Strictly’s Maisie Smith says she’s finally accepting her legs after feeling ‘insecure over cellulite’

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Maisie Smith has opened up about her insecurities over having cellulite on her legs.

The 19 year old, who recently said Kevin Clifton is supporting her after she landed in dance-off again, took to her Instagram feed to share a series of snaps showing her in tiny green shorts after training with Gorka Marquez.

The star wore an oversized red jumper with a pair of very short and tiny green shorts, highlighting her incredibly toned legs, which she paired with lemon-yellow trainers.

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Sharing the photos with her 845,000 followers, the EastEnders actress took the opportunity to speak out about her insecurities and how she's beginning to overcome them.

"Here lies a collection of photos taken at the exact same time, however, from different angles, under different lighting," she wrote.

Maisie, who was recently spotted arriving for rehearsals in a pair of neon pink crocs, went on to admit she has cellulite as she said: "The past few years I’ve been VERY insecure about my legs. I covered them up as much possible.

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"No matter how many people told me “cellulite is natural.. everyone has it..” I still hated them.

"It’s taken me a while but I’m starting to accept these aspects of myself that I’ve always seen as “flaws”. I wore gym shorts (out of the house) for the FIRST time a couple of months ago n I was so so proud of myself [heart emoji]. I wish I could I say that I LOVE my body but I’m still working on that," [sic]followed by a sweating face emoji.

The stunning redhead went onto explain that she hopes her post can help others embrace the parts of them they deem as "flaws".

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She continued: "The reason I posted this was because I understand that it’s SO hard to love yourself and see your “flaws” as “qualities”. We ALL have things we want to change about ourselves.

"But I hope this can help other people feel more confident about their own insecurities. BECAUSE YOU ARE FRIGGING BEAUTIFUL."

Maisie added: "And because self love is the best love," alongside a pink heart emoji.

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