think about it. I’ve seen the show, and I recall watching it and thinking “Wow. What a formidable group of folks’.
“I really just wanted to put my mental and physical strength to the test. I’m very competitive. I’ve always loved pushing myself and seeing my limits. It’s the perfect challenge for me, is what I thought.”
When asked if she found Chief Instructor Rudy Reyes and his team of Staff Directors Foxy, Billy and Remi “intimidating”, Maisie said: “Yeah. I would say they were. I did find them frightening.
“I believe there were some instances where I was outside within my own comfort zones. Or when I failed at a job They were pretty good in making you feel inadequate. It was a situation that you had to over come and discover your own self-confidence.
“I felt like an elementary school kid and was being scolded. I’m not a arguing person. Therefore when they were shouting at me for making things up or doing something dumb, it was like, ‘Oh, God’.
“It is really scary. I feel like I’m getting told off by my mum again as a kid. But they’re not doing it to make you feel like crap, they do actually want you to succeed. It’s tough love, I guess,” the former soap star said.
Maybe Maisie may be able to convince her lover Max George to take part in the next season on Channel 4. show on Channel 4 series.
The love story between the newly married couple has been heating up over the last few weeks. They have been seen hugging and kissing during a shopping trip for household essentials, sparking speculation that they’ve been living together.
In a summary of what she learned from her Celebrity SAS experience, Maisie declared: “Looking back, I cannot relive the agony and the exhaustion me felt. I just remember feeling so strong and strong.
“It was brutal and it was pain I’d never felt and exhaustion, dehydration, all of that. But it was also the moment I felt the best in myself. It just completely changed my outlook on everything.”