Maisie Smith shows off her impressive dancing skills as she wishes EastEnders co-star Shona McGarty a happy 30th birthday  

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Maisie Smith wished her former EastEnders classmate Shona McGarty a happy 30th birthday with a sensational TikTok video on Thursday.

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Former Strictly contestants, 20, and Shona displayed their scintillating dancing skills as they busted a move from Doja Cats Woman.

Shona, who plays Whitney Dean, synchronized her moves with Macy’s as she had a blast during a break from shooting the BBC One soap.

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Incredible: Maisie Smith wished her former EastEnders castmate Shona McGarty a happy birthday with a sensational TikTok video on Thursday

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‘Happy Birthday to my big sister! 30 is just the beginning baby,’ she wrote sweetly in her caption.

This post comes after Macy’s recent announcement of leaving her role as Tiffany Butcher.

After joining in 2008 at the age of six, Macy appeared on the show for 13 years, but reportedly decided to leave after receiving several big-money offers for other projects.

The delightful couple: Maisie and Shona met while shooting EastEnders and have remained close friends ever since (pictured in 2019)

The delightful couple: Maisie and Shona met while shooting EastEnders and have remained close friends ever since (pictured in 2019)

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

‘I am very excited for my next challenge and thank the BBC for the opportunity they gave me at the age of six.’

EastEnders executive producer John Sen said: ‘We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Macy’s.

Fabulous: Shona, who plays Whitney Dean, synchronizes her moves with the red-haired beauty as they appear to have a blast during a break during the shoot of the BBC One soap

Fabulous: Shona, who plays Whitney Dean, synchronizes her moves with the red-haired beauty as they appear to have a blast during a break during the shoot of the BBC One soap

‘She’s been an amazing company member during her time at EastEnders and it’s a privilege to see the star she’s into blossoming.

‘She has created an iconic character in Tiff and the door is always open for her to return. We wish him all the best for his future projects.

NS Sunday has reported that Macy’s opted not to renew her contract this time because she wanted to do other projects elsewhere.

Co-stars: Macy and Shona star in EastEnders together, but Macy recently revealed she'll be leaving her role as Tiffany Butcher

Co-stars: Macy and Shona star in EastEnders together, but Macy recently revealed she’ll be leaving her role as Tiffany Butcher

Macy’s was reportedly offered six-figure deals with clothing and beauty brands following her successful Strictly stint, although her contract with the BBC meant she had to decline them.

Messi finished runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with 31-year-old professional Gorka Marquez.

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

She has been involved in several major stories on the soap, including a shocking grooming plot in 2019.

Macy’s contract at first prevented her from appearing on other shows but she said Sun Last year she was keen to try other things.

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

The final scenes of the soap star are yet to air.

EastEnders continues on BBC One on Mondays at 8.05pm.

Twinkle Toes: Messi finished runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with 31-year-old professional Gorka Marquez

Twinkle Toes: Messi finished runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing last year after competing with 31-year-old professional Gorka Marquez

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