Celebs Go Dating: Anna Williamson wants Maisie Smith to join the agency

Anna wants a soap star in the celebrity agency next!

Celebs Go Dating relationship expert Anna Williamson has revealed she would love Maisie Smith to join the agency.

The 19-year-old EastEnders actress was previously linked to fellow Strictly Come Dancing star HRVY on the BBC dance show.

But while it’s not known if the two have hit it off away from the cameras, Anna told Entertainment Daily that Maisie would be the perfect contestant.

Anna Williamson wants Maisie Smith in the Celebs Go Dating agency (Credit: Ruth Rose)

Celebs Go Dating: What did Anna Williamson say?

When asked who she would love to see on the E4 dating show, the 39 year old admitted soap stars have proven to be a hit.

She exclusively told ED!: “Anyone who is authentic and wants to do the show for the right reasons.

Maybe Tiffany from EastEnders could be a really good shout.

“We’ve particularly enjoyed working with Kimberly Hart-Simpson this series, so to have another soap star would be great.

“Maybe Tiffany [Maisie] from EastEnders could be a really good shout. They do tend to be quite authentic the actors.”

The relationship expert would love to see Maisie on the E4 show (Credit: BBC)

What did Anna Williamson say about the celebs this year?

Meanwhile, on the current series, Anna has been busy working on Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard.

The professional dancer split from Maura Higgins earlier this year.

And the relationship expert revealed it was pretty tough for Curtis,.

Indeed, viewers watched as he appeared close to tears while talking about Maura in a recent episode.

“He still hasn’t unpacked and processed the very emotional relationship he had with Maura,” Anna explained.

Anna Williamson
Anna is a fan of soap stars (Credit:

According to Anna, Curtis isn’t the only celeb opening up on their failed romances.

Read more: Celebs Go Dating fans slam Wayne Lineker as he ‘lies’ about getting dumped

In addition, she shared: “Wayne Lineker does start to unpack his past love life.

“He’s had a complicated love life and we get to the root cause of why he now tends to favour younger women, because he didn’t always.”

2021 celebs go dating cast
The Celebs Go Dating cast this year (Credit: Channel 4)

The controversial businessman has made no secret of dating younger women, having previously explained he “doesn’t date anyone under 25”.

Read more: What does Sophie Hermann from Made In Chelsea design?

But could the 58-year-old change his ways for good?

Anna added: “We definitely make progress with Wayne, but I will say he was probably our most tricky and stubborn clients. I do think the ultimate test will be when his clubs reopen.”

Anna admitted Wayne was the most ‘stubborn’ (Credit: E4)

Anna’s view on reality dating shows

The relationship guru knows it takes a lot for celebs to open up on camera.

However, she admitted viewers should never take it too seriously.

When asked whether TV is the right place for celebs to find love, she explained: “I think being authentic and vulnerable is highly important. Fundamentally, you need to do that when you come into the dating world.

“Putting yourself on TV is always going to be a gamble because you can’t control how people will interpret you. There’s absolutely a place for reality TV and dating shows – but take it with a pinch of salt.”

And what support does CGD give to their stars?

She continued: “We have every single one of our contestants back – and that goes for the celebrities and non celebrities. We support them and they have our full duty of care.”

Joey Essex returns to the Celebs Go Dating agency


Tonight making their Celebs Go Dating comeback is none other than Joey Essex.

But will it be third time lucky for the former TOWIE hunk? You’ll have to tune in tonight (February 10) to see!

Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion airs Sunday to Thursday at 9pm on E4.

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.