Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders star Maisie Smith has took to Instagram to showcase her exhaustion after nearly completely her first week of rigorous training.

It seemed the 19-year-old's professional dance partner, Gorka Marquez, had been pushing the actress hard, in preparation for the grand performance this coming Saturday.

With the fast paced routine taking it's toll, the Eastenders soap star took to her social media page to show just how exhausted she really was after she'd been put through her paces.

In the snap, the strawberry blonde bombshell had collapsed and appeared to be struggling for breath after feeling the burn.

Maisie showed her handwork and dedication after training hard
Maisie showed her handwork and dedication after training hard

Falling to the floor, she was sprawled out in starfish like shape, with a paper cup of water placed next to her.

Wearing baby blue skintight lycra pants and a vibrant crop top, Maisie's washboard abs completely toned muscular body was exposed.

Her attire was teamed with white ankle socks and a pair of high heel shoes, to ensure that she is kept on toes ahead of the bid day.

Maisie was flat out exhausted after she'd been put through her paces
Maisie was flat out exhausted after she'd been put through her paces

The bookies current favourite to take home the glitterball, shared the snap with her 768,000 followers.

She penned: "If you're rehearsals don't end up like this you're doing it wrong." [sic]

On last week's BBC programme, coupling took place with each celebrity forming a partnership with one of the pro dancers.

Maisie bagged herself Spanish World Latin champion Gorka Marquez, who had previously been a runner up contestant in the past but never taken home the win.

Maisie was paired with Spanish Latin World Champion Gorka Marquez
Maisie was paired with Spanish Latin World Champion Gorka Marquez

The starlet quickly became a firm favourite for this years show after she'd appeared on the Children In Need special last year and managed to claim victory.

With the pressure on for both Gorka and Maisie it would seem they are definitely not resting on their laurels.

Prior to the partnering, Maisie was hitting the gym hard in a bid to be her fittest and strongest before the ballroom competition hotted up.

Speaking about her workout routine, she told New! magazine: "I'll be honest, I love going to the gym - it's my happy place where I can work on myself.

"But in lockdown it was closed and I didn't do one home workout. I just couldn't be bothered. I was tired. But as soon as the gyms opened again, I knew I was doing Strictly, and I've gone every single day to prepare.

"I know how hard it is and I want to be fit enough."

*Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One.