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Maisie Smith shares snaps from her time on EastEnders as she bids farewell to soap after 13 years

‘Farewell Tiffany Butcher-Baker’: Maisie Smith bids farewell to EastEnders after 13 years as she shares throwback snaps and says soap has ‘been a dream’


Maisie Smith has bid farewell to her role as Tiffany Butcher-Baker on EastEnders.

The actress, 20, took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared several snaps from her time on the soap after filming her final episode.

Alongside the post, she wrote: ‘Wow. Eastenders you have been a dream ❤️ lotta tears, lotta laughs and a whole lotta love. Episode 685 complete. Farewell Tiffany Butcher-Baker.’

End of an era: Maisie Smith has bid farewell to her role as Tiffany Butcher-Baker on EastEnders

She wrote: 'Wow. Eastenders you have been a dream ❤️ lotta tears, lotta laughs and a whole lotta love. Episode 685 complete. Farewell Tiffany Butcher-Baker'

She wrote: ‘Wow. Eastenders you have been a dream ❤️ lotta tears, lotta laughs and a whole lotta love. Episode 685 complete. Farewell Tiffany Butcher-Baker’

Among the snaps Tiffany shared was one of her posing next to a dummy of herself in a red mini dress.

She also posted a photo of herself enjoying a night out with her co-stars Rose Ayling-Ellis, Shiv Jalota and Priya Davdra. 

The actress also shared a snap pulling a sad face in front of her dressing room along with a photo of co-star Zack Morris holding her name tag.  

Maisie decided to leave after reportedly getting a number of big money offers for other projects.

Role: The actress, 20, took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared several snaps from her time on the soap after filming her final episode

Role: The actress, 20, took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared several snaps from her time on the soap after filming her final episode

Farewell: Maisie pulled a sad face as she posed outside her dressing room

Farewell: Maisie pulled a sad face as she posed outside her dressing room

She said: ‘It’s time to say farewell to Tiff! I’ve grown up on EastEnders since 2008, and have learnt from the best over the past 13 years.

‘I’m very excited for my next challenge and thank the BBC for the opportunity they gave me as a six-year-old.’ 

EastEnders’ Executive Producer Jon Sen added: ‘We are all very sad to see Maisie leave.

‘She’s been a wonderful company member during her time at EastEnders and it’s been a privilege to see her blossom into the star she is. 

Pals: She also posted a photo of herself enjoying a night out with her co-stars Rose Ayling-Ellis, Shiv Jalota and Priya Davdra

Pals: She also posted a photo of herself enjoying a night out with her co-stars Rose Ayling-Ellis, Shiv Jalota and Priya Davdra

Memory lane: Maisie also shared a snap of herself posing alongside a poster of co-star Adam Woodyatt

Memory lane: Maisie also shared a snap of herself posing alongside a poster of co-star Adam Woodyatt

Early days: Maisie shared a childhood photo of herself alongside Shona McGarty who plays Whitney Dean

Early days: Maisie shared a childhood photo of herself alongside Shona McGarty who plays Whitney Dean

She has created an iconic character in Tiff and the door is always open to her return.

‘We wish her all the very best for her future projects.’

The Sun reported that Maisie chose not to renew her contract because she looked to pursue other projects elsewhere.

Maisie has reportedly previously been offered six-figure deals with clothing and beauty brands following her successful Strictly stint, however her contract with the BBC meant she had to decline them.

On set: Among the snaps Tiffany shared was one of her posing next to a dummy of herself in a red mini dress

On set: Among the snaps Tiffany shared was one of her posing next to a dummy of herself in a red mini dress

Farewell: Maisie's co-star Zack Morris posed with her name tag after she filmed her last episode

Farewell: Maisie’s co-star Zack Morris posed with her name tag after she filmed her last episode

Change: Maisie decided to leave after reportedly getting a number of big money offers for other projects

Change: Maisie decided to leave after reportedly getting a number of big money offers for other projects

Maisie finished runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with professional Gorka Marquez.

The star won Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress at the British Soap Awards in 2008, a year after joining EastEnders.

She has been involved in a number of key storylines on the soap, including a shocking grooming plot in 2019.

Maisie’s contract previously prevented her from appearing on other shows but she told The Sun last year she was keen to try other things.

She said: ‘In the future I want to try new things and I want to play new characters.’ 

Twinkle toes: Maisie finished runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with professional Gorka Marquez

Twinkle toes: Maisie finished runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with professional Gorka Marquez

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