EastEnders star Maisie Smith shares hilarious throwback snaps as she celebrates 12 years playing teen tearaway Tiffany Butcher
EastEnders star Maisie Smith has celebrated 12 years playing the teen tearaway Tiffany Butcher with a gallery of hilarious throwback snaps.
The soap star shared the funny snaps on Instagram from her early days as Tiffany as she and co-star Shona McGarty messed around with props backstage.
Maisie, 18, also reassured fans that despite her nostalgic post she has no plans to leave the soap, as filming continues to be halted due to the coronavirus.
Funny: EastEnders star Maisie Smith has celebrated 12 years playing the teen tearaway Tiffany Butcher with a gallery of hilarious throwback snaps
Maisie appeared to be poking fun at EastEnders veteran Dot Cotton in her snap, as she dressed up in a headscarf and tabard while pretending the smoke a cigarette.
The actress first joined the soap at the age of seven as Bianca Butcher’s daughter, and became a breakout star with her hilarious one-liners.
She appears in the snaps with co-stars Devon Higgs (who played Tiffany’s half-brother Morgan) and Shona (who played step sister Whitney Dean).
Throwback: The actress marked over a decade since she made her debut on the soap at the age of just seven, but reassured fans she isn’t quitting the show
Gorgeous: Maisie made a full time return to EastEnders in 2018 after taking a four year break (pictured in March 2020)
Messing around: In the snaps, Maisie was messing around with her co-stars Shona McGarty and Devon Higgs
Looking back on her time in the soap – including a break from 2014 to 2017 – Maisie wrote: ’12 yrs ago today I joined the cast of @bbceastenders.
‘Thank you ALL for your endless support throughout the years ❤️ had the TIME OF MY LYF X X X p.s I haven’t left the show.’
Maisie also shared some snaps with her on-screen soap family, which included legend Pat Butcher, Janine Butcher and her dad, Bianca’s on-off flame Ricky Butcher.
Classic: She arrived in Albert Square as Bianca’s daughter with on-off flame Ricky, and the family has since caused chaos in the Square
Mad: The Butcher clan have gone down in EastEnders history during their time on the soap
The actress made a sensational return to the soap two years ago claiming she’d been abandoned by mum Bianca.
Since then she’s been through her fair share of challenges, including becoming a drug dealer and being raped.
But in recent months she’s found love with Keegan Baker (Zack Morris), and the couple surprised their loved ones by tying the knot earlier this year.
The pair also sparked rumours that they were getting close off-screen, but Maisie has insisted they’re ‘just mates.’
EastEnders airs on Monday at 8pm on BBC One. The soap is currently airing just two episodes a week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sweet: Since joining the soap, Maisie’s character Tiffany has formed a romance with Keegan Baker (played by Zack Morris) and they even tied the knot earlier this year