Record labels are reportedly circling around Maisie Smith to offer her a music deal after she quit EastEnders to pursue a career in Hollywood.
At the end of last year, Maisie stunned TV fans when she glided all the way to the final of Strictly Come Dancing along with pro dancer Gorka Márquez, 30, before landing as a runner up.
But music experts are said to have been keeping a keen eye on her variety of talents – noting she has spent years sharing cover songs on YouTube that showcase her impressive pipes on top of her acting and dance skills.
According to The Sun on Sunday, music bosses are now said to be lining up to offer the star the chance to have a crack at the music charts.
A source told the publication: “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.”
Mirror Online have contacted Maisie’s spokesperson for comment.
EastEnders stars have had middling success in the charts – and Hollywood – after walking away from roles on the soap.
Tiffany Mitchell actress Martine McCutcheon enjoyed brief music success and landed a role in Love Actually after quitting the BBC show at the end of the ‘90s – before her career stalled.
While Zoe Slater actress Michelle Ryan quit the soap in 2005 to chase the American dream and landing a high profile role in TV’s The Bionic Woman – only for the series to be quickly cancelled and her career also stalled.
More recent stars include Sean Slater actor Rob Kazinsky and Peter Beale actor Ben Hardy who have gone on to land roles in huge Hollywood blockbusters like Pacific Rim, X-Men and Bohemian Rhapsody.
While Michelle Fowler actress Susan Tully – who quit the show in 1995 – may have failed to make it as an actress after walking away from Walford, but has gone on to become a hugely respected TV director and has helmed episodes of Silent Witness, Stella and Line of Duty.