Maisie Smith is said to be eyeing a record deal.

Maisie Smith

Maisie Smith

The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ runner-up is reportedly being scouted by “major record labels” following her successful run on the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition, as they believe she could become the “next Dua Lipa or Rita Ora”.

A source told The Sun on Sunday’s Biz on Sunday column: “Maisie can sing, dance and act — she’s a triple threat.

"A couple of major record labels are desperate to sign her as they think she could be hugely successful.

"She could be the next Dua Lipa or Rita Ora, appearing in films alongside performing - the world really is her oyster. Her voice is impressive and she has a huge range.

“Maisie is really versatile and has already amassed a huge fanbase. She’s also got a feisty, fun personality, which makes her stand out.”

Followers of the 19-year-old actress’ TikTok account will already be familiar with her stunning singing voice, which label bosses are hoping will propel her to chart-topping stardom.

Maisie began her career at the age of seven in 2008, when she appeared in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and landed her breakout role as Tiffany Butcher in the BBC soap ‘EastEnders’ that same year.

And the star is also reportedly set to explore lucrative branding deals as a result of her ‘Strictly’ success, but won’t be able to take them on until she is out of her BBC contract because of strict rules against advertising.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported Maisie has quit ‘EastEnders’ in order to pursue a Hollywood career.

Another source said: "Maisie is hugely ambitious and wants to test herself away from soaps.

"Starring in movies is a personal goal and seeing how well Ben and Himesh have done, it's given her hope she could be the next box office star from 'EastEnders'.

"The only stumbling block is whether Covid-19 and the knock-on effect of the pandemic will dilute the pool of acting opportunities.

"If it remains bleak, the sensible move might be staying put for another year. But the intention is to leave in October."