TV bombshell Maisie Smith says Strictly is giving her the sex factor.

The EastEnders star, who plays Tiffany Butcher, has battled insecurities for years.

But after training sessions for the dance contest helped her get into top shape and chats with fellow contestants like Radio 1’s Claro Amfo, she’s feeling more confident than ever.

Maisie, 19, told the Daily Star Sunday: “Being on Strictly has really boosted my ­confidence. I’ve worked really hard the past seven weeks and I’ve got fitter.

“Also, I’ve been around really lovely ­people. Everyone has boosted my ­confidence. I’ve spoken about my lack of confidence with a few of the other contestants. I spoke to Clara about it and she really helped me with it all.”

Maisie Smith has credited Strictly with giving her the confidence to wear skimpy costumes

Maisie is now so confident that she loves showing off her figure with revealing outfits.

She added: “This time a year ago I wouldn’t have felt comfortable wearing the costumes.

“They’re all absolutely ­crazy costumes!”

Maisie has been a sensation on the Strictly dance floor. But behind the scenes the actress, who is ­competing alongside pro Gorka Marquez, is crippled by nerves.

After having to fight for survival in two dance-offs, she fears she could be out of the contest this weekend.

Maisie Smith reckons the gruelling routines of Strictly has helped her get in shape

She said: “I don’t think anyone is safe in this competition. Everyone is amazing. And every week the competition is getting better and better. So you could be the top of the leaderboard or the bottom.

“When I closed the show last weekend it was terrifying. There was a lot of pressure. I was even more nervous than I had been the past six weeks. I thought, ‘This is the end of the show — don’t mess this up for everyone.’

“I am a very nervous person, so I am super nervous before every show. But I have Gorka reassuring me. He is such a good partner. He knows what he’s doing.”

Maisie is hoping the show’s judges and viewers will send her into the final, which takes place on December 20.

She added: “I would love to make it to the end of the show so I can experience every single moment. I don’t want to miss out on anything.”