Max George ‘turned down £160,000 to appear on Celebs Go Dating’ amid Maisie Smith romance rumors

Max George, 33, is said to have turned down a six-figure sum to appear on Celebs Go Dating on E4.

According to The Sun, The Wanted singer, who recently split from girlfriend Stacey Giggs, 43, has declined the £160,000 offer amid romance rumors with fellow Strictly star Maisie Smith, 21 years old.

A source told the publication: “Unfortunately Max declined – despite the huge paycheck – he has no ambitions to go on a dating show, especially so soon after his split with Stacey.”

No thanks: Max George, 33, ‘turned down £160,000 to appear on Celebs Go Dating’ amid romance rumors with Maisie Smith

They added: “He has found the last few days difficult and says he is trying to keep a low profile and stay out of the spotlight for a while.”

Maisie, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing’s summer tour with Max, recently shared snaps as they enjoyed a sunny vacation together.

Although there is no record of Max on Maisie’s Instagram account, the pair were seen kissing during a recent robbery, according to a new report.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Max, Maisie and Celebs Go Dating for comment.

Lover?  Although there is no record of Max on Maisie's Instagram account, the pair were seen kissing during a recent robbery, according to a new report

Lover? Although there is no record of Max on Maisie’s Instagram account, the pair were seen kissing during a recent robbery, according to a new report

The couple were seen sitting close to each other and looked cozy on a romantic trip to Crete, with holidaymakers spotting the pair kissing during the flight.

The romance rumors arose just days after it was revealed that Max had split from ex Stacey, 43, who was previously married to beleaguered footballer Ryan Giggs.

And the ex-WAG took a savage jab at the pop star on Saturday, after accusing him of cheating on her with Maisie.

Sizzle!  On Friday, Maisie shared a snapshot from the getaway as she teased what they were up to on their sunny trip to her Instagram page.

Sizzle! On Friday, Maisie shared a snapshot from the getaway as she teased what they were up to on their sunny trip to her Instagram page.

Stacey shared a gorgeous photo on Instagram of herself with daughter Liberty, 19, and son, Zachary, 15, who she shares with ex-husband Ryan Giggs, 48, during their getaway to Portugal.

When The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley, 41, said the WAG looked like a 21-year-old, which is Maisie’s age, in a comment, she replied: “What’s going on? it when you move a lead weight around your neck [laughing emoji].’

Stacey is reportedly furious with her former partner and the former EastEnders actress as they are now going out in public just days after their split.

New love?  She didn't say who took the snap, but Maisie was seen vacationing with Max in photos obtained by The Sun

New love? She didn’t say who took the snap, but Maisie was seen vacationing with Max in photos obtained by The Sun

In a chat with one of her friends, she detailed her grief over the situation and how she feels “betrayed” by her former boyfriend.

The Sun reported that Stacey told a friend, “Seeing them go out in public so quickly after I dumped him is like a dagger in the heart.”

She then claimed that Max had changed since they first met and was now “obsessed with fame”.

Ouch!  Stacey (centre) gave ex-boyfriend Max a savage search on Saturday in a photo with her daughter Liberty, 19, and son, Zachary, 15, after accusing him of cheating on her

Ouch! Stacey (centre) gave ex-boyfriend Max a savage search on Saturday in a photo with her daughter Liberty, 19, and son, Zachary, 15, after accusing him of cheating on her

Wow!  When Tanya Bardsley, 41, compared the former WAG to a 21-year-old in a comment, Maisie's age, she replied:

Wow! When Tanya Bardsley, 41, compared the former WAG to a 21-year-old in a comment, Maisie’s age, she replied: “What happens when you move a lead weight around your neck”

The report claims that Max and Stacey’s first split in March this year was due to Stacey being suspicious of her boyfriend’s close relationship with Maisie, with whom he had spent the previous two months on the Strictly tour.

After a few days apart, the pair reconciled before Stacey dumped Max on July 25 after the Maisie rumors refused to die down.

Despite their split, Max and Stacey continued to spend time together, with the former boybander a regular guest at Stacey’s as he continued to deny cheating on her with Maisie.

It was on July 28 that Max went on vacation to Portugal to find Maisie and mutual friends. According to Stacey, he continued to deny he was with his Strictly co-star, telling her in phone calls that he was in Spain.

Split: Stacey would be furious that her former partner and her Strictly co-star are now going out in public just days after their split (pictured together in 2020)

Split: Stacey would be furious that her former partner and her Strictly co-star are now going out in public just days after their split (pictured together in 2020)